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Nissan Quest 2004+



  • my question is do you think think the problems im having is grounds for a buy back or a lemon law and if so do you know how they work that. thank mike
  • It was on Saturday during the Thanksgiving weekends coming back from my first cruise trip, I got 27 mpg on 93 premium gas from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA. Two adults and a child with moderate luggages. From Tampa to Gainesville, the traffic was intermittently heavy and I had to vary the speed from 40 to 80 mph with several stops (I saw a lot of cars with the Gator banners). Nearing Atlanta, there was bumper-to-bumper traffic for about 30-40 minutes. Otherwise, I kept the speed at around 75 mph. I found that the Quest gas mileage suffers significantly when the RPM goes over 2500. I kept it under 2500 almost throughout the entire trip.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I'm not sure if you have approached your service department about these issues but there are fixes for each one. Talk to your local dealership.
  • sclinsclin Posts: 5
    My 04 Quest SL suffered rattle sounds like others in this forum. The rattle sounds like coming from the sliding door; however, my Quest had customer service items like the door squeak kit installed. I went back and forth to my dealership and finally they were able to locate the source of the rattle sound from the second rows seats. The rattle sounds only occurs when there is no passenger in the second row. If I move the second row seats to the most forward position, I hear lots of rattling sound when the van hits uneven surface. If I move the second row seats all the way back then the rattling sound stopped. My service manager further tested their new 05 Quest and told me the problem is the design problem with the seat latch. Does anyone have the similar issue? I believe Nissan should be able to come up with a simple fix for the seat. I don't know if I should call Nissan Corp to further discuss my issue.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Congratulations Exploder. Nissan extended the bumper to bumper warranty on all 2004 Quest to 5yr/60k miles. this was to assure each owner that Nissan backs there products. So any issue you have before 60k miles should be covered by Nissan, parts and labor (minus the wear and tear items).
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    REgardign the gas tank, i think the Quest suffers the same problem as the Odyssey in that the fuel tank is shallow to accomodate the third row fold flat seats. So you get "inaccurate" readings from the fuel indicator. Personally it going off early does not bother me. I now know that I have 3-5 gallons before I run out of gas. I think the most i have ever put in the tank is 19 gallons. So they can't reproduce the problem since there really isn't a problem.

    The other thing, never ever as for or accept the dealership interval services. Most of the items are simple check items that they charge an arm and leg for. Look at the owner's manual to determine what is required. For basic service, any garage can service this vehicle. This engine has been aroudn for a number of years. Parts are common.
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,221
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  • It was on Saturday during the Thanksgiving weekends coming back from my first cruise trip, I got 27 mpg on 93 premium gas from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA. Two adults and a child with moderate luggages. From Tampa to Gainesville, the traffic was intermittently heavy and I had to vary the speed from 40 to 80 mph with several stops (I saw a lot of cars with the Gator banners). Nearing Atlanta, there was bumper-to-bumper traffic for about 30-40 minutes. Otherwise, I kept the speed at around 75 mph.

    We log fuel use and averaged 22.3 mpg for the first 6,000 miles, including breakin and winter driving.

    Our best tank was 27.5, mostly highway at 65-75 and with the AC on (in recirculate mode) most of the trip. The cars about to turn 19,000 miles so I'll see what it is lately.
  • pierpier Posts: 79
    dtownfb has a point. There are fixes for these issues, however it is possible that not all of them have 100% probability of success. How many unsuccessful dealer repairs have been effected regarding the problem? This will answer your own question. I sympathize with you - this is a serious symptom you're experiencing. Let us know.
  • I had read elsewhere on this forum about the extension of 5/60,000 to the bumper to bumper but was told by this dealer that it was not so. It could be that the salesman was not aware of this. I'll do some further checking. It would be great to have this further assurance for de-bugging things.
  • gg2k2segg2k2se Posts: 109
    My Thanksgiving 750 mile trip averaged 21 mpg on 2 fillups, which is the same I've gotten before. I can't imagine getting 26 mpg with my driving - Highway, usually between 70-80 mph, almost fully loaded with 5 people. My fuel warning light goes off with 5 gallons remaining in the tank. I know when the last square disappears on the fuel gauge, there is still 2-3 gallons remaining. It's not a problem, just something to be aware of.

    As far as service, my Vestal NY dealer has been good. They don't always find the problem at first but keep trying. I get a loaner so it's only a minor inconvenience to/from work to stop at the dealer.

    Despite numerous minor issues, my 2004 SE is a good van and I'm confident that the 5 year warranty should shake out the big problems.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Call Nissan directly for the warranty extension. They sent out stickers to place in the owner's manual.
  • Are there all weather mats for the Quest?

    Costco has Kraco rubber mats for $20 for a 4 piece set, but doesn't have a cover for the "way back."

    Is there an OEM all season set?
    Or good aftermarket set?
    Available online?

  • Just a couple of comments. We've had our 06 Quest for 500 miles so far. In regards to the DTE, it was explained to me that since idle time is factored in to the trip computer function, I would think that average would not be all that accurate. I don't drive the van much, so I'm not sure what the mileage has been.

    I have noticed the tranny downshifts very often if you are at low speeds and can image this behavior would be very noticeable on hilly terrain with the CC. Has anyone noticed this frequent downshifting with the Quest?

    Overall, we enjoying the Quest. Our other choice would have been the Grand Caravan SXT.

  • I just purchased a set of standard carpet mats from a nissan dealer for our '04 Quest, and the dealer did offer up all weather mats as an option. I don't know any further details about them other than they are probably pricey, over $150.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Congratulations on your purchase!

    I think your comment about the idle time refers to the trip computer and not the MPG. Yes when you reset the trip computer it counts all the time the car is on, not just when you are moving. The MPG is traditional miles travel over fuel burned. If you are idle, you are still burning fuel and that is accounted for in the number you see.

    Most cars do shift frequently in hilly terrain. This is one reason why they do not recommend using crusie control in a hilly area. The shifting depends on how you drive. The more you drive the van the more you'll learn how to handle the hills so it does not downshift so much.
  • I thought about getting a set of all seasons to replace the OEM tires at just undr 20K miles.

    But instead I kept them and bought a set of Michelin X-Ice 215/65x16.

    Specs show they're 770 revolutions per mile versus 761 for the OEM tire, so that's pretty close.

    We haven't had any snow yet. I have two cars with Nokian RSI's and I'm curious to see how they compare. The dealer commented "I wish we could sell Nokians" and says they last longer.
  • carzzzcarzzz Posts: 282
    There is a exact fit for winter tires!
    Toyo Observe G-02 plus (size 225/65R16 100T)
  • I am looking to purchase an 2006 minivan. The only thing I do not like about the Nissan is the center dashboard layout. Hope they change it in the future. I will probably end up buying a 2006 Sienna.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,681
    Funny, that is the exact opposite from our purchase decision. We LOVED the center dash. It was the easiest to see for me (6’3”). Plus we rated everything else higher on the Nissan as well.

    We like the Sienna least, my wife actually got angry with me after I suggested we should still take it for a test drive; she really…disliked it.
  • Don't get me wrong. I had a 99 Quest and was a great minivan. But the dash is unappealling to me. Glad you like it!
  • eyeblindeyeblind Posts: 156
    I have an 04 SL with skyview roof. I purchased online a Myron & Davis 8" monitor and DVD player and had it installed. What a great system. FM modulator connects sound to the car stereo. It also came with a pair of wireless headphones.
  • gg2k2segg2k2se Posts: 109
    You sound like an open minded person. If you think it's a great minivan, then give it a chance with a few more test drives. The center dashboard really startles some folks, but within a few days, you may like it. I actually enjoy (for lack of a good word) not having anything in front of me at night. And it's an easy sideways glance to look at it. Don't regret passing up on a potentially good vehicle.

    Good luck
  • Anyone see this? Supposed to be unveiled at the Chicago auto show in a few days....anyone have pictures of the new interior? Any other details?

    Nissan is counting on the 2007 Quest's new interior to boost the minivan's disappointing sales. One of the highlights of the interior is a new instrument panel, which positions the gauges in front of the driver. In the current Quest, gauges are in the center of the instrument panel. Some potential buyers said that was inconvenient and distracting.
  • Yes, I just saw the pics today right here on's coverage of the Chicago auto show. I actually feel kinda sad.

    I mean, I LOOOVED the 2004 to 2006 Quest. I almost bought one, but decided on a smaller vehicle since I really didn't need something so big (love my Mazda5). Anyway, I LOVED the Quest and thought that it's exterior AND interior design was very refreshing and different and REALLY cool! I loved - and still love - Nissan for always trying new things, doing things a little differently and being slightly quirky. I like thinking outside the box. It's very me and I feel Nissan is very me, as well. This feeling was epitomized by the 2004 to 2006 Quest.

    Now, I see that the Quest has gone from being radically different - for a minivan - to conforming to the norm. That makes me sad. A company tries to be different and tries to introduce new ideas to a country, and it just gets shot down to the point of having to redesign their car in order for it to be successful. Speaks to the state of this country and its overwhelming close-mindedness.

    I know I may seem to be getting a little too deep, but that's just how it is here. And this is evident in other areas of life as well - such as music, where the homogeneous, mass-appealing, force-fed on the american public music is highly successful, yet artists who try to actually BE artists and produce somewhat different sounds and music can't enjoy the same level of success. This mass-mentality and unoriginality is very disconcerting to me, and the redesign of the Quest is just another example of how this mentality rules:

    Difference is always punished, but conformity is rewarded!

    I used to love the Quest, and now with its tepid front styling and more "normal" design, it just looks more like the Odyssey and Sienna; and now I like it less so. I like the new dash design - don't get me wrong, it looks very nice. But, it doesn't have that factor that the older dash had, and the outside design doesn't have it either.

    I kind of feel bad now that I didn't purchase a 2006 Quest since I would've truly had an original and different vehicle than the rest of the masses. But, hey, my Mazda5 also fits that bill, so I'm still cool. Just still disappointed with the "normalization" of the new Quest.
  • I too am getting ready to replace the Eagle LS tires, original OEM. I don't want Eagle LS again as I wasn't very impressed with them lasting only 23k miles. So, I sent an email to Consumer Relations regarding the Goodyear ComforTread. Some websites say its a good replacement, others don't, including Goodyear. So, here is what they had to say about it:

    Thank you for your email. The reason the Goodyear Assurance Comfortred tire was not listed among tires as a recommended replacement
    fitment for your vehicle is that this tire does not match OE fitment recommendations set by the vehicle manufacturer. In your
    specific case, the speed rating of the Comfortred tire would be lower than that of the Eagle LS2 tire that is recommended for your
    vehicle. Should the Comfortred tire be applied as a replacement, there exists a potential for a difference in feel in regard to
    overall performance of the tires, as applied to the vehicle. Tires with a higher speed rating generally will have improved feel at
    higher speeds, in comparison to tires driven at the same speed, but with a lower speed rating. This distinction would be in addition
    to the top certified speed that each tire may be rated up to.

    For further assistance with this, we suggest consulting your local Goodyear tire retailers.

    So, I don't think that is real clear. Is there a fitment problem or, a speed rating problem, or both. I really don't care to do 110+MPH in my van, LOL, and if that's the only problem, then I'll buy them. But, that 'difference in feel' just might turn my smooth operator into a wagon, hum... Ha...
    What did everyone else buy?

  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I'm in the same situation as far as replacing tires. I am not a fan of the OEM. As yo know, it's the only one available at that size. I've talked to two tire shops and it seems 235/60-16 woudl be a good choice. the other possible choice is 215/70-16 but both places were very hesistant about recommending this size since it is narrower than the OEM. There ar plenty of choices at the 235/60-16 that match the load and speed rating of the OEM. To me the load ratings is the more important one to match. I can live with a tire that has a T rating but matches the 99 load rating.

    You may want to look at the Yokohama Avid TRZ or BF Goodrich T/A. Both get good ratings by CR and Tire Rack and are much cheaper than Goodyear.
  • Sorry, should have said...the GoodYear ComforTread comes in the 'exact' same tire size as the OEM GoodYear LS2. That's the 'odd' thing about it.
  • Photos of the 2007 Quest interior and exterior can be found at Nissan news service: link title

    It reminds me more of the old Infiniti M45...though not in a bad way, though it's sad to see the Renault influence go away.
  • Honestly I don't think much of the new interior. I don;t like the storage bin between the seats - i like the open space for putting things - like the bag we lug around for the jids, soda cooler for long drives, etc.

    As for the orig. centrally placed speedometer - I quickly got used to it and think the new config is a step back. But when in Rome - Be a Roman
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