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Accelerator Pedal Problems of Nissan Quest



Nissan Quest owners have reported 24 problems related to accelerator pedal (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 1
Failure Date: 08/10/2007

In may 1999, Nissan corp sold me defective Nissan Quest. Every 2-3 years this vehicle develops excessive carbonous deposits in the part of the engine called the throttle-body assembly. These deposits cause the accelerator pedal to require increased effort to push the pedal accelerator down (sticky pedal). Being the only owner of this vehicle, I already had to clean the throttle-body 3 times. This defect was recognized and settled by Nissan corp in class action in 2003, please see the copy of the first page of settlement letter enclosed. My dealership, rothrock, in allentown PA cleaned the throttle for the last, 3rd time in December 2003 at no charge, please see the copy of invoice enclosed. The throttle needs to be cleaned again. My latest discussion with Nissan rep, erica, 1-800-647-7261 ext 57741, file n 5812745 was on 8/10/07. Nissan refuses to clean at Nissan's expense explaining that a diagnosis must be performed first for $70. 00 per hour. I consider this Nissan?s offer as a deceptive way to avoid the responsibility to fix the Nissan's defect at no charge to me.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Nissan Quest 2
Failure Date: 07/25/2006

My Nissan Quest 2005 computer system failed when my wife and I and kid was driving in intersection. Gas pedal was not responding. We by miracle avoided an accident with a big truck on irving park rd in chicago. Dealer found throttle chamber electronics failed and was replaced 08/28/06. They have old parts. Part nr. 16119-8j103 I will file state attorney about replacement of car because I scare to drive now.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2006

The gas pedal on my 1999 Nissan Quest sticks quite often, such that you must jam your foot onto the pedal to depress it. This is a dangerous situation as when you do jam the pedal the car must accelerate quickly into traffic. My mechanic looked at the pedal and could not find any problem with it, since it wouldn't stick when he was testing it. However, it does get stuck very often. I've seen postings on the web from others who also state the same problem with this vehicle. I would like to join the growing list of people complaining about this trouble in case there is a major issue (I. E. , deaths on the roadway) resulting which causes the vehicle to be recalled. * jb.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 4
Failure Date: 02/11/2006

First time was done and corrected on 3/25/03 $176. 00 vehicle speed control, increased accelerator pedal resistance due to an accumulation of throttle-chamber deposit. Second time was done 2/11/06 $139. 99 but not corrected. Suggested to change the throttle with cost of $860. 00.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 5
Failure Date: 03/09/2005

The throttle body has now been cleaned 3 times because the gas pedal contiues to stick. The car was under warranty once and the lawsuit against Nissan paid for the second, but I recently paid for the third. This has occurred at about 30,000 miles, 55,000 miiles and now 81,000 miles. This is a life threatening situation. This car should be recalled.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Nissan Quest 6
Failure Date: 10/28/2004

Intermittently accelerator pedal would go to the floor, but vehicle would hesitate. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Nissan Quest 7
Failure Date: 06/20/2004

While applying the accelerator pedal vehicle hesitated to accelerate. Consumer applied the accelerator pedal numerous times and vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. Consumer applied the brake pedal and the vehicle continued to accelerate. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the throttle body needed to be replaced.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Nissan Quest 8
Failure Date: 03/25/2004

I have had to change my headlights repeatedly (going on 3rd time) and my tail light (1 time). In addition, I have problems with my accelerator pedal; it seems to stick, until I apply enough pressure then it takes off abruptly fast, had these same problems (with replacing head and tail lights and accelerator) when I had my 1993 Nissan Quest, but dismissed them. Now I see a correlation with the 2000 Quest I have now. The low profile of my Quest caused my transmission pan to leak fluid, because of a dip in the road. Constant problems when parking due to the front end of my Quest being too low and scraping the curb. Problem with heating system in the rear, only blows out cold air regardless of setting it to heat. There is a very strong gas smell when my car is running (this was also experienced in my 1993 Quest) only compact incident was when my tranmission pan cracked going down the street and going down a dip in the road (not a pot hole). Other than these things I have been very pleased with my purchases, very reliable but these are a few things I've noticed and hope that you will consider my concerns to further be investigated.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Nissan Quest 9
Failure Date: 12/14/2003

Heater coil failed, leaking coolant inside of the vehicle. Headlights fail while driving. Gas pedal binds causing suddening acceleration. Seatbelt fails to connect fully.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 10
Failure Date: 11/22/2003

Where to start. . . . Brakes; 65,000 miles and we're on the 4th set (we've replaced them 3 times)! efi. . . Every 25,000 miles the throttle sticks and yes, we joined the class action. And the latest? the crossover pipe on the exhaust system broke, filling the cabin with exhaust. . . Engine parts should last longer.


 
car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Nissan Quest 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2003

Gas pedal sticks causing the van to lurch forward. Headlight socket has been replaced once and again has overheated and "fried" inside component so light bulb will not work. Switch on driver side window is no longer operable.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Nissan Quest 12
Failure Date: 09/03/2003

2000 Nissan Quest. The accelarator pedal sticks and when you press on the accelartor the car moves with a jerk.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Nissan Quest 13
Failure Date: 03/01/2003

Gas pedal sticks, almost caused numerous accidents. Vehicle has now been sold.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 14
Failure Date: 01/01/2003

Gas pedal sticks. . Approximately 3 years ago we had this problem fixed at the dealership. Not long after that we received a notice in the mail telling us if we had problems with the gas pedal sticking and had paid to have this repaired that we would be due a refund. . We filled out the required paperwork and have never heard back from Nissan. . I had forgotten about this until now. . . . We are having the same problem again, with the gas pedal sticking. . . . . . . . . . . Please advise as to what can be done to correct this oversight. . . . And continued problem.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 15
Failure Date: 06/15/2002

Due to the accelerator pedal sticking, it has been necessary to clean the throttle body on two occasions. I consider this problem a safety issue as the vehicle lurches forward when sufficient pressure is applied to the petal that will override the stuck throttle. The forward lunge will become acute if cleaning is delayed. I experienced the problem almost immediately after the 36 month warranty period had expired (I now understand that the warranty period was extended but without any notice to the vehicle owners). My disappointment in Nissan is: 1. No notice was received to alert owners of a safety issue of this magnitude. 2. That no recall notice was received to correct the problem and 3. That no notice was received to advise owners that the warranty period had been extended and to bring their vehicle in for a throttle body inspection.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Nissan Quest 16
Failure Date: 05/01/2002

When taking off from a stop, the accelerator pedal is hard. The pedal did not go down and the vehicle failed to move.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Nissan Quest 17
Failure Date: 09/01/2001

Throttle sticks when vehicle is started. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide further details.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Nissan Quest 18
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Acclerator pedal becomes sticky. Contacted dealer.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 19
Failure Date: 06/01/2000

After driving the van for 10-15 miles, the gas pedal sticks. This is a very serious problem that I feel Nissan should find a way to fix. I went to the dealership and was told I would have to pay $130. 00 to have the carbon build-up removed. I asked why was it not covered in my 3yr/36,000mi warrenty, I was told it was not covered because it was normal "wear and tear" . If that was normal then why is it not in the owners manual. It happends daily so for safety reasons I will have to foot $130. 00 of my hard earned money for something that shouldn't be happening. I thought I was getting a reliable family van, but I thought wrong. I have always owned Nissan's( 3maxima's, 2 stanza's 1 Quest ) and have referred over 20 people to buy Nissan's, but as far as a van goes I am very dissatisfied.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 20
Failure Date: 03/01/2000

When the gas pedal is pressed it will not go unless you punch the gas pedal and then you spin out. The dealership claims that it is a carbon build up and should be cleaned periodically, but the manual does not say anything about it being a regulat maintenace item. They claim it is but I feel if it is then it should be listed with all other maintenance items. I have pulled out several times with plenty of time to get pulled out but my accelarator would not go and I have almost been hit because of this. I feel it is a safety hazard and would like more to done. I shouldn't have to pay $135 for something to be cleaned when it is not in my manual. I have checked with other oweners and they haven't had this problem. One person who has a chevy mailbu had this problem but Chevrolet covered his under warranty. If it is a maintenance item then Nissan should have to publish in the their owners manual.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 21
Failure Date: 12/01/1999

The accelerator pedal "sticks". Requires excessive pressure to push down. The full body throttle has been cleaned but I still have a problem. There is a class action settlement going on that would allow me to be reimbursed for the charges paid for the cleaning but the problem is dangerous. The pedal will stick while going down the road and/or crossing a busy intersection. I have two children I have to transport in that vehicle daily. It is my understanding that all 1999 Nissan Quest models have this problem and I don't think I should have to pay to fix their problem.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 22
Failure Date: 02/28/1999

Gas pedal sticks.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 23

When taking off from a stop there was a delay in acceleration. The gas pedal stuck. Also, when braking the brakes made a loud squeaking noise after the brake pads were replaced.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Nissan Quest 24

When driving gas pedal would stick from time to time. Needs to press hard to get pedal to work. When this happens, vehicle fails to accelerate. Problem is intermittent. Has contacted dealership.


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