pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,074 miles

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2004 Nissan Quest body / paint problems

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2004 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 162007


  • miles


Failure of automatic doors, mirrors and moon roof began from the moment we drove van out of lot. Daily we have issues with one of the above problems. Have taken to 3 different dealers to have problems resolved and each time are told they could not find anything.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 282006

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Purchased this vehicle 3 months ago, used. We have had nothing but problems since. The main problems are: The roof leaks, whether it's the sunroof or something else causing the leak remains to be seen. Dealer claims no leak found, but everytime it rains there is water in the van, which now reeks of mold. The passenger power sliding door will not close properly on the first try. It keeps opening up right as it goes to close. Dealer claims fixed but still have to make 2 or 3 attempts before it will finally work. Door would not close at all 2 times in the last week. Manual override did not release the door. After waiting 5 minutes and trying again, the door would finally shut. The A/C does not blow out cool air on very hot (over 80 degrees) days.

- Chatham, NJ, USA

problem #7

Mar 012004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,503 miles
The brakes heat up and the rotors warp. The steering wheel would start shaking when the consumer applied the brakes. The vehicle was taken to the dealership at that point. The consumer stated it happened every 4000 miles since she has had the vehicle. It first happened in March of 2004. The dealership is telling the consumer that the brakes are heating up. The rotors have been resurfaced three times. They ordered new rotors and they have been on for approximately 3 months and the steering wheel is shaking again. She has also gone through two fuel injectors. She was told that she is putting low grade fuel into the vehicle. Other issues: The passenger side auto door would rattle when the vehicle was in motion, abnormal shifting, engine light had come on, rear wiper had broken, steering wheel would shake due to the brakes, the front left seat back was loose due to poor fit, mouding on the rear of the driver's seat was coming off, the fuel gauge was stuck on empty after two fill ups.

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #6

Mar 032004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


Humming noise is experienced while the car is going at a constant speed or going up the hill. This noise was reported the first day after the vehicle was bought and the noise has increased over time. Bought the van brand new on 2/29/04 and reported the problem the next day. Since then, taken the van to the dealership numerous times. Each time I am told that it is a normal condition. Even Nissan rep. Came and inspected the car and made the same comment. If it is a problem, it needs to be fixed like so many other things on the van.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 112004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,087 miles
Vehicle purcahsed 3/23/04. Discovered leaks beginning 4/11/04. Vehicle has since leaked on four separate occassions. Requested information is as follows: (1) normal driving, (2) four separate leaks with extensive water entry into the vehicle, (3) first leak dealership resealed driver's side sky-view window (window in roof above 2nd and 3rd row seats), second time they replaced the window, third time the resealed the luggage rack roof mounts and fourth time they resealed the rear side window on the driver's side.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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problem #4

May 242004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,800 miles
A newly purchased 2004 Nissan Quest with current mileage of around 4,800 miles when incident happened. While driving on highway, the driver side rear tire suddenly bent and smoke came out. Van was then towed back to dealership and found that the cross member was broken off. Dealership denied warranty coverage because service manager thought that such damage may have been caused by a collision, because he saw a few light scratches and a smaller than 2cm mark on the rim. I am sure that the van was not hit by anything when the tire was bent. The scratches and little mark could be caused by pulling over to shoulder with a bent tire. I pointed to the service manager that the joint of the broken cross member was full of rust, a sign of incomplete sealed over a period of time, obviously not a new damage caused by an accident. Even tried contacting manufacturer many times, but no solution was made because manufacturer makes decision based on dealership statement. Also, squeaking noise has been coming out from rear sliding doors, dealerships stated that they removed doors but no finding and problems still exist.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 232004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer purchased vehicle in December 2003, and soon after, it began to rattle behind the driver's side door. Consumer notified the dealer and they found nothing. Then, consumer contacted a second dealer, who adjusted the hinge because it was loose. Vehicle rode quietly for about 3-4 weeks, the it started to rattle again. Consumer called the manufacturer, and was told that a technical service bulletin was issued on this problem, and that he should take vehicle back to the dealer. Consumer called the dealer, and dealer made an appointment for the following day to have vehicle inspected. Consumer saw many similar complaints on the website.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 022003

(reported on)

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard is visible through front windshield. Driver is not able to see clearly out of front windshield. A black dashboard cover was ordered to replace the orange/red colored dashboard.

- Commack, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 052003

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173 miles
The automatic transmission will not down shift. When the consumer was pulling onto the freeway, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The cause of the failure was undetermined because dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. When the sun shined onto the dashboard, the reflection reflected onto the windshield and caused an obstruction and distraction to the driver's view. The correct model year 2004. From the park position, the consumer was unable to go up an incline. The transmission did not engage to low gear for the power to move up the hill. The consumer had to back down the hill. The radio would get static when going over bumps, and the driver's side lower panel was coming apart.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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