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Nissan Quest, Brakes, Van
#35 of 118 Re: Nissan Quest 2004+ Brakes [cirruss]
Aug 17, 2007 (10:49 am)
My 04 Quest pulsated fiercely during braking. Mileage was only 11,000km. Dealer said they would replace the rotors but without telling me, just turned them instead. Now, at 60,000km the problem is back and Nissan Canada still refuses to give me new rotors, citing that they are still "within spec". It should be noted we've had over 21 warranty claims on this vehicle, including one that resulted in a vehicle recall. (my son almost lost a finger in the tilting mechanism of the second row seats)
We are getting discouraged with what is our second Nissan new vehicle purchase. Don't think I'll be buying another one any time soon.
#36 of 118 quest brake problem
Aug 27, 2007 (3:44 pm)
help my terrific van is acting up. 1999 with 97000 mi. left front brake continues to hold pressure. i've replaced pads, brake line,caliper and master cylinder. NO HELP. someone suggested abs modulator but not sure and can't seem to find one. Suggestions? thanks
#37 of 118 Re: Nissan Quest 2004+ Brakes [rzacharias]
Aug 27, 2007 (6:26 pm)
Our 05 Quest needs an other set of rotors:
Original: overheated under 4000 km (no charge)
2nd set: overheated under 8000 km (50% discount of $340)
3rd set: overheated under 3000 km (will see the update)
I only put 17,000 km on this van. If Nissan need me to pay anymore $$, i will never buy any Nissan Vehicle. Also, I will order a set of Frozen rotors and see how long it could last.
#38 of 118 Re: Nissan Quest 2004+ Brakes [carzzz]
Aug 28, 2007 (8:49 am)
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If it were my vehicle and I had three sets of rotors warp, I would find a good independent mechanic and have them perform the brake job. What your Nissan dealership is doing is not working. He/she will install rotors and pads that they are comfortable with. Not sure I would necessarily go with Frozen Rotors. There are quality rotors for much less. Talk to your mechanic. I had goo d luck with Wagner rotors on my old Explorer.
#39 of 118 Re: slotted drilled [cirruss]
Sep 21, 2007 (5:48 pm)
can u give me some update on the frozen rotors? I am about to purchase a complete set of frozen rotors + Hawk pads!
#40 of 118 Re: slotted drilled [carzzz]
Sep 21, 2007 (7:09 pm)
Update - 10,000 miles and the Frozen rotor still good, no pulsing or warping. Haven't had to worry about any brake problems for many months.
#41 of 118 Re: Constant brake problems [garycox]
Sep 23, 2007 (5:10 am)
Yes it is a design problem but it can be alleviated by smooth brakeing. My wife had an Altima and was constantly warping rotors. I have 40,000 on 04 Quest with original brakes. She brakes fairly hard then eases off until total stop. I always try to brake evenly from onset to total stop therefor heat is evenly distributed throughout the stop process. Try it, it works.
#42 of 118 Re: Constant brake problems [terryharris]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 23, 2007 (7:31 am)
I was reading the other day about driving techniques when you first get in the car - if you are gentle with the brakes the first mile or so, you give them a chance to warm up and that also lessens the risk of warping. Hard braking with cold rotors isn't good for them.
Steve, visiting host
#43 of 118 Re: quest brake problem [gakp]
Oct 10, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Just wondering if you have found a solution to your brake problem. We also have a 1999 model with 90K miles on it. Front driver side brake stuck about a month ago, and we replaced pads, rotor, and caliper. Started sticking again today. Auto parts store recommended replacing the brake line. However, based on your experience, this may not solve our problem. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I don't want to keep spending money for repairs that may not be necessary.
#44 of 118 Re: Ceramic Pads on '04+ ?? [cirruss]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:48 am)
I installed Raybestos QS pads all the way around on our '04 Quest, 87,000 miles, this past weekend. I got them installed just in the nick of time, the old pads were pretty thin. I believe that the rotors had been turned at least once before, and are holding flat, so I left them alone. They appear to be working well, and I'll keep the group posted on their performance and am hopefull for the stability of the rotors.