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Let me start with this, before i end up getting everyone on here jumping on my back.. I drive about 100-150K miles a year. I work in the IT field as a tech that needs a van to carry equipment around. I tend to buy minivans because they are easier to see out of then wagons, get better MPG then SUV's and are easier to park then cargo vans. With that ... Read More
nq94, I have an old Haynes Repair Manual for Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest, models 1993 thru 2001. Most of the stuff on it is for model years like yours. It costs something like $15 and is available at places like Pep Boys. It might help you see with more clarity what you got under the hood and also maintenance schedules.
Finally, we get a Quest that's made in Japan!!! The first generation was a joint venture between Nissan and Ford with mixed success. The last generation, Tennessee-made model was disappointingly nothing like the 'Quest Concept' Nissan teased us with--and it generated mediocre reliability ratings from Consumer Reports. This one is gorgeous, as it follows along the same styling lines as the current and previous JDM Nissan ElGrand. I love it! I ... Read More
I have a 2001 Quest w/ same issue, went through 3 resistors b4 asking my Nissan parts guy who suggested that the blower motor itself was bad (bearings go) changed it and solved problem. Bought new from dealer parts for @ $115. Hope it helps. PS- The motor is right next to the resistor and you have to reuse the fan blade, and you need a new resistor, you can buy ... Read More
I'm having very similar problems in my 2004 Quest. Earlier, I used to have situations where it seemed to get stuck in a higher gear and it looked like all the power wasnt getting transmitted to the wheels. After pulling over and putting it back in park, it seemed to fix itself. Dealer had typical response "Could not reproduce the issue reported". I had a transmission flush done some months ago ... Read More
my nissan is cutting out when ever it is warm outside, even though the motor is not over heating. Now im having trouble getting the speed over 45 mph. ive had it to two reputable mechanics and the nissan dealer mechanics, still no-one can fix. any ideas?
bought car new 2000 leftover in 2001 3 time brought car back to dealer for head light going out 3 times they said they fixed something last time was 2005 still having same problem spoke to regional supervisor will not do anything what do i do next they want $ 350 to repair donot want to pay i feel it should of been corrected the first 3 times
I have a 2001 Nissan Quest that is displaying a code that says my catalyst is under acceptable threshold, Bank1... Is anyone familiar with this particular problem, and where do I focus my repair? Ant help would be greatly appreciated...
try checking the drive axles for run-out or the front shocks for wear or weak springs may be the problem. All of which may not be visible with just a general inspection :D
Pretty much anything is possible with electronics and vehicles. I don't see an issue with swapping a DVD player for the VCR. They connect the same. you have to be careful with size as the DVD will be smaller. The screen should be a straight swap. You should be able to go to most electronic stores and find a replacement.
I wanted to know if there's an online stores to buy after market products or replacement products of older model vans. I need this replacement screen for my Nissan Quest 2001 Thanks, Sweettee
I am in need of a new screen for my Quest tv/vcr player or can I upgrade with a new player? May be a dvd player? I've changed my radio and I replaced my regulator on my window driver side. These were not hard to do. But, I wanted to know if it's difficult to find replacements for vcr's and such? Thanks, Sweet Tee in SC
When I make a right hand turn, the van feels like the tire is underinflated,entire front end checked twice. no obvious problems, everything is tight. Without taking out cv joints which seem to be ok mechanic is stumped, tire wear is normal alignment ok.
Hello, I had my 2001 Nissan Quest in the dealer service shop for 3 full days and kept going online to give them all the info out here we could find on the same exact problem. My speedometer dances or goes to 0 while I am driving and the car hesitates and sputters as if I am running out of gas as you described. I thought it used to be related ... Read More
I just replaced the A/C compressor in my wife's 2001 Nissan Quest and now I am experiencing the same problem you had with your 1997 Villager, i.e. A/C blowing ice cold air in the rear of the van, outside ambient temp from the front. Can you please tell me what you did to fix your Villager A/C problem??? Thanks!
also, the dealer wants apx $7000.00 for a new engine when the car is bearly worth $3500.00. It has apx 143,000 miles right now. I'm into the car about $9500.00 since I bought it in 2001. I've printed up everything I can find so far on this problem with the Quest/Villager & it makes me sick to have to think that the dealer may get away with this. If I want ... Read More
Wow. Thanks for the info. My tach still works,(2001 Villager), but at least now I know how to get to the instrument cluster.
Got another question for you, STEVE. I remember some discussion a while back on a coolant leak somewhere on these vehicles. I tried the search but couldn't find anything. After I park my vehicle, I can smell antifreeze, and I have to top off the tank maybe every few months or so. Nothing on the ground, though. Mine's a 2001 Villager. :)
I would definitely go for one with side airbags, if not side-curtain airbags. The Honda Odyssey, beginning with the 2002 model year, had standard side airbags but not the curtains. (one major reason I bought the 2002 versus the 2001) The curtain airbags were standard in all Odysseys starting with the redesigned 2005 models. The Sienna I am not so sure but I'm pretty sure that side curtain airbags were available ... Read More
before you buy an 2006 Quest look at the improvements in the 2007. My wife said an '06 would be fine but drove the 2007 and liked it much better....improved the fold down seats big plus over Honda/Toyota for my wife...improved the dash as well.. She also felt the 2007 drove better The Toyota on the Limited has few options unavailable on even Top lIne Quest My wife loves here new ... Read More
I have a 2001 Nissan Quest and cannot seem to be able to get the rear vents to blow hot air. When I turn up the temperature of the air up front, it has no bearing on the temperature of the air coming from the rear vents. Is this normal? Also, how do you change channels on the console t.v.?
1- We are now considering a slightly used minivan (I really liked a new 2005 Kia Sedona but the cargo area was too small). I have seen some Dodges with a second row bench and wanted some feedback on the pro/cons of 2nd row bench vs captains chairs. I have 2 children of my own and I babysit 1 child so I usually have 3 carsets in my car at all ... Read More
I have a Nissan Quest 2001 and i would like to know if i can put 17 or 18inch rims from a Maxima or Altima on it. Want to stay stock Nissan if possible.
Basically you'll want to look at 3 minivans: 1) Honda Odyssey 2) Toyota Sienna 3) Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country (make sure it has Stow N Go) All the other vans are either not as refined as the Sienna and Odyssey (GM vans) or aren't as flexible as the three vans listed up there. (Sedona, Freestar/Monterey) The minivan market doesn't have too many models, so it should be easy to ... Read More
Bought a new Quest right at the end of March, to get the $2k rebate as part of Nissan's "Drive to 1 million" (turns out it seems the rebate is still on? -- Nissan web site shows it til May 31). I'm eligible for VPP (Supplier) pricing, so the base price was slightly (about $100) below invoice, plus the rebate, so we got a pretty good deal. My feeling, however, is ... Read More
Here's one of Dave's posts about fixing the throttle body: dhoff, "Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager problems" #592, 24 Jan 2001 4:54 pm Steve, Host
m6che, "Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager problems" #1444, 7 Apr 2004 1:12 am and dhoff, "Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager problems" #592, 24 Jan 2001 4:54 pm Steve, Host
Dear hansienna, I too have a similar problem. I bought a Nissan Quest 2001 from a dealer with Powerterrain warranty. The gas mileage is very poor averaging around 15 for 70% highway, 30% city driving. The outside temperature sensor either reads 140F or -40F always. The dealer had ordered part to replace this sensor. I read in your post, that changing Cylinder head sensor increased mileage for your friend's VW. Could ... Read More
I just (last week) bought a 2001 Nissan Quest from a dealer. The vehicle has put 47K miles and is in great shape. It also has 6years/100K Nissan Power Terrain warranty. What is shocking now is - the gas mileage. It just gives an average 11.5 miles per gallon. The usage is 70% highway and 30% city. I could literally see the fuel tank gauge needle moving down when I drive ... Read More
Long...I apologize in advance. Coming from a 3 series the term "luxury" for me has been set quite a bit higher than in earlier years. What I liked about the Quest over all of the others is that I continue to have the luxury features I have become accustomed to with a hint of the sportiness I had in the BMW (with the exception of side supports on the seats). The ... Read More
On Monday (10/04/04), I purchased a 2005 Quest SE with ALL available options...plus two additional headsets (we have four daughters). Negotiated price was $35,051 ($200 over invoice). Nissan does not offer the $1,500 cash back on 2005's and their standard warranty applies (3/36,000 bumper to bumper and 5/60,000 powertrain), but they do offer 3% financing. I felt the trade off of getting a "fresh start" model year would be worth the ... Read More
I own a 2001 Quest GXE, i noticed on the VIN sticker on the driver's seat door thingy that the Quest was assembled by the Ford Motor Company USA for Nissan Motors Corporation...... Is this a "Ford minivan" with a Nissan logo? Don't know about the vice versa with you Villager owners.....
Hey guys, i don't know about you, but i had to get my front brake pads replaced. Since then i've been hearing nothing but screeches everytime i come to a low speed stop (20mph - 0 mph). But when coming from 45mph-0mph, there's no screeches. These are new brake pads and and it's been 6,000 miles. I run a 2001 Nissan Quest GXE. You guys wanna tell me if you've had ... Read More
Problem with US minivans (and other models) that they can do things right, but often too late. When the Freestar should be introduced in 2000, it would maybe be a winner. When GM should redesign the minivans at that time, it would be good, too. But not for 2004-05. I'm sure there will be a brand new minivan from all domestic makes in a few years, and they would all be ... Read More
I bought a Quest 5 week ago and it has been a disaster. There are so many loud rattles and creaks in the doors and seats it is atrocious. It has been back to the dealer 3 times and they can not fix it. Now Nissan corporate has forbid the dealer from doing any more work on the vehicle. They tell us they are aware of the problem and HOPE to ... Read More
Hello everyone. We are about to get out of a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited and into a 2004 Quest SE. We have loved our Montero, but Mitsubishi service has been horrible. We have exhausted all dealerships within driving distance. So, the Mitsu is going! We just turned in a 48 hour test drive Quest. I did notice a thump from the rear seat area and the driver side sliding door. I ... Read More
I purchased a 2004 Quest S (Mats, Seat package, microfilter, DVD, paint sealant) this afternoon. Considering the excess baggage i was briging to this deal, I was very please with the overall experieince. I traded two cars, 2001 Malibu LS (35,500 miles and in the middle of a 5 yr. loan) and a 1996 Ford explorer (V8 with 146,300 miles and a badly dented tailgate). They gave me $8100 for the ... Read More
After months of research, checking this board, trips to dealers etc. etc. I think I finally got the best deal I could get on a new SE and my trade in my area. And I had a good experience to boot. I live in Fairfield County, CT, where Quests have been flying off lots like there is no tomorrow. Not one dealer in my area has been willing to go beneath ... Read More
Hello All, Well after weeks and weeks of reading these posts and doing much research, we decided on the Quest. I just picked up mine yesterday after a long search for the Smoke SE fully loaded. No one has been able to get it here in the bay area for the price I wanted. I got mine for a few hundred over invoice and am very happy with it. It drives ... Read More
My wife has her new Nissan quest for 3 weeks and she feels great about it. I read about the "wind noise" in this thread and did pay attention to it. Last night about 12 pm, I drove the Quest to highway for a test. Going to highway on the city road in St. Louis, I did hear the "wind noisy" when the car surpassed 40 Mph. When I hit the ... Read More
Anybody else got this problem? The main feature that I can't get in a Quest or Sienna unless I step up to the XLE (Toyota) or SE (Nissan) is a dual power sliding doors. Minivan basics 101 - mom and dad like to push a button to open the doors, let the offspring climb in, stand outside the van to strap in the littlest ones (2 year old twins), then climb ... Read More
"Although there is no data to review on the safety of the 2004 Quest, Minivan buyers tend to be extremely safety concious and judging from the desciptions of the size, handling, safety engineering on the new Nissan Van, this van will probably be much safer than the smaller Quest/Villager(that I own)." Chrysler had lots of press and high hopes that the 2001+ Chysler minivans would do better in the NHTSA and ... Read More
"It nearly jumps from under you. It is one really snappy , nice Van." - cookie. I'll admit that the Quest/Villager is a nice van, especially for the money. I love my 2001 Quest. Snappy? I realize that you are a long term four cylinder fan, but 4000lbs and 170hp does not make for a "snappy" vehicle. Did you move up from a 1976 Rabbit diesel? :-) It would have been ... Read More
Gang, In May 2001 I bought my wife a 2001 Quest GLE loaded (TV/VCR etc) at Desert Nissan in Las Vegas, Nevada because it appeared to be the best value on the market. I must have had the word sucker written all over me, because this has been, without a doubt, the worst automobile I've ever owned. To start with, I've experienced the following problems in the 1 year I've owned ... Read More
It is my understanding - and please, someone correct me if I'm wrong - that the 1999 Quest/Villagers suffered from many minor electrical glitches. This was the first year of the longer/wider Nissan/Mercury twins. I've seen several examples of blown fuses, melted tail light housings and power window/lock problems. The 2000 and 2001 models don't seem to suffer from these maladies. Of course, pre-1999 models will likely develop exhaust manifold problems ... Read More
Steve, Why in the world you guys left out Nissan Quest from your 2001 minivan review? Just because its discontinued model doesn't mean it shouldn't get its fair shake!! All the prices were way above the 21K that I paid for my 2001 GXE and yet it has most of the features that others have for way less of the price, along with the best base warranty and good reliability...Even Montana ... Read More
I am having a odd problem. I bought a New 2001 quest SE and had the dealer install a nissan classII tow hitch. recently I tried to use it and found no power is in the hitch wiring. I followed it back and it is not connected to anything. The deal order a part and I brought it in today. This part will not hook up to my wiring and the ... Read More
Any other 2001 SE owners get a vibration (like tires are out of balance) above 45 MPH? Mine did right out of the showroom, and after trying to get Goodyear and Nissan to settle the "Who is at fault" issue, I got Nissan to buy new Michelins. They solved the problem immediately. Goodyear said they had a bulletin from "Ford" (builds it) stating that the suspension is so tweaked that it ... Read More
Most strange -- this is the second post this week with problems going 65 to 70 mph. Maybe you need to compare notes with ktill: ktill "Nissan Quest" Jul 14, 2001 9:13pm Most likely it's just a bad balancing job on your new tires. After ruling that out, did the dealer check to make sure the wheels themselves aren't out of round or bent? Were the rack bolts inspected/tightened (there's a ... Read More
Sorry for the delay (was out on a business trip). Picked it up on Nov-2000, Colorado. Nov/Dec 2000 was when there was a sales slump and overproduction in minivans (Chrysler/Dodge offering up to $5k in rebates). The Linc-Merc dealer/reps were spying us as we drove across from Nissan (an advantage when shopping in an auto mall). Involved a low-mileage 98 Saturn SW2-Wagon at (12.3K miles), $12.5K retail. The 01-VillSport came with ... Read More
After spending many nights pouring over your "Edmunds" and previous and current owners reviews on Mini-vans, I decided to purchase the Nissan Quest because for all it offers you can't beat the price and it doesn't make you feel like you're in a mini-van. I must admit my first choice was the Honda Odyssey only because my prior auto was an Accord and it never let me down even after commuting ... Read More
I do sympathize with you, however I haven't seen anywhere in your posting that you have tried to sell your vehicle? You know if you try to sell it to perpective buyers in your local newspaper you can easily get your money back. I have been driving Nissan for 22 Years and never had any problems and when I sold the cars (Just sold a '91 Altima XE with 111k for ... Read More
I love my Quest. It is my third one. It just irks me that I have to take my wife's keys because Nissan cheaped out on installing a lock cylinder on the passanger side of the car. My 1997 Quest had a lock cylinder in both the passenger door and the rear sliding door. My 1999 has a lock cylinder in the passenger door only. That was OK because if you ... Read More
Has anybody noticed Nissan stopped putting lock cylinders on the passenger side of their cars in 2001. I don't carry the remote with me because it is my wife's car and I have one on my key chain for my car. I have to open the car from the driver's side then walk around to the passenger side to put my 2 year old in her seat. NISSAN, How cheap can ... Read More
Interestingly, I just saw some decorative cylinder locks at the auto store and I almost bought them for my 99 Quest. Although a good theft deterrent, I can see how they could sometimes be inconvenient. Have you asked your dealer if he could replace them for a regular key lock? Btw, you should also post this in our regular Nissan Quest forum. I'm sure some of the owners there would be ... Read More
I just bought my 3rd Nissan Quest. I went out to dinner and tried to open the passenger door with the key. Low and behold no lock cylinder on the passenger side. Anybody know if this is a brilliant engineering decision? My 1999 had a key cylinder on both front doors. Do they expect me to always use the remote key door opener? Any body notice this with their new 2001 ... Read More
I just bought my 3rd Nissan Quest. I went out to dinner and tried to open the passenger door with the key. Low and behold no lock cylinder on the passenger side. Anybody know if this is a brilliant engineering decision? My 1999 had a key cylinder on both front doors. Do they expect me to always use the remote key door opener? Any body noptice this with their new Quest? ... Read More
In response to post#581 my van vibrates and does not shimmy. This problem begins at approx. 45-50mph and is most obvious from 55-75+. I've noticed that the speeds at which this occurs varies with tire pressure. For clarification, the Quest's rear suspension cannot be aligned. There are no adjustments that can be made mechancially. I've also noticed that for 2001 Nissan has put a different 16" wheel on the GLE. I ... Read More
I own two villagers, one a 96 with 32k miles, the other a 97 with 14K miles. Both were delivering 18 city, 23 highway as stated on the window sticker. This was using Speedway, Marathon, Starvin' Marvin and Citgo Fuel, all of which are laced with methanol, up to 10%. I changed to BP 100% gasoline and at first could not believe my calculation: 27+ mpg!! We used both vehicles for ... Read More