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Nissan Quest, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Car Comparisons, Van
#70 of 112 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest [fxguy]
Oct 13, 2011 (9:42 pm)
I really like these vans, but have a major concern with the reliability of them. The 2005 i own burns oil and needs the top end of the motor rebuilt at 75K miles, luckily i can do this myself.. bad piston rings this early are not a good sign, after i'm done i am selling it, and going to drive my older Toyota Sienna. I have a lot of friends with older Nissan Maxima's and they are bulletproof, but i also have friends with newer Nissans, and they are terrible.. I guess i will check these posts in 5 or so years to get a better idea as to if they are good or i should stick with my Toyota's. To me they are the best looking vans out.. Its just too bad that they do not have the regular automatic or manual transmissions, that CVT makes me nervous.
#71 of 112 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest [themanindbox]
Oct 13, 2011 (10:38 pm)
Our 05 Quest is the exact opposite. We've had one item under warranty (window seating)...and nothing else.
We've had annoyances with some rattling...but nothing mechanical at 85k miles (so far...) just oil, brakes, battery, tires, rear hatch shocks. I have a serpentine belt that I was told is cracked...so I may do that soon.
#72 of 112 Re: 2011 Quest Jump Start? [maui77]
Oct 24, 2011 (9:29 am)
Hello Maui77 and others with this fuel issue-
Is there somewhere on the internet that I can get a copy of this service bulletin, because I also am experiencing this same issue with my 2011 Quest, however, only one of the times was the vehicle parked on a downward incline... in this downward incline experience, the manual gauge showed 1/4 tank, the "miles until empty" display read 85 miles, however the van would not start until we added 2 more gallons of gas. In the other two instances, I was parked on level ground, and the manual gauge did read lower, probably around 1/8 tank remaining, "miles until empty" read around 45 miles, and again, van wouldn't start until we added more gas. I took the van to dealership where purchased (Hudson Nissan, N. Charleston, SC), and basically was left feeling as if the technician thought I was imagining my problem. This third occurrence happened yesterday, and I would like to have the service bulletin in hand when taking the van this time (along with copy of this thread!) My intuition is telling me that the engine is relying on some kind of computerized signal that tells it whether or not to start based on how much fuel it "thinks" is in the tank... perhaps there truly is enough fuel, and the calibration of this sensor just isn't correct... Oh for the days of the mechanical automobile!
#73 of 112 Re: 2011 Quest Jump Start? [jordangilbert]
Oct 24, 2011 (7:37 pm)
Yeah..you have the same thing I had. I had mine repaired and have had no problems since. I have not been able to find a printable version of the entire bulletin online (5 pages), but have found the reference information and summary description. You should be able to show this to the service advisor and he can find it on the Nissan Service database. If you still get the "trainee salute" from the service guy, you need to find another dealership.
DATE: JULY 14,2011
#74 of 112 power sliding doors
Oct 25, 2011 (6:47 am)
Hello, Does anybody know whether the van needs to be in Parked position to operate the power sliding doors? In the owners manual it says the doors can be operated if it meets one of the criteria.
When the ignition switch is in the “ON” position,the system can be operated in the above and one of the following conditions.
. Selector lever is set in the “P” (Park) position.
. Brake pedal is depressed.
. Parking brake is applied.
However, I am unable to open the doors when it is Drive position , even if both Brakes are depressed. Are there any settings to make this work?
Any inputs are appreciated.
#75 of 112 Re: power sliding doors [an125]
Oct 25, 2011 (10:25 am)
On the "old" one you always had to have it in Park...which you might as well do if you have the brake applied or Parking brake on.
Unless you're trying to open it as you're braking; i think it needs to be a complete stop...no pushing the kids out while you roll by
#76 of 112 Tires for Quest LE
Nov 27, 2011 (9:47 am)
I find the vehichle skids/ slides more than my 2004 Quest (SL). An ysuggections for a better tire. I have the Toyo OEM currently with 10.5k on them
#77 of 112 Re: Tires for Quest LE [plashenick]
Nov 27, 2011 (2:06 pm)
On the 'old' Quest we found the Yokohama AVID to have very good wet characteristics.
The only thing...we need a tire replacement after 40k miles which is half the 80k rating. Luckily Discount Tire will prorate the difference.
#78 of 112 Re: Tires for Quest LE [plashenick]
Nov 30, 2011 (10:55 am)
I have Michelin Primacy on my 2004. Great tires! but expensive. Michelin has the $70 gift card with 4 tires promotion going on right now.
#79 of 112 So how do you like your new Quest?
Dec 03, 2011 (7:59 am)
I still have my 2003 Odyssey and waiting for it to go...
How do you like your 2011/2012 Quest? Besides the low gas/hill problem, any other problems? Favorite aspect of the Quest?