really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,575 miles

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2005 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152016


  • miles


Had to replace complete transmission. Lack of power and no reverse. Based on research a huge percentage of Nissan Quest, Nissan maxima and Nissan Altima from 2005 have this issue, and no recalls was issued nor Nissan dealer accountable for problem. Problem happened on the freeway, had lack of power, move to the side of the road and stop, put car in park, tried reverse gear, and was not working, tried drive gear and it moves forward but with very little power. Took it to the mechanic and and after several inspection he told me I needed to change the transmission.

- Nogales, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 122014


  • 150,000 miles
The 2005 Nissan Quest SE has severe problems with motor mounts and their faulty design which resulted in a vehicle crash. My wife went to the dollar store, this being about two months after all the motor mounts were replaced, she got in and started to back out as she pressed the accelerator the engine revved up to 3000 RPM and then jammed the transmission into gear causing it to jerk the wheel violently and bark the tires the engine is so quiet you cannot hear if this is happening it propelled the vehicle right into another vehicle parked all the way in the parking spaces behind her costing us 2000 dollars to pay for vehicle damage there could had been pedestrians around which could have been hit and killed there is over 30000 complaints online of this same problem. I urge you to please make Nissan fix the defective motor mounts problems there is plenty of evidence on this our motor mounts now have to be replaced every 4 months because they keep going bad costing 1200 dollars each time they are a bad design and is urgent to be fixed because they help control transmission engagement thank you.

- Luttrell, TN, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Sep 282012


  • 70,000 miles
The odometer and fuel gauge led display, either vanishes completely or shows corrupted information. This will remain for sometime and the get fixed on its own, this keeps on happening frequently.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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