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9.6

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
800 miles

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2004 Nissan Quest transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 042003

Quest 6-cyl

  • 800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1st occurence: Aug 4, 2003 (1) there were no events leading up the failure. (2) the failure was the automatic transmission release button/selector button disintergrated four days after purchasing the brand new vechicle. We had driven 800 miles, and upon trying to shift from drive into park the button fell apart. The consequence was the inability to shift out of park, unless we used a piece of plastic to puch the spring back and we were able to drive back to the dealership, which was only 1/2 mile away when the failure occured. (3) pohanka Nissan of fredericksburg, where we had purchased the vehicle, replaced the part. 2nd occurence: Approx. July 2004 (1) once again, there were no events leading up to the failure. (2) the button once again broke apart, this time when depressing the button to shift from park into drive. There was a large enough piece of plastic left to allow the careful pushing of the spring and we were able to drive back to pohanka Nissan of fredericksburg. (3) the button was once again replaced by pohanka Nissan. [the button was replaced again under Nissan repair bulletin June 2005 by cowles Nissan of woodbridge -- this is the third replacement, even though it had not broken] 3rd occurence: 4 July 2005 (1) for about four days before the failure, there was great difficulty in shifting from drive into park, it would stop at reverse. After some wiggling it would eventually shift into park. (2) when pulling into a gas station, we once again were having problems shifting from drive into park, and after trying to wriggle the shifter, the entire shifter lever came out of the console in my hand. The vehicle was still in reverse. We gently replaced the shifter into the console, and was able to move the vehicle into park.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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