2012 Nissan Quest - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Nissan Quest

77 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 14 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (11 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 6 years is 77, and the age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 77 / 21,342 / 6 * 1000 = 0.60.

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
  2018
7
  2017
9
  2016
8
  2015
13
  2014
7
  2013
14
  2012
2

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 77 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Nissan Quest is 109.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Quest
7
  2015 Quest
5
  2014 Quest
12
  2013 Quest
11
  2012 Quest
77
  2011 Quest
56
  2009 Quest
25
  2008 Quest
51
  2007 Quest
271
  2006 Quest
99
  2005 Quest
115
  2004 Quest
629
  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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