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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,641 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Nissan Quest drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 022016


  • 114,342 miles


Car started throwing out service engine codes and the vehicle will not go into any other gears and is having trouble speeding up past 15 miles per hour. Started ay 114342 miles. Occurred after a clunk sound while driving on the street and had a hard time making it up the hill to our home.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #7

May 072015


  • miles
When put in gear or stop and go jerks very hard and some times don't want to go.

- Scottsville, KY, USA

problem #6

Jan 082014


  • miles
Automatic transmission, rough shifting when driving the van, up shifting or down shifting,

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 262015


  • 120,000 miles


The transmission on my 2005 Nissan Quest went out while on vacation in North Carolina from out of state in June of 2015. Just replaced the timing chain today 12/16/15 am losing faith on Nissan reliability.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Nov 012014


  • 92,000 miles
While driving on the highway, the car started missing gears and was stalling. My wife uses the van for school and drop the baby to daycare. Took the car to Nissan and they said it was a muffler, I fixed that and the issue was still there. They then told me it need a tune up costing $650. Didn't do it because it was too expensive. And unnecessary since I always do oil changes. Had a transmission shop look at it and told me the transmission was neutralizing. Car would not change gears. Nissan had 2 law suits against them for premature malfunction to their transmission and they refuse to fix the issue. I spent $3000 to get my transmission rebuilt and the issue is still here. Please help the consumers!

- South Ozone Park, NY, USA

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problem #3

Mar 312014

Quest 6-cyl

  • miles
The timing chain guides (teflon based material) in the VQ35 engines were prematurely causing audible rubbing and banging upon start up and early warm up idle conditions. This premature wear of the tension guides is a safety hazard due to the fact that the timing chain has undo slack from early degradation of tension guides which may cause the timing chain to wear/break prematurely and without warning while driving at highway speeds. This would cause the engine to shut down unexpectedly.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 162013

Quest 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
While slowing down at the intersection to make a right turn, the vehicle lost power and would not drive more than 10 mph and finally coming to a complete stall after engine died. Restart the engine and drove normal. It has intermittently continue to happen at random.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 112012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 102,788 miles
5-speed automatic transmission, when shift lever is moved into the drive position there is a hesitation and then the transmission engages into drive with a hard bang. The transmission also emits a low volume whine when the car is in motion.

- Macon, GA, USA

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