Notes: The 2011 Nissan Quest is great in terms of low complaints, but it also has an abysmal crash test rating for one very common type of impact.

The IIHS' "small overlap" crash test rates the vehicle's ability to protect front seat passengers when the car is impacted across 1/4th of the front bumper.

This mimics hitting a pole, or an off-center crash into another car — more common in the real world than a full frontal head-on crash.

See our crash test page for the detailed results — As you can see from the IIHS' crash test video, the Nissan Quest does not protect intrusion into the passenger space & major injury to the front seat passengers is likely.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,052 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Nissan Quest electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Quest. The contact stated when his vehicle was in the park position the vehicle intermittently stalled without warning. The contact also stated that he had to wait at least twenty minutes before his vehicle would start. The contact took his vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing and was informed that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 17,800 miles.

- Jeffersontown, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 192011

Quest 6-cyl

  • 2,103 miles
Purchased brand new vehicle on 4/20/11, on 7/20/11 car would not start. Had to tow car to dealership, they said it was the battery and they would recharge it. We requested that they install a new battery and they finally did. Yesterday 3/3/11 we had the same problem. Went into a store for 5 minutes, returned to the car and it was totally dead. Had to have the car towed to dealership again. As of this writing not sure what the outcome will be. Since the 3rd was a Saturday, our car is now sitting at the dealership and we are sitting by the computer because we do not have any means of transportation. Just noticed a new recall when I went on this website for the Quest but not sure if this is part of the problem. This is a very dangerous situation. We cannot allow Nissan to get away with putting customers in danger. I am awaiting the results of their evaluation. This car was just in for service on 2/11/11 with a complete check of the system and we were told everything was good. 3 weeks later we have a car that is sitting in their lot waiting to be looked at.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

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