really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,823 miles

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2005 Nissan Quest electrical problems

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2005 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 282014


  • miles


While driving the instrument panel goes in and out making it difficult to see speed, fuel level, temp, turning signals, rpms, and everything else necessary to drive safely. Sometimes while the panel comes back to working properly it enables the overdrive causing the engine to jolt while driving. During research I found there are too many complaints from other people that are experiencing the same issue and dealers quoting them in the 700- thousands of dollars to fix, this should be a recall and a free repair as this is a safety issue and it's affecting too many vehicles.

- Berkeley, IL, USA

problem #10

Dec 032012


  • miles
Fuel gauge is not displaying as well as the odometer and temperature- previous owners have the same issue and current litigation had been placed for same model and same or different years.. air bag sensor on front seat passenger is not active but a small adult is on the seat. Similar recalls had been happening on this model but not expanding through many VIN#S brake- similar recalls had been happening on this model but not expanding through many VIN#S. an accident doesn't need to happen in order to recall those car that are suffering the same diagnosis on current/approved recalls. An action must be taken.

- Maspeth, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 032013

Quest 6-cyl

  • miles
Gas gauge N odometer reading are impossible.

- Queens Village, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 142014

Quest 6-cyl

  • 154,300 miles


My wife notified me that while driving to work, our van a 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 S, without warning completely shut off leaving her stranded in the middle of traffic. After a few minutes and several attempts she was able to restart the vehicle and return home. On another occasion while I was driving the vehicle around town I experienced a similar incident when again without warning the van shut completely off as I was approaching an intersection on a red light. After bringing the vehicle to a complete stop without braking assist or power steering it restarted after a few attempts. During both incidences the vehicle had a full tank of fuel and showed no indications of trouble.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #7

Sep 102012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 83,677 miles
The odometer just stop displaying the mileage, temp and fuel. After about 10 months the stereo stop working, when I looked around in the internet I noticed that many owners of the Quest were having that problem, the console has the radio and odometer integrated.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 012012


  • 50,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Quest. The contact stated that the vehicle was equipped with a digital fuel level gauge, mileage meter and temperature meter on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the numbers on the different meters were erased and were no longer visible. The contact was unable to tell the vehicle's temperature or how much fuel was in the vehicle, as well as being unable to determine the current mileage. The vehicle was taken to dealer where the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and a claim was filed. The current and failure mileage was 50,800.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jun 232008

Quest 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles


Vehicle lost power on highway in rainstorm. Were able to steer to side of road. Upon inspection by a mechanic, we discovered the ECM (computer) to be extremely corroded. We had it replaced for $1100. There was no nearby Nissan dealer, but the master mechanic who replaced the part did order it from Nissan. They would not honor the warranty, as the part was not installed by the dealer. I visited a site, questdriver.com where I found several similar complaints regarding 2004-2006 Nissan Quests. Never was the warranty honored because Nissan said they would not cover faulty parts corroded or rusty. Many drivers cars stalled in compromising situations, as we did. There was threat of a class action suit, though I don't know the outcome. The ECM I purchased just failed again yesterday. I was approaching a busy intersection, but was able to pull over onto a side road. Had I pulled out into the intersection and stalled, I shudder to think where could have happened. The same part is corroded again. It is a design flaw in the placement of the part, just under the windshield, where it is exposed to rain. Nissan should find a way to shield this part from the elements and honor the warranty or replace the part at no cost. Thank you.

- Ridgland, SC, USA

problem #4

Jan 012009

Quest 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
2005 Nissan Quest when locking doors through alarm control, at times, the driver and passenger windows will roll down. Started to occur at 61,000 miles. Tire pressure light turns on even when tire pressure is adequate. Started to occur at 51,000 miles. Timing chain guides were believed to have been broken, occurred at 63,000 miles. Gas gage at times will not display correct level of gasoline in tank. Started to occur at 54,000 miles. Back hatch stopped working at 42,000 miles.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #3

May 072011

Quest 6-cyl

  • 46,126 miles
Car was on E with light on. Put $60 of gas in approx 16 gal. Car should have been full. Restarted car and gas gauge stayed on E. turned car off, restarted multiple times. Gas gauge moved to 2 bars. Dealership disconnected battery and when reconnected gas gauge moved to full. Pushed button in rear tailgate to close tailgate door, front windows rolled up instead. Stopped @ stop sign and then went to accelerate. Car RPM's went up to 4.5 then acted like I had taken my foot off the gas and dropped down to below 1 and shot back up to 4 and back down to 1, and then finally kicked into gear and went forward. Luckily no other cars around or could've caused accident. Dealer said they could look but unless I could duplicate above listed incidences they wouldn't be able to figure out what was wrong. Passenger sliding doors freeze shut in winter. Kids have to climb in through the front doors.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 262011

Quest 6-cyl

  • 89,150 miles
I have Nissan Quest 2005 model VIN no. [xxx] which I purchased pre owned in Oct 2010 at that time fuel gauge shows that fuel has 3/4 tank even though I fill up, I thought it may be corrected but now even I fill up it shows me half tank and when it reached half tank it shows it is empty. Sometime I wonder what is this while I am on road and I have to look for gas station to fill up and I if don't fill up and really empty I possibility of sudden stoppage of vehicle on road which can lead to accident. I went to forum and Nissan vehicle have problem of fuel gauge and recall 2007 onwards but what about vehicle 2005-05 -06 which have same problem. I request your owner to order recall procedure for those vehicles also. When I purchased vehicle mileage was 87K. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Blaine, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

Quest 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I have had the van in the shop at least 4 times(~15 days) with ongoing problems which include: The windows failing to roll up when button is pushed, the gas gauge failing to register gas after filling it up, the gas meter after a half a tank never registers correctly (when light indicates no gas and tank is filled the van will only take 16 gallons and owners manual indicates a 20 gallon tank), the transmission slips, the sliding doors squeak and rattle, rear interior clamps on floor of car are rusting, idiot lights come on intermittently, the gaskets on the doors are coming off, the heated seats haven't worked in high and low, the entertainment system doesn't respond to rear av, and the air conditioner is not cool enough and it stinks. The automatic slide doors will not stop for small objects but this product was designed for families. These doors will remove a child's finger and the switch to initiate the auto slide is low, where one child can push it while another is getting in, or has their hand in the way and didn't realize their brother pushed the button. I did my own little research test, I got pencils and everywhere I placed a pencil the door closed with the pencil being snapped into many pieces and crunched up in the door. Then I tried the same thing on my friend's Honda, but the Honda's auto slide doors bounced off every time. Nissan only designed their doors to respond to large extremities. I have an attorney and I am going through a process for lemon law. I didn't realize the issues with the van in a few days so I don't think Nissan service will resolve all these issues in 2 days with a special Nissan engineer sent out from the company as part of my lemon law process. And in regards to the sliding door concerns all anyone will say is that the doors are performing the way they were designed to. So Nissan designed a product for families that will remove a small hand or finger.

- Benton, AR, USA

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