2004 Nissan Quest Reviews

2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carToyota Previa

Summary:

Overall best style/performance of the family vans

Faults:

Driver side automatic sliding door mechanism will not close the door. When just about to close, it beeps and pops back open.

Heater defaults back to floor heat icon only whenever turned off.

Irritating rattle noise in sunroof; dealer cannot hear or locate.

General Comments:

Contrary to most 2004 Quest owner postings here, I have been overall very satisfied with my Quest SE. Wonderful ride, lots of power, lots of room and all the bells and whistles, very few problems.

I bought it in 2005 with 18,000 miles, and now have 78,000 and just brought it in to dealer for its 60K major maintenance service.

However, service at the dealer is not cheap! ($600 for 60K major maintenance) + front/rear brake pads ($750) + new front tires (third set since new) $350 + alignment ($100) +... anyway, finally the bill was over $2,000. Additionally I was told the faulty left-side sliding door was not covered by my 100K wrap-around everything extended warranty, and would be another $300. Now that was disappointing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2010

2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance60700 miles
Previous carPlymouth Grand Voyager

Summary:

Very disappointing reliability

Faults:

Front wheel bearings replaced numerous times, timing chain needed to be replaced. Many, many recalls in the first three years.

General Comments:

Purchased this first year model, probably the first shipment out. Once the 5 year/60,000 mile drive train warranty is up, I would suggest quickly trading it in. Known issues with timing chain (a $2,500) service cost, influenced me to trade this in prior to worsening. Wheel bearings went twice, once within warranty, then just out. The service cost for this work was $1,000.

The issue with the timing chain is known by Nissan, but they will not cover once out of warranty. The have a service bulletin on it for their techs, which they will nicely print out for you with the estimate.

Too bad, because the van was very nice, very roomy and comfortable to travel in, drove very nicely and had great features. This van was very expensive when new ($34,000) and I thought I could keep it just a few more years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th April, 2009

2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired400 miles
Most recent distance46400 miles
Previous carNissan Sonata

Summary:

Average

Faults:

All 4 brakes had to be replaced at 35,000 miles.

At 45,000 miles, all 4 brakes had to be replaced again.

On rare occasions, the van will only go very slowly, even though the accelerator is pressed fully.

On one occasion, the car would not start. The car was brought to the dealership and nothing wrong was found.

General Comments:

This van has a nice design and a lot of cargo room. The engine and transmission are very satisfactory to this point.

However, the brakes wear out way too fast. It is unacceptable to have replace all 4 brakes every 10,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th May, 2008

2004 Nissan Quest SE from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carToyota ECHO

Summary:

I love this van!

Faults:

I had to get a job done on the brakes when I bought it new, but that is the only problem I had and that was repaired free of charge.

General Comments:

I love this van!

I bought this because my family is getting bigger with the arrival of our fourth child, and there is plenty of room for everyone.

I love how I don't feel like someone has kicked my in my spine for 100 miles after I have drove it for a while.

This is a car I will be glad to drive across America anytime.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2008

2004 Nissan Quest SE from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tracker

Summary:

Problematic

Faults:

Brakes need to be replaced at least twice a year.

Tire pressure sensors go off all of the time.

Steering wheel vibrates at high speeds.

Three out of five stems and lug nuts holding the tire on my front driver side broke. Had just had the front brakes replaced two weeks earlier. Had to be towed to the nearest shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th January, 2008

8th Jun 2008, 22:37

You said your lugs broke 2 weeks after having a brake job done. If your lugs were not torqued when the mechanic put the wheels back on this will cause the studs to break. If a air gun was used to tighten the lugs, I could almost guarentee the lugs were over tightened. With the lugs over tightened, the studs would be stretched past their maximum strength point. In this weakened state as the stud goes through heat cycles it would expand and contract putting more stress on the studs until they eventually break.

Always have your lugs torqued to avoid such problems.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 24 reviews