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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,395 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Nov 012011


  • 7,500 miles


Engine will stall and sometimes not restart when driving down a steep grade when fuel tank has 1/4 tank left.

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142011

Quest 6-cyl

  • 7,400 miles
First incident: Vehicle's low fuel warning light came on and computer indicated 55 miles to empty. Approximately 8 miles later, while idling in a parking lot on a subtle downhill slope, the engine stalled. Pushing start button caused an attempt to crank, but engine wouldn't start. Accessory power still worked. We put 1 1/2 gallons of gas in the van and it still would not start (just cranked and sputtered out again). The van was towed to a Nissan dealer and once off the tow truck, it started up without problems and indicated 74 miles to empty. Dealer ran diagnostics and said nothing was wrong, and they believed it ran out of gas but stated computer and fuel gauge we're accurate. Second incident: 12/16/11, low fuel light came on at 52 miles to empty. Before I could reach the closest gas station, at 48 miles to empty and after going down a downhill slope then pulling up to a stoplight on a highway that was still at a very slight downhill decline, the engine stalled and would not restart. I exited the vehicle for fear of being hit by oncoming traffic. I called police and we put 3 gallons of gas in the van and the engine cranked right up. I immediately went to the nearest gas station about 3 miles away and the van took 15.2 gallons (add the 3 police put in and I should have had 1.8 gallons in the tank when it stalled).

- Bulverde, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 042011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Quest. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the fuel light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was maneuvered to the shoulder and the contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 4,000.

- Holliston , MA, USA

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