Nissan Quest - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Nissan Quest owners have reported a total of 2,137 problems for their cars built in the 19 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Nissan Quest. The 2004 Nissan Quest cars have the most problems reported (634 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Nissan Quest

  Common problems of Nissan Quest

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Nissan Quest cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (221 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (213 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Nissan Quest

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
221
  Electrical System
213
  Power Train
173
  Structure
173
  Other Fuel System
148
  Service Brakes
145
  Equipment
130
  Latches/locks/linkage
121
  Air Bag
119
  Vehicle Speed Control
101
   
  Visibility
96
  Gasoline Fuel System
88
  Tire
80
  Steering
54
  Suspension
50
  Unknown Or Other
47
  Seats
43
  Exterior Lighting
39
  Seat Belt
36
  Wheel
21
  Electronic Stability Control
16
  Interior Lighting
6
  Traction Control System
4
  Parking Brake
4
  Child Seat
4
  Air Brake
4
  Diesel Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Nissan Quest of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Quest model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Nissan Quest model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Quest Model Years

Quest
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2016 87,8963    
0.34
  2015 914,4664    
0.16
  2014 158,5475    
0.35
  2013 1211,2906    
0.18
  2012 8421,3427    
0.56
  2011 5911,7738    
0.63
  2009 268,23110    
0.32
  2008 5921,65811    
0.25
  2007 27837,66812    
0.62
  2006 10025,58813    
0.30
  2005 12236,65314    
0.24
  2004 63465,52215    
0.65
  2002 3621,11717    
0.10
  2001 5530,87018    
0.10
  2000 12046,07419    
0.14

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Nissan Quest is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2016 Quest
4
  2014 Quest
1
  2013 Quest
2
  2012 Quest
17
  2011 Quest
17
  2009 Quest
3
  2008 Quest
2
  2007 Quest
6
  2006 Quest
14
  2005 Quest
18
  2004 Quest
180
  2002 Quest
11
  2001 Quest
8
  2000 Quest
12
  1999 Quest
27
  1998 Quest
11
  1997 Quest
11
  1996 Quest
18


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