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Nissan Quest 2004+



  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,681
    No more front end wandering in the rain and what a smooth ride.

    heh...hated those OEM's...I would get the 'stink eye' from my wife when that would happen...sort of "slow down...there are kids in the vehicle".
  • sopecreeksopecreek Posts: 203
    The problem has been fixed. Lower shaft that connects to the steering wheel became loose and caused both squeal noise and bumps. I was able to use my Nissan extended warranty for both repairs and the service rep in charge of my van waived $50 deductible for steering wheel repair, so I'm happy with the service this time.

    The van handles like new now. Regarding the tires, I'm also on 2nd set of Yoko Avid tires, purchased from both times, and as many have noted they are great in rain and also pricewise. If I hadn't run over a piece of brick on the freeway at 65 mph which ripped my rear tire, the 1st set of Avids would have lasted about 40k.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    And for $615, ouch!! The Yokohamas would've been ~$50 cheaper. I wish we had rotated the OEM tires more diligently to make them last longer. Here's hoping the Michelins will last forever. I haven't driven it yet but my wife and kids say the ride is SMOOTH.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Don't beat yourself up over not rotating the tires. The most important thing is to get an alignment done when you buy new tires. Minivans have long wheelbase and can get out of alignment very easily.

    I am also impressed with the Michelin Primacy. I hope they last longer than the hankook Optimo H418. The Hankook performed OK but only lasted 25k miles. sometimes it is not worth buying based on price.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    I'm anxious to drive the van to see what the fuss is about :) . We weren't really unhappy with the OEM tires per se, just wish they lasted longer. We could probably go another 10K miles but we were feeling quite uneasy about out-of-town trips. Now rotating the tires will be a breeze cause we shop at Costco everyweek and we can simply drop it off before going shopping. Costco refuses to rotate tires not bought there.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    I drove our van over the weekend, and was very happy witht he Michelins. Two major impressions: 1) they obsorb road bumps much much better than the old worn out OEMs, and 2) they are a lot quieter. There's hardly any road noice at highway speed. Overall a quiet and smooth ride. I must say I'm very satisfied.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    My very same impressions. I see that Sears and Michelin are running another special where you get free mounting, balancing, etc. with a set of 4 tires.

    The good thing is Quest owners have more options for tires other than the Goodyear OEM.
  • sidsrsidsr Posts: 2
    Can not find a fuse for the interior lights on my 2004 nissan quest. lights will not work. tried changing bulbs didn't solve problem
  • I have the 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 S with the factory installed CD Player. I am looking to replace it with an aftermarket CD Player that can play Mp3. Any recommendations? Also, how difficult is it to replace it? Would we need any special harness once I remove the existing factory CD player?

    I tried crutchfield but wasn't able to find much information. It looks like many aftermarket systems can be installed - but it also warns me that we need to fabricate a harness for correct fit.

    Any responses/advice is greatly appreciated.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    The best thing to do is visit a local Best Buy or other audio shop and talk to them about what parts are needed.
  • Hey all,

    I've asked this before, but no one responded. Has anyone ever done their own adjustment on their 2004-present Quest power door. When ours was in warranty, the dealer adjusted it at no charge "as a courtesy", but it never lasted more than a couple months. The door gets about 90% closed & reverses. Nothing is obvioulsy gumming up the track, etc. If someone pushes it will close, but it is annoying at best :( . Any ideas?


  • vinhphucvinhphuc Posts: 44
    Hi everyone,
    Today I opened the moonroof on my Quest 05 SE to let the hot air get out while turning on the A/C. After a few minutes of driving I tried to close it but it didn't. I could hear a little noise "click, click" but the moonroof wouldn't slide back to close. I'm hoping to find some advice here. Anyone having experienced this problem before? Any input is greatly appreciated.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I finally replaced the front control arms on my 2004 Quest. I was having a deadening, stiff, harsh bump whenever I went over bumps with the minivan. My first thought is the front struts needed replacing but it turned out the bushings in the front control arm went bad. What's interesting is the bushings for the FRONT control arms are not serviceable and new control arms at the dealership are over $400. Luckily my mechanic was as shocked at the price as i was and let me find the control arms and he installed them. I found front control arms at for about $215 for each arm (half of what the dealer wanted to charge). It took my mechanic 3 hours to install them.

    My van takes bumps and road imperfections smoother and without any noise. the sterering wheel shakes are about 95% gone.

    Hopefully this helps someone.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I belong to two other Nissan Quest forums and have not found anything about adjusting the door yourself.

    Best thing you can do is make sure the contacts are cleaned, nothing is on the track and there is plenty of grease.
  • Hi I recenlty purchased a nissan quest 2005 with 95 K miles on it.Yesterday I got service engine soon.
    .I thought it needs engine oil change.SO did oil change.But after that I still see Service Engine soon.So I took it to Autozone and they told I have I P0420 error .After reading this forum I understood it needs a new catalytic converter.Emission warranty is like 8 years/80K miles.Will I be still covered undered warranty?
    sarathb at zenbedotcom
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,681
    I would contact Nissan...but I would bet the answer is no.

    I had a replacement Audi part go out in about 15 months; and about 1000miles over , and they refused to cover it...I think the replacement part only had 1 year 10-12k miles or so..

    Anyway, I'd look for an after market part...or a junk yard piece...or re-manufacturered.
  • can I buy this from can recommend any website?
  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    Nissan catalytic converters are very sensitive.So aftermarket parts tend to be very problematic.Original Nissan parts are the best.Your best bet--Go to the dealer .They can tell you what the code means.A code can mean many different things.And if the cat converter does need replacing,then contact Nissan and maybe atleast ask them to split the cost.I would never buy an aftermarket cat converter from a place like autowarehouse, especially for Japanese cars. Nissans are very well known for having bad cat converters unlike honda/Toyota.
    Also,any reason why you bought such a high miled Quest ? And what did you pay for it? Good Luck.Keep us posted for any follow up.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Here's a link discussing P0420 for the Quest. Pay special attention to the potential causes.

    I would have a mechanic looks this over before replacing the catalytic converter. Actually if there are no other drivability issues, i would erase the code and see if it came back on. Then have a mechanic look it over.
  • Budddy,
    I don't have drivability issues.This issue started recently.How can we erase the code?
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,681
    Funny thing I heard the same thing regarding exhausts on Nissan's (that they were expensive) when i was getting a rattle taken care of...which is why I was thinking after-market.

    I did find Nissan parts through (actually an Infiniti air intake) which was 50% less than the dealer...not sure how the exhaust compares to OEM in price and quality.
  • Deltheking,
    Usually Nissan,quest/honda runs like 200000 miles right.So I thought I will drive those many miles.I dont drive much.Like 1000 miles in a month or less than that.I bought for $8000
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    You need a code reader to erase the codes. The Advance Auto Parts store I use will erase codes but I have heard that many parts stores will not erase the code. I also have a cheap code reader that i got from Harbor Freight. I used it primarily on my 2000 Olds Intrigue which I no longer have. I paid $30 for it.

    Or you can ask your mechanic to erase the code for you. Reading the link in my previous post, I wouldn't be so quick to change the catalytic converter because of this code. There are other possible causes and the converter is pretty expensive. If the code comes back or have drivability issues, then you can deal with it.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I hope you have this resolved now. In my 2000 Intrigue, my sunroof did not open. Like yours, I could hear the click, click noise. I took a chance and pushed really hard on the sunroof as I pushed the button. The sunroof opened and was not a problem after that.

    Not familar with Quest sunroof, but it could simply be stuck.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    If the catalytic converter for the Quest is like some of the other parts, there are very few aftermarket parts. It's likely that the catalytic converter is OEM. I found thisout when replacing the front control arms. Not only are the bushings not serviceable but the control arms are OEM only. No aftermarket parts at all.
  • I own a 2004 quest se with 226,000 miles. The right door was the first to malfunction and although at about 100,000 miles, it was fixed under warranty (even though it technically expired). Then the left door started to malfunction, failing to close. Simultaneously, my gas tank flap needed repair. The Nissan dealer said that the left door was tied into the gas flap and after repairing the flap. the door worked for a short time. For the past 50,000 miles (about one year) the door hasn't worked and I was told it could cost about $1000 to repair---no thanks. Nissan should probably do a recall on this as its obviously a common problem.
  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    Get real dude!! Are you serious?? 226k miles and you want a recall after one side was fixed at 100k miles.226k miles??? At that mileage the van is pretty much worthless. Yes ,04 Nissan Quests have problems ,and I own one but expecting a recall when your van has 226k miles...Sheeesh!! Some folks want a recall even at 300k miles,I guess!! :sick:
  • 226K is a lot of miles. At 20K my power door stopped working & after 5+ "repairs" the dealer no longer would work on it. I am at 62K and have to assist the door to close every time. It is a common problem and should have been addressed by Nissan. This is my first & last Nissan product unless someone puts a gun to my head. :lemon:
  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    Yup,totally agree. I got a used 04 Nissan Quest inspite of knowing the problems because I really got a screaming bargain and i was trading in my Dodge SUV and I needed a minivan. And also it is our 3rd car to haul stuff and family or friends over the weekend or on long trips. So it is not our daily commute car.

    But yes,a new Nissan Quest is totally junk.25k-37k for a new Quest?? :sick: That`s crazy for the crap Nissan has put out. And it has got lots of quality issues-problems with brakes and rotors,power doors,horrible squeaks and rattles,steering vibration.Nissan should be really ashamed at this overpriced junk. :lemon:

    And these problems have yet to be fixed even in the newer Quests.Slightly better than 04/05 but still very problematic especially for a new car price.Totally unacceptable.
    A Sienna or Odyssey are infinite times better.No comparison really!!
  • carzzzcarzzz Posts: 282
    226k miles is just too impressive on 3rd gen Quest...
    I believe many owners (including myself) experiencing many headache before 100k or even below 50k...
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