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:
49,500 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2011 Nissan Quest Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 232015


  • 90,000 miles


Our Nissan Quest has been stalling out with less than between 1/2 and 1/4 tank of gas on a downhill. It is mostly happening while stopped at stoplights or stop signs, but can sputter, shake and act like it is not getting proper fuel supply on downslopes even while driving. The car has stalled out multiple times on busy streets, leaving me vulnerable to rear end collisions. We have 4 children in the car with us most days and we cannot have our car stopping in the middle of a 6 lane road. After it has happened multiple times, we looked up the issue on line and saw that indeed there is an issue with this model and year of car for the exact same problem, however, our VIN # is not included in the recall. Nissan will not fix it now, yet it is still a serious and potentially life threatening issue.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #3

Nov 162015


  • 75,000 miles
There have been 3 instances where our van has stalled sitting on an incline with a quarter or so of gas left. There is an open recall for the 2011 Quest but mine doesn't fall under the same manufacture date range. After researching, I found that this seems to be a wide spread problem with the Quest over several years not just 2011. I took it to the dealer to have them research and they said they have never heard of that before. They suggested purchasing a fuel sending unit to fix the problem. If it was just a problem with the gauge then why would the car stall on a hill with plenty of gas left? I am worried about what will happen if I am actually traveling down a hill at speed and my car stalls.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152012


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Quest. The contact stated that when the fuel tank was one quarter full and the vehicle was being driven on a slope, the vehicle would stall. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 45,000.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 262013

Quest 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
This is the 3rd time the car stalled when about a quarter left in fuel. This seems to happen on inclines. It seems very unsafe for my wife and family. I called Nissan and they said the fuel computer was fixed and they can't do anymore.

- Munhall, PA, USA

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