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We are experiencing the "wiper swipe." Now knowing it is not just in our head, we are going to take it to the dealer to have it checked out.
We had a 1994 Quest and the only problem we had with it was the brakes kept making noise even after they were worked on. The Quest had over 100,000 miles.
Anyone had this problem or knows how to get around it - Thanks.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - your transmission failed a bit early but some will, while others won't. It's unfortunate and shows the value of an extended warranty, which is pretty cheap for the Quest compared to other minivans.
The transmissions are probably the worst, except for all the other vans out there. Go talk to the Windstar owners who had to do rebuilds at 50,000 miles due to a failed forward clutch piston (I know, I was one of those). Then go talk to the Chrysler van owners. Their 4-speed has been troublesome since the 1980's, when they started putting it in the cars.
The Nissans hold up better than most minivans, but nothing is perfect. Some people will have failures. Yours is only the second I've read of in here, the first posted a short time ago, at 86k miles.
Oh, and I would have a reputable company other than Nissan do the rebuild. It will probably get done faster, have a longer warranty, and cost a lot less. Dealers are not known for being cheap.
We have the same problem with the rear audio controls. It simply does not work the way the manual says it should.
We discovered that we couldn't split the audio while we were driving cross country and meant to get with the dealer to find out what the problem is. Of course we haven't yet. If anyone has any info on this please pass it along.
I'd like to know if there would be a way to get anything back from Nissan if the system doesn't work. It clearly states in the brochures that you can play one type of audio up front and another through headsets in the rear. That was the only reason we wanted it.
It would be nice not to listen to Barney during 12 hour roadtrips. . . .
The basic rear audio package only gives the rear passengers the ability to turn the radio/tape/cd off/on. It also allows rear passengers to turn the speakers off and listen with the headphones. However, you won't get the dual playback feature.
If you paid for the premium audio upgrade and your dual playback is not working, the dealer should fix the problem.
I've noticed a number of people don't realize that the dual playback feature is only available with the premium audio upgrade. (optional on the se/gxe) As a matter a fact, when I first bought my Quest even the sales person was misinformed. He told me that my van's rear audio had dual playback when it didn't.
Don't buy the extended warranty from the dealer. You can get a much more comprehensive one at a lower price if you look right here on the Edmunds site.
But, why is it, if anybody knows, that Mercury is selling the Villager (rebodied Quest) instead of the new Ford Windstar ? And how much of the Nissan Quest's (parts wise) is actually American? And who actually did the designing - Ford or Nissan?
The best price you can get in your area will depend on how many vans your local dealers have in stock, how well they are selling, and how motivated they are to move them out.
You may want to look back in the Nissan Quest topic, as well as the archived posts. You will find more information there. Good luck.
According to the sales, the 2000 Quest will come to the market in 6 to 8 weeks. So the price may drop if Nissan is willing to offer rebate or incentive, which Nissan has not done for 1999 Quest yet. It is a good time to start shopping around now. Since even the price may drop again, the choice of 1999 models will become less and less. It seems like the SE has been moving out quick, then the GXE. By the end of September, we may only find a few fully loaded GLE with sunroof and leather seats around.
thanks for your help all!
SE Quest owner. ;-)
We love our 1991 Nissan Sentra which is why we stuck with Nissan. Now we are wondering if we made a mistake. Our Sentra is past 200,000 and has had little work done to it and has never had the front-end aligned. We have bought three sets of tires over that 200,000 miles. So we are at a loss as to why our van is being out-performed by other vans we have driven.
Any suggestions would be welcomed,
Still impressed with Nissan
Regardless, given your mileage, it's probably time for a "tune-up" for your van. I'd recommend finding a good, trustworthy independent garage. Have them change the sparkplugs, air filter and fuel filter. Also have them check the plug wires and the ignition timing and adjust it if necessary. Then drive it for a while and see if you have more power.
If not, then your mechanic will have to do a little more searching. They may have to check the compression, and hook it up to a simulator to check the emission sensors. At your mileage your oxygen sensor could be kaput. If so, you may have noticed a drop in gas mileage as well as power.
Hope this helps. Let us know what you find out.
I don't believe there were substantial mechanical changes from 1993-1998. You might try driving another early Quest at a used car lot to see if it accelerates better than yours.
Minivans are not high-performance vehicles. Today, most vans are around 200hp, but even that is not a lot compared to the size of the vehicle it is pulling.
1) The cover on the passenger side Airbag is a little loose. It does not rattle, but you can easily rock it with your hand. Does anyone else have this problem?
2) The drivers door is sometimes difficult to unlatch. It seems to be more of a problem in hot weather and only from the outside. Anyone experienced this?
3) Intermittent wiper is activating once in awhile when we activate the turn signal. I know this has been talked about here, but I want to know if the problem has remained solved once the dealer changed out the part and how difficult was it to get the dealer to change the part?
4) Lastly, once in awhile when shifting from reverse into drive (yes I fully apply the brake to stop) the transmission appears to slip ever so slightly. With all the discussion regarding transmissions, I was wondering if I should have this looked at now or wait for it to become more pronounced?
Any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated.
Does any one knows if there is any component for controlling the left brake light.
- AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (AP) -- DaimlerChrysler AG is recalling 2.1 million minivans because of defects that could cause the liftgates to collapse, the windshield wipers to stop and fires to break out under the vehicles.
Turns out it is a wiring problem, which Mercury dealer informed me was covered under a recall. albeit a quiet one. Check with your Nissan dealer, and you will likely get it fixed for free. Make sure they do both tail-lights. Seems the wiring inside the bulb harness works itself loose, and the bulb does not make contact with the receptacle (sp?)
As an aside, my boss also has a Quest, though a 96, and he just found a steady stream of gas pouring out of his gas tank.... makes you wonder.
Community Leader/Coupes, Convertibles, and Sports Cars
My main quibble: don't go to the dealer for ANY service; they rip you off. I would buy another, but I'm thinking about buying a new Villager, because of the current rebate/finance deal mainly -- any advice pro or con on that?
Although, Villager does give you a low interest rate and rebate (both). Check out the costs, could be a toss-up.
I was hoping to get a Villager but wound up with the Quest. The Quest was cheaper -- even when I factored in the Mercury rebate (financing didn't matter) -- because Villagers I found came with more options I didn't want but would be forced to buy in order to get the stuff I did want.
Well, I just changed the oil in my Quest last night and I noticed that Nissan still uses the old fashioned distributor (most if not all others have gone to fully electronic distributorless ignition). This means that the ignition timing is adjustable and may be off. This may not show up as a trouble code on the computer and could affect mileage. If you are getting poor mileage I'd have the dealer check the timing.
Hope this helps.
Anyone have this problem? Anyone know what the problem might be?
Community Leader/Vans Conference
I noticed a Apr 1994 Tech Service Bulletin put out by Nissan to fix this problem.
Could anyone email me a copy of this bulletin?
I would like to take it to my local mechanic to see if he could do the work, and save some money.
I had posted in this
townhall back in the
latter part of Jul about
mileage on my SE. At
that time I had 4K miles on it and since, I have taken a trip from
Houston to CA & back. I
now have almost 8K miles on the car. I found out
some interesting facts
on the mileage. If I
kept the speed from 60
to 70 I averaged between 23 & 24.5 mpg. If I
cruised at 75 or higher
the mileage dropped to
20 & 21. In my book
this is still not good
figure). After some of
the responses received from before I have decided that is pretty much normal. Also any hill of any consequence and with the cruise on
to third. I finally
cancelled the cruise as
I started climbing so it wouldn't downshift
I still enjoy the car
very much however. With the 2 A/C's one sure
will not get hot, even
in the desert in AZ, &
CA. It is a tremendous
I now believe the noise is caused by escaping exaust from the warped Exaust Manifold. I am taking it into the Nissan garage tomorrow.