Common Nissan Quest Problems

by Aryn Plax

Apr 9, 2021

If your Nissan Quest has recurring problems that won’t go away, it may be considered a lemon.

Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon is a vehicle with recurring problems that will not go away, despite a reasonable number of repair attempts by authorized repair facilities. These problems must negatively impact the use, safety or value of your vehicle.

Many owners and lessees of Nissan Quest vehicles report problems that do just that. Learn more about common problems that 2013–2016 Nissan Quest owners and lessees report in their vehicles. If one of these problems repeatedly appear in your Nissan Quest, you may need to talk to a lemon law attorney about your case.

Drivetrain Problems

The “drivetrain” refers to several parts that transfer power to the wheels, and includes the transmission.

Some Nissan Quest vehicles were equipped with continuously variable transmissions, or CVT transmissions, which were prone to sudden stops, random shaking, violent jerking while accelerating and transmission failure.

Beyond that, complaints submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported transmission problems such as vehicle jerking, rattling and lugging (failing to downshift). If any of these transmission problems appear in your vehicle, take it to an authorized repair facility to have your transmission checked.

Fuel System Problems

Acceleration problems may point to a faulty transmission, or to any number of issues in your Nissan Quest vehicle. In particular, it may point to problems in your fuel system.

If so, you would not be alone. NHTSA complaints have revealed acceleration problems in some Nissan Quest vehicles, with some referring to the vehicles’ fuel systems. Some drivers have reported symptoms of a dead or faulty fuel pump. If your vehicle shows these problems repeatedly, it may be a lemon.

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Brake Problems

Malfunctioning components of your vehicle can impact its use, safety and value. In particular, brake problems can make your Nissan Quest seriously unsafe to drive.

Faulty rotors, master cylinder problems and brakes that lock are among a variety of brake problems associated with Nissan Quest vehicles. To make matters worse, some Nissan Quest drivers have submitted complaints to NHTSA about brake failure. If brake problems repeatedly appear in your vehicle, get your brakes checked out by a trained technician.

Engine Problems

If your Check Engine Light illuminates on the dashboard of your Nissan Quest, it may be time to investigate your vehicle for engine problems.

Nissan Quest drivers have reported faulty radiators and problems with speed control. For example, faulty radiators could cause fluid leaks that lead to overall engine damage. As for speed control, a Nissan Quest driver may find that their vehicle can fail to accelerate without warning.

If your vehicle shows repeated engine problems after several visits to the dealership, it may be time to consult a lemon law attorney about your situation.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

If problems persist in your Nissan Quest despite multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Owners and lessees of “lemons” or defective vehicles are entitled to cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. Knight Law Group has helped thousands of lemon owners and lessees obtain these rewards under the California Lemon Law with a success rate in excess of 99%.

Don’t go through the lemon law process alone. Our experienced California lemon law attorneys can provide legal representation at no up-front cost to you. If you want to learn more about the California Lemon Law or have specific questions about your case, fill out our contact form or call us for a free consultation at 877-222-2222.