definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,162 miles

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2004 Nissan Quest transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 212006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


A loud ticking sound when starting up cold for about 5 minutes before it warms up. We reported this a few months ago and were told that it was the variable timing chain, then were told no it's normal, then it's the vtc, no the engineer says it's normal. They are refusing to repair. It is not a normal sound.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 022004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,200 miles
The transmission slipped on three occasions. First time it failed to accelerate from a stop. I had to almost floor the gas pedal before it began to move. It finally corrected itself after a couple miles. The second event, I was on the highway, the vehicle accelerated well, but when the pedal was released, the engine rpms dropped to idle, I was doing 60 mph. This happened the whole trip, after it was parked for a few minutes I restarted it. The drive home was uneventful. The third event was the same as the first, the transmission slipped as though there was no fluid in it. I brought it into the dealer and they could not duplicate the problem, and told me if it happens again to go to the closest dealer while the problem was happening. After reading similar complaints on this website, there is a major problem with this model that needs to be addressed before someone gets killed.

- Sayreville, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 062004

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,285 miles
Car was started and backed into street, upon shifting to drive, the car wouldl not accelerate. Feels like the transmission is stuck in third gear. Very difficult to get the car to move out of traffic. Car was then parked. Upon shutdown and restart, transmission functioned normally. Taken to the dealer on May 12, with copies of messages from edmunds.com from other owners with the same problem and suggestion to replace tcm. Because dealer could not duplicate the problem they will not replace anything.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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