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#56 of 111 2011 Nissan Quest Conversation Mirror
Aug 04, 2011 (9:46 pm)
My new Quest has the conversation mirror instead of the sunglasses holder. I personally think the mirror is a gimmick and is supposed to enable viewing of activity in the 2nd and 3rd rows. The wide angle reduces the lmage so much I really can tell much of anything with it. I would much rather have the sunglasses holder. Can the conversation mirror be replaced with the sunglasses holder in thr SL model?
#57 of 111 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest Conversation Mirror [maui77]
Aug 05, 2011 (9:30 am)
heh...those mirrors are like fun-house mirrors.
I think you're supposed to be able to keep an eye on the kids...or something to that effect.
I'd much rather prefer a telescoping rod with a rubber glove/sponge on the end...to keep the kids inline
There are a number of online nissan parts stores...but I'd first call your local Nissan Parts Department.
#58 of 111 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest Conversation Mirror [ivan_99]
Aug 06, 2011 (8:07 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I already have spoken with two Nissan dealerships' parts and service departments and they pretty much gave me the "trainee salute". It looks too simple to not be able to swap the mirror out,...but maybe there haven't been enough inquisitions to NIssan. Looks like I'm stuck with the "funhouse".
#59 of 111 2011 Quest Jump Start?
Aug 24, 2011 (8:44 pm)
We bought the 2011 Nissan Quest LE about 2 months back. Today when we were about to go out the van won't start, felt like the battery was discharged. The van had been sitting idle for 5-6 days, moreover I suspect that I might have left one of the interior lights on which must have discharged the battery.
Since this vehicle does not have a regular key to turn on/off the engine, does anybody know how to jump start the vehicle? I also read in the owner's manual to depress the accelerator pedal and try starting the vehicle, but not sure if that's the correct route to take since the battery sounds pretty much discharged.
#60 of 111 Re: 2011 Quest Jump Start? [pg1008]
Aug 30, 2011 (9:24 am)
I'm curious if the problem was actually a dead battery. We have had a problem with our 2011 Quest SL when we are parked on an incline, with the nose of the vehicle down, and have less than 1/3 a tank of gas. When we return to the car, we get a fuel indicator light and the gauge reads below E. It takes 3-5 minutes driving on level terrain before the indicators go back to how they were before we parked. One time, when I was parked on the side of a road with a particularly steep incline, the car died. AAA had to add 7 gallons of fuel before it would start again. The dealership replaced the fuel pump and fuel gauge assemblies, and we are still having the same problem. I am very curious about whether anyone else is experiencing similar problems, or whether anyone can guess what else might be causing this problem.
#61 of 111 Re: 2011 Quest Jump Start? [mseb]
Sep 10, 2011 (11:49 am)
I had the exact same issue....gas was a bit lower than a 1/4 of a tank and we parked on a hill. The car started and stalled....was about to call road side but thought of rolling down the hill to flat ground to try again. Sure enough....once on flat ground the van started and we raced to a gas station...lol. Lesson learned....cannot park the Quest on a sharp decline with less than 1/4 tank. Not exactly the best answer...but other than that the van is great.
#62 of 111 Leaning towards the Nissan
Sep 14, 2011 (8:48 am)
Well, I've driven the Honda Ody, Toyota Sienna, and Nissan Quest. I'm leaning towards the Quest.
I currently have a 2003 Honda EX-L and the interior noise drives me nuts. Also, had to get a new transmission at 83K, luckily I only had to pay 10%. (I had to put on the charm to make them pay for that, although, they know they have/had an issue with the transmissions.) So hard to trust Honda again. The new Honda is still noisy. The only thing that I really like about the new Honda is the audible back up system. It beeps when you are getting too close to an item. And I don't mind the thunderbolt - kinda like it.
Toyota Sienna - quiet, but looks so boring. Also, lots of interior plastic.
I like the Quest because it looks different than the other mini vans. Also very quiet. The conversation mirror (love it! Big help for a mom like me). The mirror is so much better than the useless one in the Toyota. And I like the keyless feature and just touching the button on the door handle to open the sliding doors.
Deciding issues - We live 8 miles from the Honda dealer, almost 20 to the Nissan. Hopefully, Nissan will drop me off/pick me up for any maintance. I don't enjoy hanging out at the dealer. Not too keen on buying first year model years, might have to wait a year or two.
#63 of 111 Re: Leaning towards the Nissan [patnic]
Sep 14, 2011 (2:57 pm)
Just as an FYI...you don't have to go to the dealer for regular maintenance; unless it's warranty work.
Not sure what the distance matters...unless you walk the 8 and don't want to do the 20
#64 of 111 Re: 2011 Quest Jump Start? [cpateach]
Sep 22, 2011 (8:38 pm)
Well I had my experience with this same thing today. I had approx 1/8 tank of fuel on the gauge and had come upon a road work situation on a 4 lane hwy. Traffic had stopped and I was on a 10-15 % decline. The car sputtered and stalled and started rolling downhill. I tried to apply the brake but without power it was extemely difficult. I finally got it stopped and I attempted to start the car repeatedly. It finally fired and I pulled out of line to head back in the other direction and it ran perfectly - UPHILL! I stopped at the first gas station I found an filled it up. It took 16 gallons and according to the manual, the Quest has a 20 gallon tank. I really don't understand why this happened with 4 gallons of fuel still in the tank
#65 of 111 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest Conversation Mirror [maui77]
Sep 23, 2011 (7:40 am)
I have one and would like the sunglesses holder as well- when I asked, I was told that it would be about $200 to change that part out, as it is one whole unit with the lights and that module is also where the bluetooth is. Unfortunately I am also stuck with the funhouse mirror!