hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,795 miles

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2008 Nissan Quest electrical problems

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2008 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 022016


  • 149,305 miles


The brake, ABS, service engine light is showing on the dash and will not go out. I just had brakes and rotors put on this vehicle. I was traveling on the highway and the vehicle just shut down. I was able to pull off to the shoulder safely. The vehicle at first would crank but not start. After a few minutes, I was able to start vehicle. Now the engine runs rough and it hesitates on acceleration.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 012016


  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Quest. When the vehicle was turned on, the check engine indicator illuminated and the fuel gauge frequently fluctuated. The contact stated that the odometer setting was inaccurate. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 10V072000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The failure mileage was approximately 133,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 142016


  • 132,256 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Quest. After the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start intermittently without warning. In addition, while driving at night, the head lamps randomly became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake line or ignition system may need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 132,256.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102014

Quest 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Ever since I purchase my Nissan Quest 2008 last year on October 26, 2013. My cd doesn't work. It keeps ejecting the cd out and no music, I might say. Also, everytime I turn on my van, the radio works, then in a few minutes it blows out the music. Then a buzzing sounds starts to happen. The passenger window doesn't go up all the way. As I press the button to go up, the window comes down half way. I have to constantly press the window button. Little by little so the window can close. My air conditioner takes forever to get cool. Instead of cool air, it blows warm air. I am very upset, because I am still paying for this Nissan Quest. I have all the car fax, given to me by the car dealer and it says the car has no problems and its in complete great conditions. And that it had only one recall reported by the second owner.on March 3, 2010 the manufacturer recall was #PC039 arm?ttn brake pin ntb10-030 and they repaired it for free to that owner. Please inform me asap what should I do or if this can be resolve immediately. I carry children in my vehicle all the time. How can I take care of this. Thank you.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 262013

Quest 6-cyl

  • 86,413 miles
On June 26th 2013 the vehicle experienced total loss of power while driving and there was a corresponding strong electrical burning smell. Fortunately the vehicle was able coast off the main road and the family was able to exit safely. No fire started but car would not restart. Car was towed to Nissan where they identified the problem as the ground battery cable being pulled off the transmission mounting point. The battery cable was replaced with a modified design that prevents this from occurring, the damage caused by the ground wire breaking was $2,871 which included the ground wire, 6 ignition coils, ECM, ipdm and labor. There is a tsb ntb06-075 for Quest models 2004-2007, however the 2008 had the same design as indicated in the tsb. The vehicle had been in at St charles Nissan as recently as 6 weeks earlier and the 27-point Nissan inspection had been performed which was supposed to included the battery cable. No issues were found with the battery cable so either the inspection was not thorough or there was catastrophic wire failure caused by excessive drivetrain movement. The vehicle smelled like it could have caught on fire which it unfortunately did not. Losing all power instantaneously without any prior symptoms or service engine lights is concerning for this could have just as easily happened in an intersection or where the vehicle was not safely able to avoid other vehicles. The damaged parts have been retained in case NHTSA would like to inspect.

- Aurora, IL, USA

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