definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2005 Nissan Quest engine problems

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2005 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 312014

Quest 6-cyl

  • miles


The timing chain guides (teflon based material) in the VQ35 engines were prematurely causing audible rubbing and banging upon start up and early warm up idle conditions. This premature wear of the tension guides is a safety hazard due to the fact that the timing chain has undo slack from early degradation of tension guides which may cause the timing chain to wear/break prematurely and without warning while driving at highway speeds. This would cause the engine to shut down unexpectedly.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 222012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
I own a Nissan Quest 05.I got it brand new.I had it for 6 years and after 51,000 miles I was told by the dealership that I need anew timing chain.they are asking $2200.its a defect and they should cover it.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Jun 172007


  • 45,000 miles
Last year, the engine stopped while driving. Dealer replaced cpu and told me rats caused the damage. Now, service engine light turns on. Searching on the internet showed that the engine control module that is mounted under the wiper gets wet, becomes corroded, and the car looses control. Who knows what is going to happen next.

- Edinburg, TX, USA

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