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Nissan Quest 2004+

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  • I Just confirmed the same with my dealer - 5 yrs bumper to bumper.
  • The extended warranty should be a "standard" for all first year models for all car manufacturers. If the consumers are the "Guinea Pigs" then they should be compensated with an extended warranty.......IMO.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    i dont see why...most issues present themselves early. also, it wouldnt make people any happier. go look at the armada board. nissan has spent thousands of dollars on some of those trucks, and people are still flaming those boards.
  • lumbarlumbar Posts: 421
    I think this is a very nice move on Nissan's part but am I the only one concerned about the people who bought extended warranties based on the original 3/36,000 coverage?
  • You are correct most issues present themselves early but some my linger until your warranty is over. A lot of people will be happier and will help boost their confidence in their first model year vehicle. Many people read this board and hoping that, lets say, the "transmission issue" does not happen to me. We all know Murphy and Nissan is doing the right thing by boosting the confidence in the current 2004 Quest owners. You will never make every single person happy but the warm fuzzy feeling never seems to hurt. If a manufacturer is confident about their product then they should have no problem doing so. Besides, exactly why is Nissan increasing the warranty?
  • raul4raul4 Posts: 95
    I, too, am concerned about the extended warranty. When I purchased my 2004 Quest I also purchased from Nissan an extended warranty of 7 years, 100,000 miles that cost me $1,329.
    If Nissan extended the basic to 5 years 60000 miles, I would think that there would be some sort of adjustment in the extended warranty.
  • raul4raul4 Posts: 95
    I spoke with a representative at Nissan who advises me that he knows of no plans to make any kind of adjustment to extended warranties.
         If anyone hears anything differently, I would certainly appreciate a post on this thread. Thanks.
  • bmisbmis Posts: 14
    gg2k2se:

    I am interested in your experience with the "rear hatch leak"...as I think I might have one as well. Where was it and what did the dealer do to fix it? I cannot reproduce my leak with a garden hose, but when it rains, there is a wet area in the carpet along the bottom rear portion of the storage well.

    Thanks.
  • gg2k2segg2k2se Posts: 109
    Well, I'm actually surprised that no one other than us had this issue. For me, the water soaked down the sidewall carpet just under the plastic trim next to the taillight. The water continued into the well area along the rear just as you described. Yes, it only was visible after a particularly heavy rain. After one storm I had about 1/4 of the rear well carpet clearly soaked by water.

    My dealer took apart the rear molding and traced the leak to the top edge of the rear hatch area. Right next to each hinge is an "L" shaped piece of rubber-like material painted same color as the body. My dealer said this is meant to cover a weld seam and apparently had a leak. He applied some rubber sealant around this "L" shaped piece as well as some under the black rubber door gasket about half way down the door edge where there is another weld seam. He did both sides.

    I've left the van outside during some heavy rains and the problem appears to be fixed, but I will be keeping an eye on it.

    Good luck, gg
  • lynnwlynnw Posts: 119
    I dont have any leaks anywhere in my new Quest. I would have surely seen one too since we ended up driving through the worst part of hurricane Frances in Orlando. Long story dont ask. The point is if there were going to be any leaks, I would have seen it for sure.
  • I was at the dealer for service today. My service advisor showed me the letter they recieved from Nissan. It states that:

    Early in September, Nissan will be sending a letter to all owners of 2004 Nissan Quest extending the basic coverage of their Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty(NVLW) from 3 years/36,000 miles to 5 years/60,000 miles. All other terms and conditions and limitations of the NVLW will apply to this extended coverage. Along with the letter Nissan will be sending a label to each Quest owner, for them to apply to their Warranty Information Booklet.

    One of the great things about this forum is that the network of people is so large, you often hear of things first on this forum. Often times before anything official. This may also lead to discussion and speculation about the validity of some claims. The letter that I read ( my service advisor made a copey for me) should put to rest any speculation on the subject.
  • raul4raul4 Posts: 95
    A quick question--- Does the letter mention anything about those buyers who puchased Nissan extended warranties?
  • The letter does not mention anything about buyers who purchased extended warranties. It does say that 2004 Nissan Quest owners may contact Consumer Affairs at 800-NISAN1 with questions pertaining to this program.
  • raul4raul4 Posts: 95
    Thanks for the information.
  • All,

    Is anyone else having rotor problems at early mileage? Dealer tried resurfacing both front and back, but to no avail. Now they are in for full replacement. Engine runs great, but rattles, gas mileage and brakes are disappointing for this van. I went against my previous experience with first year model van(Windstart) and thought the imports would be better. Bottom line - don't buy a first year model. Great news if the warranty is extended though.
  • raul4raul4 Posts: 95
    What kind of symptom(s) were you having relating to the rotors?
  • Braking above 40MPH would result in serious front end vibration. Letting off the brakes would make the problem cease. Any braking on downhill regardless of speed would cause serious vibrations. Service department said they are making the rotors out of composite material versus metal, so they will wear out quicker. They said the van is too heavy for the rotors, so they will wear out sooner...
  • raul4raul4 Posts: 95
    Thanks for that information. I have not had those kind of problems and was just curious as to what they might be. Sounds like some really serious problems.
    Are the rotors going to be replaced under the warranty? Replacement of the rotors can be expensive.
    I had the rattles in both sliders but they were resolved early on.
  • I see I'm late on this topic, but I received the letter and sticker in the mail today from Nissan. Extended my warranty from 3/36 to 5/60,000. We have had MAJOR problems with our van (engine, catalytic converter, exhaust replacement) so I wasn't sure if it had to do with that or not. The extension of the warranty was never mentioned in the dozens of phone calls I had with Nissan Consumer Affairs, so I was surprised to receive it.
  • I also got my letter and sticker in the mail today.
  • lumbarlumbar Posts: 421
    I don't know what the "official" name for this color is, but I've seen a couple in my area recently after never seeing any. Color is certainly a subjective thing, but these vans are the most attractive minivans from the exterior I've seen. IMO the blue is unique but really nice as well. Wish I could pull the trigger on one--a beautiful vehicle in a bland marketplace.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    its called azure blue.
  • lumbarlumbar Posts: 421
    Thanks Bowke--I checked the Nissan site and Edmunds and did not see it ("Majestic Blue" only), so I was beginning to wonder if I'd seen some kind of "limited" paint job or something. I'm in an area with a couple of Nissan corporate offices, so you see a lot of interesting stuff. I also think it goes VG with the grey interior.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    azure blue is only for the 2004s. the '05s wont have it.
  • lumbarlumbar Posts: 421
    Well, I ve seen so few that apparently the general public doesn't share my taste--which I guess is no surprise. Lotsa Silver Mist, Smoke, and some gold around here BTW, the colors on the Nissan and Edmunds sites are for 04 and still don't list it.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    they may have discontinued that color early. im not sure exactly. we havent had one in about 2 months, and that one almost had a birthday.
  • Yeah I have a few minor problems with my Quest such as a slightly leaky moonroof and the FM radio reception problem. I just got 9.6L/100KM on the last tank (610KM travelled (about 500 highway) and filled up with 58.65L). That is fantastic for a van with 240HP. It blows the doors off of my old Caravan in performance and mileage. My minor problems will be fixed soon. Even with these problems this is the best vehicle I've ever owned. Period.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    I had the same thing happen to my Quest around 8k miles. They re-surfaced the rotors and all was right with the van. I also had this problem with my Malibu and Intrigue. I know a ton of other manufacturers have had this problem as well. It seem that to save on weight they make the rotors thinner. You get a couple of high speed stops or a few down hill stops and it cna cause the rotors to warp.

    I would take the van in the next time oyu get it serviced and complain about the rotors. It's a known problem. They should fix them with no questions. If not then go to a brake shop and get upgraded rotors.
  • Nissan has updated its wesite to reflect the changes for 2005. Most significant is the addition of another lower priced trim level. It is listed as Quest 3.5. Basically it is the 2004 S, but they've dropped the price by $990.00.
    The S now has standard power rear hatch, power right slider, power quarter-rear windows and a rear sonar system. All for only $210.00 price increase over the 04 S. SL gets 5 speed A/T and a price decrease of $490.00 from the 04 SL.
    www.nissannews.com has a synopsis of the changes.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,794
    Nissan's troubled Quest minivans get longer warranty (Arizona Business Gazette)

    And from the article:

    "Customers who already purchased an extended warranty through Nissan before this latest move can opt to cancel their existing contracts for a full refund, Bazemore said."

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