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#3 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [tiuy]
Jan 29, 2009 (1:47 pm)
I bought a new 2008 Nissan Quest SL last August 2008. I currently have around 4,200 miles on it, and lately, I have noticed, too the sliding door rattling noise on the passenger side every time I hit bumps on the road. I am aware that this issue was prevalent in 2004 and 2005MY, but not sure if this is same issue in my car. I haven't taken the car yet to the dealership for it is too cold here Michigan, and I need the car. If you guys get any result about your issue, pleas keep us updated. Thanks.
#4 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [Best_Shot]
Jan 29, 2009 (10:39 pm)
Hi, I brought my Quest to 2 Nissan dealerships already and the squeaks and rattles are still there. The first dealer lubricated the rubber seals but nothing happened while the 2nd one replaced a part (I think it is the roller arm) but there was also no improvement. I don't know what to do next. I am going to bring it back to the dealer and hope they will be able to fix it the next time.
If you happen to have your problem fixed, please kindly inform me too.
#5 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [tiuy]
Jan 30, 2009 (10:07 am)
Tiuy - did you tell them that what they did didn't fix the problem? did they test drive your vehicle before they gave it to you? I would call the consumer affairs and file this issue because you may have a claim for lemon law if the problem persists under warranty after a number of fixes. I think here in MI, after 4x of 'fixes" and still don't solve the problem, you can file for the lemon law...
#6 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [tiuy]
Jan 30, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Tiuy - I will take my car to the dealership this coming Monday and have them take a look at this rattle issue. I strongly suggest that you contact consumer affairs (800) NISSAN-1 (or 800-647-7261) especially that you already took your car twice to the dealership, so that Nissan could help you to resolve this issue if this rattle will not go away... I am not sure what will happen after a number of times you take it to the dealerships, but at least, you will have a record at Nissan that you are in communication with them about your issue. Here in Michigan, after 4 times of trying to fix the same issue and still cannot be fixed, I can demand Nissan to buy back my car. By the way, you didn't spend a dime on those 2 dealership visits, did you?
#7 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [tiuy]
Feb 02, 2009 (12:19 pm)
Tiuy - dropped off the vehicle this morning, and I just picked it up this afternoon. The bottom line is they fixed it (at least for now). I drove it back from the dealership, hit every bumps on the road, and sure enough, sounds quiet and solid!!! I had a good experience, too from dealership although I must admit that at first, I was hesitant because of some rumors I heard about their service.
What they did according to the work order:
"Test drove the vehicle found right rear door rattle and right rear door finisher panel rattle. Also water sound coming from rear of vehicle.
Adjusted passenger rear sliding door roller. Test drove door noise fixed at this time. Trim panel noise still remained removed passenger rear sliding door trim panel and install foam between door and panel. Test drove no more noise from door panel after installing foam. Noise from rear of vehicle still present found water on rear bumper braice (?) removed rear bumper cover removed water test drove no more noise at this time."
I hope this will give you some hope that you door rattle will be fixed. If you happen to be in Michigan in suburb of Detroit, go to Nissan Bill Cook in Farmington Hills. I had a good experience, and I will come back again if I need to (but, I hope I don't have to).
#8 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [Best_Shot]
Feb 02, 2009 (9:26 pm)
Hi, thanks for your suggestion. I will bring it back to the dealer and will inform them of what your dealership did to your Quest.
I will inform you of the outcome. Thanks again.
#9 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [Best_Shot]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 02, 2009 (9:33 pm)
Any idea if the tech put some expanding foam in the door or stuffed some loose fill foam in there?
I've heard of people using a can of expanding foam from the big box hardware stores to pop out small dents (and people have probably popped some welds or dented their sheet metal playing with that stuff to).
#10 of 17 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest squeaks and rattles coming from sliding doors [steve_]
Feb 03, 2009 (6:30 am)
I have no idea and there is no way for me to know if they used expanding foam. I didn't talk to any tech or service manager to exactly explain to me in more details what they did...
#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...