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Nissan Quest 2004+: Problems & Solutions

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  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    See my post #1791
    Link: bperk, "Nissan Quest 2004+ Problems & Solutions" #1791, 20 Jan 2006 5:55 pm

    If you would also like documented proof of the "Door rattle silence kit" I'll fax over the letter to you also that addresses this issue. Please leave yoour fax #.
  • We trying to change a burnt-out, right side brake light on our 2004 Quest. How do you get the cover off???
  • I got my notice by mail. ANyone that says the 2004 Quest does not have 5/60 is out and out lying. Call Nissan 1
  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    Its in the owners manual under the "Do it youtself section", or follow this...

    Remove rear combination lamp mounting bolts.
    Pull rear combination lamp to remove from the vehicle.
    Turn bulb socket counterclockwise and unlock it.
    Remove bulb.
    Install in the reverse order of removal.

    I can email you a picture illustrating the bolts.">
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    Call Nissan customer service yourself. first have them verify the extended warranty. Second, tell them your story with this dealership. I would follow-up with a certified letter to the owner of the dealership along with proof of the extended warranty and stating that their dealership refused to acknowledge the extended warranty on the Quest. Send a copy of this letter tot he Regional manager.

    BTW what is the name of the deealership?
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    It's not that odd for parts on a fairly new car not to be in stock. Remember this version of the Quest has only been out for 3 years. So many of the replacement parts may not be readily available. If you feel that uncomfotable driving the vehicle, call Nissan and ask if they can arrange a loaner car at the local dealership until the part comes in.
  • rrobrrob Posts: 51
    I agree that with a new model, some parts will be not available, but for a warranty/safety part, like a strut, you should be able to arrange a loaner. That said, my dealer has been good in regard to service on my 2004 SE. I do wish those wiper blades weren't so rare and expensive though, got to replace mine, also. Back to the dealer . . .
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    You can get the 28 inch wipeer blade at any auto part store. I think I also saw them at either Walmart or Target.
  • On the wiper blades: Jiffy-Lube sells Rain-X brand blades: $10.99 for the smaller, passenger-side and $16.99 for the larger, driver-side. Installed.
  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    Hi all, Ive been doing some research on alternative rotors for my 04 as I am so disgusted with the OEM's and constantly going back to the dealer with warped rotors. Anyway... I have found a company that creates a performance slotted rotor for the front and rear. The slots in the rotors are a huge benefit, effectively making them warpless and give you over 200% increase in longevity of lifespan. The company is www.frozenrotors.com. You will pay extra for them but in my view its worth it as i am exausted spending many saturdays at the dealer getting my brakes fixed. I will let you know how I make out after they are installed.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    The "Service engine soon" light came on in my 2004 Quest S (34,500 miles). I checked the fuel cap. Anything else I should check?
  • The ones for the Quest are not slotted, they're cryogenically treated to remove stress and prevent warping.

    We have 23,000+ miles on ours, and no problems, but we usually replace OEM disks with aftermarket Girlings when available.
  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    I personally spoke to one of the engineers of this company as he said that you should use slotted cryoenic ones on the front and the regular cryogenic ones on the rear because of the weight of the vehicle. He said they will make slotted ones seperately for the front for $40.00 extra fo reach front rotor.
  • Drilled or slotted rotors have been common on sports or racing cars for many years. The Quest isn't particularly heavy compared to many trucks or SUV's. But let us know how they work out for you.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    I had the Service Engine Soon light come on about a week or so ago. Not flashing or anything. I went to Advance Auto Parts for them to check the code. It showed P0745 - Pressure Control Solenoid Circuit malfunction. The guy at Advance didn't have a clue as to what could be a problem.

    Before I take it to the dealer, can anyone give idea as to what could be the problem?

    Thanks
  • eyeblindeyeblind Posts: 156
    I had the Service Engine Soon light come on in my van back at 3,000 miles. I now have 20,000. My invoice from the service department stated that " Isolated concern to A/F sensor and ECU programing failure. Replaced B2 A/F sensor, reprogramed AMED ECU" I don't know what the heck that all means, but what ever it was I haven't had a problem since.
  • jmaszkjmaszk Posts: 1
    I have an '05 Quest, with approx 7000 miles on it, and I am experiencing the same thing you are. I have noticed that it is randomly making a loud metallic bang in the engine when I start the van. It seems to be worse the longer the van just sits there before starting up...once you start up, there is no longer any noises, and stopping and restarting don't replicate it. By the way...for me, the engine just has to be cold...it can be warm out and the starting "bang" occurs...I live in Phoenix.

    Is there anyone else out there who is experiencing this issue with their quest? I would like to find out as much as possible, so I can get the dealer to fix this serious problem. :confuse:
  • We had a similar issue on our Quest around the same time as your other reply (around 3k miles). Similar replacement item as them as well. Havent seen the lamp since. We are at 33k now.
  • Anyone get any satisfaction from Nissan1 or from elsewhere regarding brake issues on an '04? Just paid $500 for fronts and rears with rotors turned (on the vehicle by the way as they should be). Anyone get warranty coverage or reimbursement based on the problem being so widespread? Doesnt sound like Nissan stepped up to the plate on this one at all. TIA
  • jimb14jimb14 Posts: 2
    I also have sliding door rattles in my 2005 Nissan Quest. I see there is some sort of anti rattle kit available. If you could tell me how to obtain this info, I would be grateful.
  • garandmangarandman Posts: 524
    Take it in to the dealer. Just had them installed on ours. No charge.
  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    My experience with this issue that I had was resolved by low oil level in the engine. I checked the oil level one morning after the engine was making the noise on an especially cold morning and it was low. I topped it of with one quart and all was OK after that. I then took it to the dealer for an oil change just to be sure. Since the last oil change we have not expereinced this noise and its been well below freezing here in NJ. So right now my concerns have been resolved as far as I can see due to low oil. Ive been keeping and eye on the oil level reguarly and aal seems well, level is the same after many weeks.
  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    The door rattle kit was for the 2004 model. If they did not address this issue with the 05's then Nissan has really messed up and dropped the ball. Check the TSB's for the 2005. Here is the link ...

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsearch.cfm
  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    I had my dealer here in NJ replace the rotors for FREE under warranty. Also the many times I had them cut was FREE also. I guess it depends on the dealer and how they treat their customers for retention.
  • What was the mileage on yours when you had this work done?
  • garandmangarandman Posts: 524
    Anyone buy aftermarket wheels for a Quest?
    Do the 200-2003 wheels fit? Or Altima or other Nissan wheels?
  • bperkbperk Posts: 38
    See my history on this problem. bperk, "Nissan Quest 2004+ Problems & Solutions" #1792, 20 Jan 2006 6:08 pm

    Guess what! Wifey is complaining that the steering wheel is vibrating again with the 3rd set of rotors... aggghhh.
    There only 2000 miles on these rotors... agghhhh.
    Its a good job I ordered a set of frozen rotors for the front wheels over the weekend. As I posetd before Im installing a set of frozen rotors on the front and rear of the van as I am exhausted with this issue. The front with shipping cost me about $250.00. I'll keep ya all posted how I make out with them.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    The brakes may not be the culprit. A couple of posters psoted about problems with the steering wheel vibrating. the solution had to do with an adjustment in the steering rack while under load. If I remember right it took a few visits to the dealer to get it resolved.
  • plashenickplashenick Posts: 162
    When I got new tires they forgot to Balance and had a vibration over 60mph. After balancing the issue went away; drover over 80mph to test
  • plashenickplashenick Posts: 162
    Wife got my car filler yesterday, but Fuel gauge read 1/4 full. DTE said 80 miles (which corresponds. Brought it back to stations and checked that the tank was full (1/2 hour after initial fueling). The tank was full, and the gauge was saying 1/2 full (138 DTE). Next morning car was still saying 1/2 full. I am bringing this to the dealer as it may be a computer / sensor problem.

    Anyone ever have this trouble?
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