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Nissan Quest - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Nissan Quest owners have reported 1,747 problems for their cars built in the 17 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Nissan Quest. The 2004 Nissan Quest cars have the most problems reported (560 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 electrical system (165 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (158 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Nissan Quest

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Nissan Quest to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. 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 implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    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 result is shown in Table 3.

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

Model YearProblems/
Sales [1]
Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2002 Quest   35 / 17,480   13
0.15
  2004 Quest   560 / 46,430   11
1.10
  2005 Quest   95 / 40,357   10
0.24
  2006 Quest   76 / 31,905   9
0.26
  2007 Quest   172 / 28,590   8
0.75
  2008 Quest   26 / 18,252   7
0.20
  2009 Quest   19 / 8,437   6
0.38
  2011 Quest   42 / 12,199   4
0.86
  2012 Quest   31 / 18,275   3
0.57

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

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

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  1996 Nissan Quest
18
  1997 Nissan Quest
11
  1998 Nissan Quest
11
  1999 Nissan Quest
27
  2000 Nissan Quest
12
  2001 Nissan Quest
8
  2002 Nissan Quest
11
  2004 Nissan Quest
180
  2005 Nissan Quest
18
  2006 Nissan Quest
14
  2007 Nissan Quest
6
  2008 Nissan Quest
2
  2009 Nissan Quest
3
  2011 Nissan Quest
17
  2012 Nissan Quest
13
  2013 Nissan Quest
2
  2014 Nissan Quest
1



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