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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012 Nissan Quest is great in terms of low complaints, but it also has an abysmal crash test rating for one very common type of impact.

The IIHS' "small overlap" crash test rates the vehicle's ability to protect front seat passengers when the car is impacted across 1/4th of the front bumper.

This mimics hitting a pole, or an off-center crash into another car — more common in the real world than a full frontal head-on crash.

See our crash test page for the detailed results — As you can see from the IIHS' crash test video, the Nissan Quest does not protect intrusion into the passenger space & major injury to the front seat passengers is likely.

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,012 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.

2012 Nissan Quest drivetrain problems

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2012 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 062016

Quest

  • 71,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cvt failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Reading, MA, USA

problem #7

Jun 272016

Quest

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While in park, the vehicle failed to start. In addition, while driving various speeds, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate and the transmission warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission and multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #6

May 022016

Quest

  • 86,000 miles
Our minivan was stopped at a light and wouldn't accelerate when pressing the gas, it hesitated for a few seconds and then jolted forward, causing the vehicle behind us to drive off road to avoid a collision.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 132015

Quest

  • 73,000 miles

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

I bought this vehicle not knowing this vehicle had prior owner trans problem with dealer. At about a month to two month after I bought this vehicle at 68300 in the busy California traffic the vehicle stalled on me foot on the gas but trans is not moving. This is the diagnosis: Doc codes P0725 engine speed * P0746 pic solienoid a * P0776 pic solenoid B * P0868 fluid pressure low * P1701 tcm. * P1722 vehicle speed signal and * P1778 step motor in transmission cvt trans burnt replacement was recommended at a cost $ 3110,81 and labor cost $ 1619,00. Trans was done by August 14 2014 in November 2015 the same thing again too many people are having the same problem with this trans in cars an vans the dealer is doing nothing about it. Imagine 3 times same vehicle and it' under 70,000 miles

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 062016

Quest

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While driving 65 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to respond and stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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problem #3

Aug 292014

Quest

  • 30,000 miles
Engine mount found broken during oil change. Changed and found broken again at about 50000. Changed and found broken a third time at 75000.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 232015

Quest

  • 82,000 miles
The cvt transmission is going out in out 2012 Nissan Quest and needs to be replaced. Vehicle will not accelerate after coming to a stop.

- Elkmont, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 292012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. The contact was driving approximately 2 mph and approached a traffic stop signal. When pulling off from a complete stop, there was a delayed response when the accelerator pedal was applied. The failure occurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to duplicate the problem or generate a trouble during the diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100. Updated 7/31/12 updated 08/01/12

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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