19th Jun 2007, 00:55
I bought a 2004 Nissan Quest SE and I agree with the other folks who wrote comments about the tire air sensors. On the first of every month, my monthly duty is to go to the gas station and pump air into the tires, because just like clock work, the tire sensor's leak air monthly resulting in that annoying alarm to ring. It's embarrasing when I'm driving with someone and that crap goes off like that. It was replaced about 5 times and the same problem persists. The service adviser's at the certified Nissan dealer appear to be lost in space as well.
8th Aug 2007, 13:34
I agree with everyone. I also have major problems with my 2004 Quest SL. The steering fluid was leaking when it had 9K miles. The dealer replaced the steering pump and since then, my steering is horrible. It also makes loud noises as if the axle is breaking. we had the rear bench latches replaced twice because the rattle was very loud. Stereo has been replaced because it would mute itself sometimes. Sometimes It looses power when I push on the gas, it does not respond at all. Almost like the engine is turned off. Rear brakes had to be replaced at 25K miles. The power sliding door does not work sometimes when you pull on the handle. It always works when you use the button. We have 28K miles on it now and we are thinking of trading for an Odysey, but they are so ugly. I may have to take an ugly van if it means it's reliable.
10th Aug 2007, 16:42
I own a 2005 Quest that I picked up in Oct '05, after reading all the comments already posted. I have similar problems.
Since new, the front passenger doesn't close properly (and still doesn't), the door misaligns and is hard to open and close from the inside. My dealer says its normal.
Interior climate control lights don't come on unless the dimmer switch is on full brightness.
Van pulls to the left; the dealer says it's normal. Normal?
Headlights are aimed too high; the dealer refuses to adjust them and says its at factory spec. Then how come most oncoming drivers flash me all the time?
Rear hatch door is hard to close when it's been left open for more than 5 minutes.
DVD player doesn't play when its too HOT.
In June '06 (10,000kms/15,000miles) front rotors had to be replaced, since the brakes were causing the steering wheel to shake when braking.
In Oct '06 (15,000kms/20,000miles) all four rotors had to be replaced, along with the front pads.
In Aug '07 (31,000kms/38,000miles) the rear pads are failing and I had to PAY this time. $345.
Believe it or not, my wife drives the van and this thing only has 31,000kms or approx 45,000 miles on it. According to Nissan Canada, they say my wife drives the van too hard and brakes too much... LOL.
8th Sep 2007, 12:32
This is the first review I have ever written for any product. I felt compelled to write this because of all the negative comments I am reading. In contrast, I have had very good experience with my '04 Quest SL, which now has 40K miles on it. In fact, my wife and I both love this van!
The only problem I have ever had is with my factory installed running boards - the light strip stopped working on one side. They fixed it under warranty. I am also not a fan of the factory tires, like most of you. This is not the only vehicle with lousy OEM tires though, and there are now alternatives. Michelin Primacy MXV4 and Yokohama AVID TRZ both have a 225/65/16 size now. I am going with the latter based on good reviews at Tire Rack and Discount Tire web sites.
I don't know why I have been spared the trouble everyone else is reporting. Perhaps it is because my car was built in July '04, after they discovered and worked out some of the issues. I'm sure another factor is that most people are motivated to review a product when they are disappointed with it, whereas those of us that don't have any problems don't really think about it. I happened to find this site when I was researching tires. Anyway, good luck to everyone.
27th Oct 2007, 22:15
We bought our 04 Quest in August of 2004 and thankfully didn't get the first batch of Quests produced, however, ours has plenty of problems. The following has been done:
-new tires @ 25,000 miles
-2 sets of front pads @ 30,000 miles - second one for free from the dealer
-various brackets replacements that hold the exhaust system
-2nd row seats adjustments - required the car to be @ the dealer for days
-Remotes cracked around 15,00 miles - replaced for free
-most recently @ 30,000 car needed a new battery with various parts that go along with it $ 250!? not covered under the 60K warranty
-inner tie rod ends.
I am sure I missed something. It seems as thought I am at the dealer all the time. Another irritating fact is that the dealer has no respect for my time as they never have the proper parts even if I make an apptmt for a specific repair. I end up bringing it at least twice for each repair and I the dealer is 45 minutes from my house.
Will not buy Quest again.
19th Nov 2007, 10:28
I purchased a 2004 Nissa Quest SE in Sept. 2003. I have have been taking it to the dealership almost every month since it was new from transmission, to radio, to doors, to power windows not working, to the power sliding door not working to power front seat now working. The gave me an extended warranty to 100,000kms. I would take the van back for the same problem 2 or 3 times. The transmission didn't get fixed properly unit the 3 year. The van is out of warranty now, but still has some problems. I had a 2002 maxim se and had no problems with it. Problem is that when car companies put a new model out they haven't testing fully. The let the consumer do that to save them money. I had a brand new Chevy Malibu when it first came out and had so many problems with that car as well.
2nd Dec 2007, 07:49
Our lease on our 2004 Quest is up in May and I am counting the days. This vehicle has had 50+ service days, over and above regular maintenance. The warranty was extended to 100,000 kilometres, but they still don't provide a loaner vehicle, so this much service has been incredibly inconvenient. This vehicle is on its third battery, has a completely new exhaust system, has a new CD/DVD system, the automatic sliding door has been repaired, the rod to hold the hood up has to be replaced, and it's had to be towed to the dealership once and I still don't know exactly what happened.
Don't ask about buying tires for the thing! You have to pay top dollar for tires as they are such a weird size!
I'm going back to Volkswagen in the Spring. I'm going to buy a Passat Wagon and drive it for 15 years. Either that or a Volvo.