hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,375 miles

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2004 Nissan Quest suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 072009


  • 85,000 miles


We bought our Quest used from a Honda dealership in December 2008. We were told it was in very good condition. The electric doors do not always open or close when we want them to... they seem to have a mind of their own. The passenger airbags turn themselves on and off. After only driving it for a few months, the front end started popping when we would turn a corner. We checked the lower ball joints, being as this is a typical characteristic. There was no problem with them. We continued to drive it. About 3 months ago, the van started shaking real bad when we would brake, and the front tires started lifting tread. We took the van to a mechanic to check the alignment and source of shaking. He told us the alignment was fine... no adjustments were needed. He said the popping was the ball joints. We bought two new ball joints, and upon removing the control arm and ball joint assembly, we realized the problem was in the rear bushing of the front control arm, not the ball joint. The rubber is rotted out. You can not see this problem until you remove the whole arm. I was told I had to hit a curb really hard to break these, but have not hit any curbs hard ever in this van. I feel the dealer should have to fix this, since I have noticed this is an extrememly reoccuring problem with this year/make/model. Upon replacing the tires, the new ones treads are lifting. They were replaced 6 weeks ago.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 202010


  • 85,000 miles
At only 85,000 miles both front control arms needed to be replaced. Cause of failure - the front struts had worn out, once they wore out they placed additional stress on the control arms which failed. Total bill just $1,783. The dealership did not see this when they replaced the brakes approx 3 weeks prior. We noticed it, because the front end started making a crunching noise when the brakes were applied, and I thought it had to do with the brakes that were just replaced.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 082005

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
2004 Nissan Quest sl with constant steering wheel vibration from front wheels when driving 60+mph. All 4 tires have been balanced by a Nissan dealer 3 times and the problem still exist. The tire pressure is checked to be fine, and problem is still occurring.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 232004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 501 miles
I bought my vehicle in dealer new Nissan Quest 2004, and since I bought had the problem when you stop and you try to accelerate the transmission stock when I keep press the gas accelerate after the 40 mph the car start to respond really slowly. When I drop the car to service in the dealer the service people said is this problem dont ocurr all the time its very difficult to identify what happen. The last time happen my car went to dealer in tower because dont want to run. Another problem is vibration in front when I driving I feel vibration in all the front and when I going to stop its more vibration and feeling terrible. The dealer balance mi tire 6 times all ready in one year and aligment and rotate. I think its no normal this problem.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

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