pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,383 miles

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2004 Nissan Quest exhaust system problems

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2004 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 262006

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased a certified pre-owed Nissan Quest 2004 10/25/06 from porter Nissan 600 ogletown road, newark de. On 10/26/06 I drove the car to New York to see my daughter and I became very sick. I had headache, nausea and felt ill while I drove the car. I got in the car return back to Delaware, the more I drove the car the sicker I became, headache, nausea, dizziness, I had to pull over 3 times prior to arriving to de. I realized that the car was making me ill and continue my journey to return the car to the dealer 10/27/06 approx 9-10 am. I also informed the dealer that the rear floor rugs continue to be wet! then I proceeded to emergency room for treatment. Later porter Nissan found a crack in exhaust system and the fumes made me sick. I could have died or hurt some on the road. I believe that buying a certified car should prevent a consumer from buy a lemon. I afraid to drive the car again, my headache come and goes. Just the thought of getting that car make feel ill. Porter Nissan is trying to make me take that car back. And I truly don't feel safe in the car. How ever I do want another Nissan Quest because I am mini-van driver and it is the car that I wanted. But I don't want to die trying to find out if the car is safe. I drive 1 hour to work and I am long distance driver, I spend more hours in my car than I do at home. A certified pre-owed is suppose to be safe!!!!!!!!! help me please I have a appoint with porter Nissan approx 5-6pm 10/30/06 try to contact me. Highly concern

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #5

Apr 152004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The consumer noticed when the doors were shut, the lights illuminated as if the door were open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and they reported it was fixed. The problem returned when consumer drove the vehicle home that day. There was a problem with the hatchback door lock. When closing the door, the consumer had to bang it hard to get it closed. The sliding door was having problems as well, it must be slammed in order to close it. The dealership has attempted to fix the problems with the doors. The tire problems began about 2 weeks after the purchase of the vehicle. Tire lights are coming on, indicating that the tires are loosing air. Owner advises that one time the tire light would come on about every block. The vehicle was taken to the dealership after this. The tire had a nail in it. There is also problems with the transmission. When shifting from park to drive, it is very difficult to shift. Owner received a recall letter about this last year and in January of 2005. The recall number is not available. The dealership states that this recall is closed. The dealership won't look any further into the transmission. There is a problem with the front passenger seat, you could see the metal in the seat. The radio has been replaced three times. It is now needing to be replaced again. The car has a bad smell, like rotten eggs. The smell is coming from engine. Dealership reports it is coming from a computer chip and it still smelled after replacement. The same smell returned and then the owner returned the car to the dealership, they kept it for two months. The dealership replaced the catalytic converter. The owner advises that there is still a bad smell. The dealership reported the smell must be sulfuric acid. The owner went to the doctor in regards to the bad chemical smell that burns. The vehicle had problems with the battery. Owner paid for car rental. The drivers seat moved when the consumer applied the brakes.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #4

Jun 082004

Quest 6-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
Fuel injectors had to be replaced and also check engine light constantly comes on, and oxygen senor had to be replaced, ECM sensor also had to be replaced.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 182005

Quest 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


The consumer noticed while driving, a rotten smell would come in from the vents. The consumer was able to drive to the dealer for inspection. The consumer informed the mechanic on several occasions this problem has occurred. This problem has not been resolved. Please provide additional information. There is still a rotten egg smell coming from the catalytic converter. Also the tire pressure monitoring system indicates a flat tire when tire is not flat. Consumer is happy with the minivan except for the sulfur smell and the false tire readings.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #2

Jul 112004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
This is a follow up to my original complaint. After my 2004 Nissan Quest was brought to the dealership it was found that one of the three catalytic converters went bad. When the caltalytic converter failed it damaged the other two, and in doing so it damaged the engine causing it to be replaced. My van is still in the shop being repaired and I have not been offered any kind of compensation. I have contacted Nissan costumer service and filed a complaint and I am still awaiting a reply from them. I was told that there are several "upgrades" for my vehicle and they would contact the dealer and have those done while my vehicle was there.

- Thompsons Station , TN, USA

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problem #1

May 152004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
While applying the accelerator pedal, the vehicle failed to accelerate. Within seconds of parking the vehicle a fire occurred. The vehicle displayed a dangerously slow acceleration as if the transmission was in the wrong gear when trying to accelerate the vehicle. There was also poor fuel economy (11.6 to 12.1 mpg instead of the normal 19-26 mpg). Also, within the first few weeks of ownership, the power sliding door on the right side opened independently on two occasions and failed to open or close on several occasions, there were problems with the control buttons, the radio text display on the dash read malfunction multiple times and sometimes it occured when the engine was started. There was a problem with the catalytic converter.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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