"Clean" or "Quick Clean?" - 2012 Nissan Quest Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Nissan Quest Long Term Road Test

2012 Nissan Quest LE: "Clean" or "Quick Clean?"

January 23, 2012

2012 Nissan Quest LE

That is the question, after all. 

It's possible you're not familiar with the Quest's comprehensive filtration abilities. If that's the case, you should take a quick look at Kelly's blog which describes its features in rigorous detail. It also scoffs at Nissan's gratuitous press release on the subject, which is wholly deserving of the lampooning.

Last weekend I noticed the grape icon in the display cycling between "quick clean" and simply "clean." I figured I couldn't lose either way, but I dug out the manual anyway to investigate.

2012 Nissan Quest LE

Turns out, this is flow related. The filter uses Plasmacluster ions (I know, I know) to reduce odors. And, yes, Plasmacluster is a nonsense trade name created by the Sharp corporation, which uses the technology in its home air purifiers.

It's this simple: "quick clean" appears when the air flow is high and "clean" appears when air flow is low. Hey Nissan, if you'd like people to understand the filtration intensity level indicated by the display without using the owner's manual, you should use words like "high" and 'low."

I'm just sayin'.

More riveting details on the Quest's filtration abilities later.

Josh  Jacquot, Senior editor


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