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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,244 miles

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2007 Nissan Quest engine problems

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2007 Nissan Quest Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Apr 012014


  • 98,000 miles


While driving, the car suddenly loses power and comes to a stop. After several attempts to restart the engine I decided to check the mte and gas gauge which both indicate there is plenty of gas to continue. I had the battery, alternator and starter checked and they were fine. So I decided to add more gas then shazam it started. Please inform if there's a recall or how to remedy the issue. Thanks.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #8

Aug 092014


  • 110,000 miles
Hi we were on way from niagara to harrisburg in our Nissan Quest 2007. There was no maintenance issue in my vehicle. I had a fuel filled at corning and on the way towards harrisburg on us-15 near to lawerenceville, my vehicle was on 65mph and suddenly the engine stopped and I pulled over to the shoulder. Luckily it got completely pulled over to the shoulder. The mechanic near toiga told me that the timing chain has snapped and has caused the engine damage and it is a known problem with the Nissan vehicle. Need your help to register the complaint.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 032014

Quest 6-cyl

  • 103,254 miles
Issue with timing chain noise when car starts. Faulty timing chain idler and tensioner causes timing chain to be sloppy.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 212013

Quest 6-cyl

  • 97,209 miles


This has happened to me on two occasions now. Driving along in peak traffic and suddenly vehicle shuts off. No power steering and almost involved in accidents both occasions the first time I was alone the second time I had my grand babies with me and that was terrifying for them as the other road users where whizzing past and they were stopped. Both times I looked at the digital reading on the display and it displayed the miles as 80 miles to empty and 60 miles to empty and the manual gauge still showed just under 1/4 tank left. The low fuel light never came on either time. This needs to be sorted out before some one gets killed especially as this is used to Transport children....updated 04-10-14

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #5

Nov 042013

Quest 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Took my 2007 Nissan Quest in to the Nissan dealership for a rattle, vibration and pulsing out of the front end. Service writer tells me it's a timing chain (not belt) that needs to be replaced. I asked him if that was the noise I heard (I didn't think that was the issue) and I was told they weren't sure and that probably wasn't the noise I was hearing. I left the dealership only to have the vibrations worse, noise more pronounced and the thought of a $2000 bill on the horizon for a timing chain. The vehicle seems to push and constantly pull to the left. Alignment and new tires had no effect at all. Sometimes the van seems unstable at entry highway speeds. Nissan usa clearly doesn't care so I'm hoping you might be able to do something with them.

- Wilmore, KY, USA

problem #4

Jul 152013


  • 78,000 miles
It was a noise coming under the car we take to mechanic.they told me timing chain is loose don't drive like this it is danger 3500 dollars to fix it. We take it to the Nissan they said the same. Asking lotsof money to fix it. This problem is manufacture fault but seems like they don't care. No more Nissan for me I haven't finish payment yet

- Tenafly, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 262013

Quest 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


During regular oil change dealer advised lower "a" arm of suspension and left side engine mount were defective and needed change. I responded I had extended warranty go ahead. Dealer stated there was no extended warranty, I needed to pay cash first. I insisted the dealer send someone to the car a copy of the extended warranty was in the glove compartment. The dealer finally accepted there was an extended warranty. The anomaly is that the oil drain and filter are in immediate proximity to the suspension and engine mount and the defects were not detected during previous oil changes. It was only after the factory warranty expired the defects were found. The dealer expected no warranty existed and therefore cash would need to be paid. Cash payment for non-warranty is kept solely by the dealer. My concern is the defects were found while the vehicle was still under factory warranty and we were sent back out onto the highway in a defective vehicle waiting for the factory warranty to expire. There is a possibility dealers are sending dangerous cars back out onto the highway waiting for factory warranties to expire and not have to split repair fees with corporate.

- El Centro, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The rattling noise began at 45,000 miles. When I accelerate, a rattling chain sound is heard from the engine area. I currently have 50,000 miles on my 2007 Nissan Quest. It has to be replaced or it will eventually do damage to the engine. It's an 8 hr process. It's estimated at $1800 for the repair. The timing chain needs to be replaced and there's no recall. There is a repair bulletin out but no recall. The speedometer reads 20-25mph when it's at "parked" and sometimes when the engine is turned off. I am driving 60mph on a local road and 100mph on the freeway. The rear blower turns on by itself when I turn on the engine. I have to shut off the engine and the blower turns off. The front blower is off during the entire time. These are repairs that have been experienced by other owners and yet there's no recall, only service bulletins.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 202012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I have recently filed a complaint with Nissan usa regarding the timing chain rattling noise on my 2007 Nissan Quest. I was told that the company is not responsible for the repairs since my car was out of warranty. However, the company has issued service bulletin on this issue indicating a major design deficiency with chain guide, tensioner and chains. Timing chain is not supposed to go out at this low miles interval, and noting the various complaints on the web, I would request that this issue being investigated and be made into a recall for these vehicles. This can be a safety issue if the chain were to break while operating the vehicle.

- Stafford, VA, USA

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