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Nissan Quest 2004+: Problems & Solutions



  • njdude101njdude101 Posts: 22
    Does any one else notice following problems from 2005 Quest 3.5 S.

    Yesterday I notice that “passenger air bag off” light was on even though my wife was at passenger seat. (she weight around 120 lb), then I pull a car on side and I moved to passenger seat but still light did not go off. I drove for around five miles like but when we were coming back on that time light was off, I checked few times to make sure if it still having any problem but luckily as soon either me or my wife take a sit light went off. That was a first time happened so far.

    Today when I turn on heat I was hearing “tic tic” type of clicking noise from passenger side ventilation, it was not continues noise but one or two clicks after every couple of minutes.

    When I change ventilation position I hear noise that it is switching to other mode now. (Probably from motor, not loud but noticeable)
  • zaragozazaragoza Posts: 4
    I have the base model for the '05 quest. I have also noticed a noise as well. Does it sound like the door is bumping when you are driving. Like it is loose?

    Please email me at

  • njdude101njdude101 Posts: 22
    I also had that noise from passenger side sliding door, specially when i drive on rough road, I went to dealer and they fix it.

    Today I also notice that when car is on Park and if I push break paddle I hear click (loud) from the shift knob, sound like its unlocking the gear. Do you have that problem??
  • njdude101njdude101 Posts: 22
    From where I can buy low cost security+ plus Gold plan for 2005 Quest 3.5 S ?
    How much it usually cost?

  • gg2k2segg2k2se Posts: 109
    Yes, when you push the brake pedal, the shifter unlocks. That's the safety feature that prevents you from lurching forward if you did not have the brake depressed. You can hear it but it usually isn't very loud.
  • garandmangarandman Posts: 524
    Anybody notice that the power sliding door slides so hard if anybody is in the way while it is closing you could get hurt. I had accidently bumped the button while loading items in the side, the door started coming, I thought I would give it a hip bump back and it kept on coming closing me in. I ended up with a large bruise, Nissan said that the door was ok, I think a child would definitely be seriously injured if they were caught in the door.

    We have an 05 and my wife stopped it with her forearm. It was nothing more than a squeeze, so find a more responsive dealer, perhaps?
  • moxmox Posts: 4
    I'm thinking of doing the same thing as you, could you tell me which aux. light kit you used? Also where did you mount the switch? And what is the pigtail socket for? Is it because the fog lights that you got from Nissan don't include the actual sockets/bulbs in them? Thanks for the great ideas and info!
  • moxmox Posts: 4
    Has anybody added a Sirius radio to their Quest? I'd like to install one that interfaces to the center console & radio controls. I want to know if it's a standard Sirius radio or specialy made for Nissan. If it's possible, what is the model #, where is it mounted and is any of it pre-wired for easy addition? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • valintvalint Posts: 1
    Hello, army4us
    I am just starting with the shaking at 45+ and the chain noise. I wonder if you hear like the front end of the car is falling off. I 'm going back to the shop tomorrow so I will let you know.
  • farmer3farmer3 Posts: 21
    I have XM satellite radio on my '05 SE. It was installed after I got the vehicle by the dealer. It's totally integrated with the center console and radio controls.
  • chuck0731chuck0731 Posts: 12
    Well, the vibrations have been getting worse on my 04 Quest (see post #1193), and now they sometimes occur at less than highway speed, so I'm heading back to the dealer on Monday for another test drive to see if they can "confirm" the problem. If anyone has any suggestions as to what I can ask the dealer to look for, I'd love to hear them. Someone at work who had a similar problem with their car (not a Nissan) said their problem ended up being a cracked engine mount. Since I know nothing about cars, does that sound like something that could cause the problems I'm experiencing?
  • quest4mequest4me Posts: 9
    To Max re Satellite Radio

    It's not very self-installer friendly!! In fact they have made it so
    difficult that it probably would be better to have the dealer
    install it and the wiring. Many dealers send the vans to electronic
    specialists for installation.

    Good luck!!!
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    Most high speed vibrations have been associated with the tires and not the vehicle itself. Have you had the tires balanced?
  • chuck0731chuck0731 Posts: 12
    Yes, the dealer balanced them a month ago, with virtually no improvement. They've also adjusted the brake rotors several times. My understanding is that if it was just the tires, the vibration would happen all the time, and not sporadically as it does. Is that true?
  • njdude101njdude101 Posts: 22
    This is my first Mini Van and I am not sure if this is normal but for me it seems like that Quest's had glare problem in the windshield, sometime it’s really distractive while driving.
  • ahightowerahightower DFWPosts: 431
    I can't speak for any other van, but it is a Quest attribute. It was noted in some reviews I read. I test drove and purchased mine at night, didn't realize how distracting it could be until the next day. All I can say is that you get used to it eventually, and polarized sunglasses seem to help.
  • garandmangarandman Posts: 524
    This is my first Mini Van and I am not sure if this is normal but for me it seems like that Quest's had glare problem in the windshield, sometime it’s really distractive while driving.

    All the new vans have immense windshields. I don't find the Quest worse than the Caravan we also own, or others I've ridden in lately. I also wear polarized sunglasses most of the time.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    Re-read some of the earlier posts. There have been a few members who have experienced this problem. No it is not true that the vehicle would be vibrating all the time if it were the tires. There is a method of balancing that is produces better results than spin balancing. (I'm sure someone will chime in with this method). I had a 89 Buick Century that used to vibrate at 75 mph. I replaced the tires and it ran smooth to 80.
  • njdude101njdude101 Posts: 22
    When I was driving today I started noticing that Noise (from power sliding door) again, it seems like dealer probably did not fix it well enough. I am going to wait for few days if it gets worse then I will go back to dealer. It runs smooth on high ways, only on rough road I hear this noise. Pls let me how dealer fixed your noise problem?
  • park3850park3850 Posts: 10
    I bought a small, black towel. I put it on the dash on long drives. You can leave it there all the time if it bothers you too much to ignore.
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