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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 4
Average Mileage:
19,043 miles

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2004 Nissan Quest body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Nissan Quest Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

May 062004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,400 miles


A/C problems, rattles, sliding doors raking paint off of sides of vehicle.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 282004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I went to pick up a computer/ modem. I got home and picked it up out of the back seat, the side my automatic door is on. The corner of the modem hit the little open/shut button. It crushed both my arms between the door and modem I looked like I had been hit with a baseball bat on both of them. If it had been one of my children, it could have easily broken a arm/leg, and I don't want to even think about if their head got in it some way. The dealer told me there was nothing I could do for it, except complain to you all. So I am, I love my van, but I don't let my children get in the automatic door without supervision. Nissan Quest, azure blue, 2004.

- Archdale, NC, USA

problem #8

Aug 062004


  • 1,100 miles
Power sliding door retraction feature failed. As a result, one occupant's body was pinned. Dealer stated that this was normal operation. (the rear passenger door)

- New Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #7

May 172004


  • miles


Driver and passenger side doors would unexpectedly open and close on their own while the consumer was driving. The consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem. The passenger side sliding doors did not reverse in direction when an object was encountered until that object was pushed to 4-6 inches of the door frame. (the button switch caused the door to close on people) the consumer was told that the door was working as designed.

- Granbury, TX, USA

problem #6

May 152004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
While applying the accelerator pedal, the vehicle failed to accelerate. Within seconds of parking the vehicle a fire occurred. The vehicle displayed a dangerously slow acceleration as if the transmission was in the wrong gear when trying to accelerate the vehicle. There was also poor fuel economy (11.6 to 12.1 mpg instead of the normal 19-26 mpg). Also, within the first few weeks of ownership, the power sliding door on the right side opened independently on two occasions and failed to open or close on several occasions, there were problems with the control buttons, the radio text display on the dash read malfunction multiple times and sometimes it occured when the engine was started. There was a problem with the catalytic converter.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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problem #5

Feb 102004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The interior lights illuminated as the automatic, rear passenger side door suddenly started to open. Vehicle also having problems with radio equipment being inoperative, windshield wipers, and transmission making a whining noise.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 052003

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75 miles


Driver side and passenger side sliding door make rattling noise when driving. The dealer has to repair three times, and still make that noise sometimes.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 122004

(reported on)

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 330 miles
Consumer complained about sliding door problem. The door is suppose to return to open position if there's a person or object in the way. The door is doing total opposite of that. Mechanic stated the door is heavy and would be hard to repair without using force.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 022003

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 841 miles
Rear and sliding doors have a recurrent rattle noise, taken to the dealer 4 times and still have problem, Nissan state that is a carateristic feature of vehicle, but I drove other van and did not notice the same problem, this is a lemon. They abuse or hide behind the "carateristic issue". I do not believe they can fix this problem.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 252003

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,790 miles
Rear sliding passenger doors safety mechanism for detecting persons or objects does not provide proper safety. Continuous problem.

- Easley, SC, USA

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