Last post on Sep 15, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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#11 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [Best_Shot]
May 03, 2009 (12:44 pm)
I am just in the process of buying a 2008 SL. I have the sale on condition of the dealer fixing an annoying rattle from the back of the van. Can't tell where the rattle is coming from for sure. Is the effort worth it? Should I walk away from the deal?
#12 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [dxr]
May 04, 2009 (6:44 am)
if you think the price is great, then I think it is worth it. If the rattle noise is coming from the sliding doors, they can make adjustments to remove the rattle. Note that the sliding door design since 2007 is far better than the 2004... if the rattle noise is coming from elsewhere, I cannot advise you for I have no experience. Since they made adjustments to my sliding door, I haven't had any problem...
#13 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [Best_Shot]
May 04, 2009 (2:28 pm)
Thanks Best Shot for the advice. I spoke to the dealer today. They say the noise is due to a hinge in the rear door. They finally decided to call the Nissan Tech line. Why they waited 3 days to contact this line is beyond me. But according to the dealer, there have been a few instances of this "noise" and the technical assistance group advised that it is a defective hinge. I did not see any posts regarding this issue so I wonder how prevalent this is?
#14 of 17 2008 Rattle Noises frm the rear sliding doors
Sep 07, 2009 (5:41 pm)
I have the same rattling problems on my BRAND NEW 2008 quest SE. I took it back to Atlantic Nissan in Islip NY where I bought it several times and they told me they could not fix it.The rep said I had to learn to live with the noise! They are crooks there!I then took it to Amityville Nissan in Amityville NY and they told me they could not fix it and to wait, for Nissan will come up with a FIX?? I also took this forum printout and explained to them about installing foam between the door and trim panel, but they refuse to do it. They never fixed it. October will be one year and the warranty will be up. How do I get them to fix this problem?
#15 of 17 Re: 2008 Rattle Noises frm the rear sliding doors [greendillon]
Sep 08, 2009 (8:48 am)
The warranty for this should be 3 yr/36k miles. Not sure if you are over the mileage or not....
You have two options: try another dealership or call Nissan Consumer Affairs (owner's manual). The dealer should at least make an attempt to fix the problem.
#16 of 17 Re: 2008 Rattle Noises frm the rear sliding doors [greendillon]
Sep 09, 2009 (10:11 am)
The Nissan Quest is well known for its squeaks and rattles problems and also its brakes and steering wheel shake problems..Very well documented .And there is no fix to these.The rattles go away after some padding or screw tightening but they come back within a month.Just the way the Quest was built. Infact as per CR it was one the worst vehicles ever and is on its list to be avoided.The Quest has been plagued by quality problems and probably is the worst Nissan ever along with Armada and Titan.
I got a used 04 Quest even though I knew about these problems as it was a screaming deal and I needed a minivan and it was not my primary vehicle.A new Quest -- No way.
I know this may be a radical solution-but if possible ,trade it in if the hit is not that much.Because with time it depreciates horribly.Trade it in and get a used or if possible Certified Sienna or Odyssey.My preference would be Sienna-quiet,plush and smooth ride and excellent reliability.Again its your decision-if you can live with all those rattles and shakes/vibrations and the brake problems,its your call.But this would be my personal advice.Just MHO.Good luck.Keep us posted.
#17 of 17 Re: 2008 Rattle Noises frm the rear sliding doors [greendillon]
Sep 15, 2009 (7:13 am)
I am not sure why they won't fix it. I haven't had any rattle or vibration issue with my 2008 Quest SL since they fixed/adjusted the sliding door.
I agree that you need to call the consumer's affairs and complain about the issues - I think the dealership should at least try to fix it (heck yeah, they are getting paid by Nissan to do this - extra business for them). My understanding is that the consumer's affair will contact the dealership directly if you cannot resolve it between you and the dealer.
My Quest is going strong, and I have no regrets in buying it in cash.