Nissan Quest Problems

Failing Engine Mounts Will Cause Thumping in Floor on Nissan Quest

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A thumping heard and felt in the floor is often caused by failing engine mounts. A failing mount allows too much movement of the engine, and will require replacement.

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Nissan Quest Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 116,184 (20,000–259,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6
13 model years affected: 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
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I am furious with Nissan! For failing to recall this model. These Engine mounts break consistently, I have paid twice to get these engine mounts replaced its a lot of money when your reading a family. Nissan should replace these mounts for free. Not only that you can't accelerate right with the broken mounts. Help is there a real solution to this problem
engine mounts seem to go out on this van all the time. The car makes a jerking noise when starting from a stop unless you go real slow. we have already replaced them twice and it is acting like they need to replace them again.
Seems as if this car was manufactured in the wrong way! I dont care where you get motor mounts from! weather its the stealer or aftermarket! the design is just defective
had the same problem. easily fixed it. It may be accompanied by the driver side axle going bad. If ale is bad then i recommend replaing axle the same time you replace the engine mounts.
There are 4 mounts, two on each side and one infront, and one in back of engine.

The most likely suspect mounts are the left mount, and the front (rightward) mount.

I replaced just those two in mine nd problem went away!
You need two jacks one to lift the car up, and one to support the engine as you lower and lift it up to replace the engine mount. 1 hour job at the most.
Problem was a clunking when torque was applied to the engine and also when braking. The clunk could be heard when cornering as well. Also when moving from park to reverse or drive the engine moved wildly. Very disappointed as I love everything else about the vehicle
We bought a 2000 Mercury Villager which is really a Nissan Quest in 2011 and have had to replace the motor mounts three times, husband installed a limiter strap and just keep burning through them! So frustrating, but glad to know not alone!! Poor design is right! Only three mounts, two rear and one front! Not too bright Nissan!
I purchased my 2001 Nissan Quest in 2005. It was used and had 50,000 miles on it. I have replaced motor mounts on this vehicle six times in eight years. I need to replace them again. This time I can't afford to do them. I do like this vehicle but between the gas mileage and the motor mounts I am thinking of getting a different vehicle. I have never replaced a motor mount in any other vehicle I have owned and can't understand why this is happening. There has to be a defect and this is the reason I will not buy another Nissan. I will go back to Chevy.
I have replaced my engine mounts at lease every 4-6 months in my 2002 Nissan Quest for over 3 years and I am so tired of hearing they were put in wrong or it is because I use after market parts. I switched mechanics and he used genuine Nissan parts that were out of stock, hmmm wonder why??? and now I am going to need to replace them.
While accelerating it would have a hard thump. Replaced the broken engine mount/mounts with an after market mount. After about a year, the hard thump came back and the after market engine mounts broke and the other mounts show wear on it. replace all engine mounts with OEM Nissan mounts and been driving for 3 years with out issue. The mounts should be address as soon as possible because that is near the AC unit and some how it cause a leak on the hose and the AC compressor broke.
I have had to replace one motor mount in 2010, that's when it all started with the next one, which went out in just 2 weeks, then was told they couldn't keep replace sing them unless I replaced all 5 of them, then went to Big O's and they told me I only had 4 not 5, so I had Big O's replace all 4 of them because they all went bad. Now I feel I need to do it again, my Engine jumps when I've come to a stop and start again. It's crazy, I too feel that Nissan really needs to fix this issue with this Motor Mounts... too.
Had the back mount replaced and 3 weeks later had to replace all mounts. A repair pal shop charged me $1800. what gives? $900 labor is extortion!
Car was jerking and sounded as if the engine was going to fall out replaced engine mounts twice
when eccelerating i had noise,special when I stop and then moving giving gas, and some other noise for a break click.
Engine making loud thumping during acceleration. Also loss of power at lower rpms
Brought it to the dealer, Momentum Fairfield 3 times calling the number the salesman provided. No action. Brought it to the shop and made a complaint they said I waited too long. Never buy at Momentum or a Nissan .
Took my quest in for an oil change, and the technician advised my front engine mount was broken. Less than 6 weeks earlier, I had my van in for the fuel gauge recall and the inspection of the vehicle was good. I'm angry! 109,000 the engine mount shouldn't break! Then to quote me $500 to replace the part, when clearly there is a problem!