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2012 Nissan Quest - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Nissan Quest

68 problems have been reported for the 2012 Nissan Quest. The following chart shows the 16 most common problems for 2012 Nissan Quest. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 10 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (10 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Nissan Quest

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2012 Nissan Quest in the United States are 21,342 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Quest owners in the last 5 years is 68, and the age of the vehicle is 5, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 68 / 21,342 / 5 * 1000 = 0.64.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Nissan Quest model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2012 Nissan Quest in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2012
2
  2013
14
  2014
7
  2015
13
  2016
8
  2017
7

small car iamge Compare the 2012 Nissan Quest with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Nissan Quest, the following table can be used to compare the 2012 Nissan Quest with the Nissan Quest from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Quest is 68 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Nissan Quest is 106.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Nissan Quest with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Quest
2
  2015 Quest
1
  2014 Quest
8
  2013 Quest
6
  2012 Quest
68
  2011 Quest
54
  2009 Quest
24
  2008 Quest
41
  2007 Quest
266
  2006 Quest
99
  2005 Quest
112
  2004 Quest
614
  2002 Quest
36
  2001 Quest
55
  2000 Quest
120
  1999 Quest
163
  1998 Quest
56
  1997 Quest
127
  1996 Quest
171


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