hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,816 miles

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2007 Nissan Quest drivetrain problems

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2007 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #15

Jan 012016


  • 100,000 miles


While driving, the transmission started jerking and more often than not slams into gear. Makes an awful banging noise when this happens. Losing trans fliud, seems like we are going through jugs of fluid. Also had a coolant leak, even after having new radiator installed, still smell coolant and it's been a while when the care is being checked, mechanic can't seem to replicate the problem. Very frustrating and scary when you're driving. Happens more so when highway driving or if the car has been running for some time.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #14

Sep 012016


  • 190,000 miles
Transmission has vibration(shuttering)while driving vehicle on level surfaces as well as when driving on inclines at times.vibration strong enough to vibrate inside dash area.

- Fountain Inn, SC, USA

problem #13

Oct 012015


  • 105,000 miles
I being having this problem a couple months already. Everytime that I drive my Nissan Quest for a while the gears start slipping. Before and after I make a stop it's like somebody hit me in the back.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 012015


  • 100,000 miles


Widespread transmission problems ranging from rough shifting between gears, hesitation while accelerating and sudden stops or jerking.

- Woodbridge, NJ, USA

problem #11

Feb 012016


  • 105,000 miles
Transmission slips between shift. And shutters at times and has a bad vibration when accelerating. The vehicle on has 110000 miles and has had trouble since it's had right at 105000. I'll never buy another Nissan and now we are having ac problems.

- Dyersburg, TN, USA

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problem #10

Oct 012015


  • 140,000 miles
A hose that moves antifreeze coolant into vehicle I believe to be caked a vacuum hose fell off causing coolant to leak out completely... in addition the vehicle accelerates for no reason and jerks.. I was told to replace ask motor mounts which I did and still issue persists.. now check engine light is on and stating the solenoids in transmission need to be replaced... van loses power unexpectedly.. this happens while driving mostly at low speeds

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 212015


  • 95,000 miles


^ months ago tranimissin started to jerk, found online that this is a common issue with Nissan 3.5 transmissions. Looked at ways people had fixed the problem. Replace 3 tranmission solinoids. Worked great for 3 months after repair today it jerked really bad and the now it will not accelerate. I have to drive in low to go anywhere because I have 5 children and this is my only car I have to pick thgem up from school and take my 100% disabled wife to and from doctors appts. This is just rediciulous that Nissan knows their is an issue had thousands and thousands of complaints and yet will not do anything for the people that have issues with their cars. They will not even try give a discount on parts and labor for the people that have these issues.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 022015


  • 122,400 miles
When you start to take off at stop sign or red light the transmission jerks an knocks when it starts changing gears. An sometimes cuts the engine off sometimes inmiddle of traffic.

- Easley , SC, USA

problem #7

Jul 032014

Quest 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Quest that I had to replace control arm around 40000 miles and also wheel hub don't have dates for those but 2014 my transmission when put into drive would have a delay and then fall hard had mounts replace still same problem and it has been shifting hard and down shifting when didn't need to alot. RPM has been jumping high then catching into gear when diving on highway if I let off the gas and accelerate RPM go high and fall hard I am at 76000 miles with a family lemon trying to figure out what to do.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 242015


  • 147,000 miles
Transmission is failing on this 2007 Nissan Quest. Surges, drops, delays in acceleration creating very dangerous situations on the road. This is apparently a common issue with this vehicle.

- Plainfield, IN, USA

problem #5

Aug 152012

Quest 6-cyl

  • miles


I bought my Nissan Quest 2007 SE in may of 2012.. from a dealer... after 2 months of owning my vehicle I started to notice that the front suspension would always rattle... or fell like something was hiting.. so I took it back to the dealer and said it was the suspension so he sent me to his mechanic.... after about 2 days with out my vehicle...they called me to say everything was good... it did the same thing a few week later..... at this time I noticed the the steering will was getting stiff so I had it checked the oil and yes it was a little low.. so I added power steering fluid... as I was headed to the highway at about 55 mph the steering wheel was so hard to turn to the right off highway lane... so I decided to turn back to town..... I headed to the gas station as I pulled up to a pump it sounded like a burst and all the oil started leaking... I did have this part changed as the dealer again said they did not fix this problem...I had a mechanic change the so call part..,, but my minivan has not changed at all the power steering is the same... having difficult steering, ,.,, its almost my 3rd year in may and I have not been able to know what the problem is... as I am still paying it off....I had a friend tell me to file a report and as I dont know what else to do..I did google and I have found other people say they have the some problem... please let me know what else I can do or is this a manufacture problem...

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jul 202014

Quest 6-cyl

  • 108,233 miles
Transmission slipped when accelerating. Almost caused crash due to having to stop and let traffic continue because stuck in middle of road. Fluid level and color check and fine. Did this several times intermittently.

- Saitn Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 222014

Quest 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
Traveling at a steady 25 mph on highway (conditions were slow due to inclement weather), vehicle suddenly downshifted very hard...felt like I was rear ended but wasn't...then check engine light illuminated. The engine was producing the power, but the transmission was not keeping up. It was slow to accelerate, wouldn't maintain speed uphill and downshifted hard when slowing. I headed directly for dealership and was told that my transmission had coded and required replacement. I had taken it into dealership several times previously complaining of significant power loss, hard and/or constant downshifting and loss of speed despite engine power. No problems were found until this incident. I replaced the transmission with new at a cost of just over $4700. I have put just under 2000 miles on the new transmission and am starting to have the same problem. Traveling to New York on the interstate, traveling with cruise control set at 68mph. Started ascending a large hill and the vehicle started slowing down. The transmission downshifted violently, engine RPM increased to almost 5000rpm but speed started dropping immediately. Could not make it up the highway and maintain current speed. The valves were screaming! I pulled over and shut the car off, restarted and then started again slowly. I could not get above 38 mph without transmission reacting and engine RPM racing. Once I got over the hill, the car seemed okay as long as I didn't allow the RPM to increase too dramatically. It will not maintain speed in cruise control on hills.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 129,100 miles
Van started to develop a jerk when shifting from park to drive after vehicle has warmed up. Was told it needed motor mount and spent $2300 at Nissan on Friday 11/30/12 to have several repairs including the front motor mount. No jerking after work was done until Sunday, 12/2/12. On Monday 12/3/12 after driving my children to school, I put the vehicle in park to open the power side doors to let them out. When shifting back into drive the vehicle jerked violently and lurched forward about 2 feet. I did not hit the vehicle in front of me but had there been someone walking between the front of my vehicle and the back of the vehicle in front of me, I probably would have hit them. I don't think it is a major safety issue but there could be a hazard if the vehicle jerks forward at the wrong time. After researching online tonight I found that this is a known defect in the Nissan Altima, maxima, and Quest vehicles that utilize this transmission. There is a class action law suit against Nissan for continuing to allow the defective transmissions to be utilized after they were aware of the problems. See website (www.chimicles.com/Nissan-transmission-failure-Altima-maxima-and-Quest-vehicles). there is also a website with owner's comments on having the same transmission failures totaling over 150 victims, see website classactionlawsuitsinthenews.com/class-action-lawsuit-complaints/Nissan-maxima-Altima-Quest-automatic-transmission-class-action-lawsuit-complaint/#comments. Nissan refuses to issue a recall or any assistance with the defective transmission. Some have been replaced just to fail again in less than a year. A transmission should not fail at 65,000 miles as several have or last less than a year. Nissan needs to be held accountable.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152011

Quest 6-cyl

  • 83,500 miles
Loud squealing noise from secondary timing chain tensioners in engine. Was told if tensioners break, timing chain would release into engine and cause a hazard. Dealership fixed it- $1700 and the secondary tensioners are worn and cheap. The new ones are much different. If I had not had the squealing noise, the timing chain would have been released inside the engine.

- Maryville, TN, USA

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