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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,500 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 engine problems

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2011 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 172015


  • 71,000 miles


3.5 L motor has unusually high oil consumption and pinging was noticed years ago when vehicle was brought in for recall and notified service advisers but they paid no attention to it saying nothing could be found. There is no oil pressure gauge to alert driver of low oil pressure. Check engine icon comes on but doesn't alert driver as to what the problem is. Vehicle in question was taken in for oil change months ago and was told there was very little oil but there were no warnings detected and there are no known oil leaks. Checked oil level when the check engine icon came on again and topped off oil level to safe amount and the next day it came back on again with no warning signs of a very unsafe oil level(oil was not present on the dipstick). Mileage for vehicle is around 70K+. once again pinging was noticed and nothing was done about it from the dealership saying that they could not detect any pinging and no known oil leaks were found with no visual evidence detected.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #1

Mar 032014

Quest 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I was sitting at a red light when suddenly the engine started to rev very high. I pressed hard on the brake to prevent moving and turned the ignition off. I started it again and the same thing happened. The third time I tried the revving, while still higher than normal, was less. I was able to go to a parking lot and turn off the car to have it towed.

- Lapeer, MI, USA

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