2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,887 miles

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problem #19

Dec 272018

Quest

  • 93,000 miles
The vehicle stalls due to transmission. Cvt failed when the vehicle has some 93,000 miles. Vehicle stalled in the middle of the freeway and did not move. We had to tow it home. This seems to be a widespread problem with these vehicles.

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #18

Sep 132019

Quest

  • 74,000 miles
Complete transmission failure right after passing the 60,000 mile warranty. The vehicle jerked and the check engine light came one. The Nissan dealer stated that the entire transmission needs to be replaced. It can't be rebuilt. This appears to be a known problem across other 2012 Nissan Quests. Other customers have complained about this as well. www.lemonlawcase.com/problem-vehicles/Nissan-cvt-problems/ Nissan should extend the warranty for the transmission to 100K miles for all 2012 Nissan Quests. Https://www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Quest/2012/transmission/transmission_failure.shtml

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #17

Feb 082018

Quest

  • 161,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While driving various speeds, the fuel tank gauge indicated that the tank was empty. The contact stated that two hours after filling up the fuel tank, the tank would be empty. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact took the vehicle to brown's fairfax Nissan (11010 fairfax blvd, fairfax, va 22030, (703)-591-8009) where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and stated that there were no recalls or warranties per the VIN. The failure mileage was 161,000.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #16

Jul 282018

Quest

  • miles
Doesn't want to speed when accelerate, specially on a hill. No electrical problems detect it.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #15

Aug 012018

Quest

  • 12 miles
The vehicle stalls due to transmission. Cvt failed when the vehicle has some 93,000 miles. Vehicle stalled in the middle of the intersection did not move. I had to push it off the road. Very dangerous. This seems to be a widespread problem with these vehicles.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 142018

Quest

  • 125,000 miles
The van began to sputter and seemingly misfire once shifted into gear. I suspected a case of clogged fuel injectors and pressed firmly with the throttle to clear the line of debris. The van then stalled in the intersection as I was making a left turn, the transmission disengaged itself and provided no gear resistance. Fortunately the timing of oncoming traffic allowed me to coast out of the intersection, using the downward grade of a nearby alley in order to exit the street. Inspection of the van revealed obd II codes: P0500 and P0720. Further investigation revealed an existing recall for automobiles of this make, model and year, that exhibit the events I have encountered. I believe that recall:12V076000 recall date 02/29/2012 should be expanded to include my VIN due to the similarity of events encountered as well as the hazard thereby created. I am fortunate to have made it through the intersection without getting T-boned. Below are reference quotes and links that further describe the experience and illustrate the identical circumstances that prompted the existing recall. Reference a: P0500.enginetroublecode.com/Nissan-Quest P0500 obd-II diagnostic powertrain (P) trouble code description P0500 obd-II trouble code the vehicle speed sensor outputs a 4 pulse signal for every revolution of the rotor shaft, which is rotated by the transmission output shaft via the driven gear. After this signal is converted into a P0500 code. Reason for P0500 code the reason of P0500 obd-II engine trouble code is fuel composition sensor circuit malfunction. Parts or components should not be replaced with reference to only a P0500 dtc. The vehicle service manual should be consulted for more information on possible causes of the fault, along with required testing. Reference B: https://www.cars.com/recalls/Nissan-Quest-2012/ see attach. Thanks

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 062018

Quest

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While driving approximately 65 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact stated that the failure occurred on two different occasions. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to coast to the side of the road. The vehicle was taken to michael jordan Nissan (3930 durham-chapel hill blvd, durham, nc 27707, (919) 489-3800) where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 128,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #12

Nov 192017

Quest

  • 130,000 miles
Cvt started slipping around 115,000 miles when taking off on incline. Really bad slipping and had fluid changed at 121,000 miles. Surging and losing power on the interstate in traffic. Went completely out at 130,000 miles leaving my family stranded.

- Pulaski, TN, USA

problem #11

Nov 272017

Quest

  • 76,000 miles
Van started to have problems with the acceleration, I stepped on the gas and it didn't responded until several seconds later (5-10), it started slowly and then it accelerates slowly. Every time the vehicle stops, the transmission doesn't work. The check engine light came on, I took the car to an autozone store, and they found the error code P1778, which is cvt transmission error. I took the van then to the dealership and they told me that they found the same error code, and they told me that the transmission needs to be replaced at approx $3800 dls. The van has 76,000 miles. And so far, I've seen numerous sites that have claims and list problems with Nissan transmissions, and Nissan is not taking care of customers. This is a very serious problem that can cause an accident if you are trying to cross a street and the car doesn't respond. Also its very disappointing that Nissan doesn't help or doesn't have a recall to replace the transmission or fix this issue.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 122017

Quest

  • 81,300 miles
Van has had issues slipping on hills after stop with gears grinding and jerking. Brought in to dealership and they could not replicate. I mentioned I thought it might be transmission and how we can do preventive maintenance. They recommended flushing transmission fluid for $125 which I did. Less than month later, slipping still occurred on hills after stops. On way home this past Saturday, I was going about 30-40 mph when there was a stop light on a slight incline. I slowed down to about 5-10mph when the light turned green. I then pressed the accelerator pedal and the gear grinded and I had no power. As I pressed the gas no power was coming to van and I had to pull over. I had to turn off the vehicle and wait a minute or so and after starting the car, the vehicle seemed normal again. I noticed the check engine light also was now on. Brought the van in to dealership and after doing a drive test and replicating on a hill, they confirmed the slipping. They also did a diagnostic and confirmed transmission needed to be replaced to tune of $4100. Looking up this case there appears to be numerous problems with Nissan cvt transmissions. Nissan also provided an extended warranty for prior van models from 2003-2010 to 100K miles. My vehicle is a 2012 Nissan Quest with 81K miles. With all the Nissan having cvt transmission issues, it appears there is a pervasive issue that needs to be addressed by Nissan.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 172017

Quest

  • 75,440 miles
Jerking motion: Sudden twitching and oscillating motion of acceleration and deceleration. After driving normally for about 10~30 mints, it happens at about 2000 RPM ~ 2500 rmp on uphill (with accelerator gentry pressed down). It stopes when I release the accelerator, when the engine comes down to below 2000 RPM. Https://youtu.be/7vclguaumoe

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 062016

Quest

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cvt failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Reading, MA, USA

problem #7

Jun 272016

Quest

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While in park, the vehicle failed to start. In addition, while driving various speeds, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate and the transmission warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission and multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #6

May 022016

Quest

  • 86,000 miles
Our minivan was stopped at a light and wouldn't accelerate when pressing the gas, it hesitated for a few seconds and then jolted forward, causing the vehicle behind us to drive off road to avoid a collision.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 132015

Quest

  • 73,000 miles
I bought this vehicle not knowing this vehicle had prior owner trans problem with dealer. At about a month to two month after I bought this vehicle at 68300 in the busy California traffic the vehicle stalled on me foot on the gas but trans is not moving. This is the diagnosis: Doc codes P0725 engine speed * P0746 pic solienoid a * P0776 pic solenoid B * P0868 fluid pressure low * P1701 tcm. * P1722 vehicle speed signal and * P1778 step motor in transmission cvt trans burnt replacement was recommended at a cost $ 3110,81 and labor cost $ 1619,00. Trans was done by August 14 2014 in November 2015 the same thing again too many people are having the same problem with this trans in cars an vans the dealer is doing nothing about it. Imagine 3 times same vehicle and it' under 70,000 miles

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 062016

Quest

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. While driving 65 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to respond and stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 292014

Quest

  • 30,000 miles
Engine mount found broken during oil change. Changed and found broken again at about 50000. Changed and found broken a third time at 75000.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 232015

Quest

  • 82,000 miles
The cvt transmission is going out in out 2012 Nissan Quest and needs to be replaced. Vehicle will not accelerate after coming to a stop.

- Elkmont, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 292012

Quest 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Quest. The contact was driving approximately 2 mph and approached a traffic stop signal. When pulling off from a complete stop, there was a delayed response when the accelerator pedal was applied. The failure occurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to duplicate the problem or generate a trouble during the diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100. Updated 7/31/12 updated 08/01/12

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA