Own a 2007 Nissan Quest? You might want to think twice about passing a gas station without filling up next time. That’s because the Quest is currently under investigation for a gas gauge that can be off by as much as 60-80 miles.
The inaccurate readings are leaving drivers stranded, sometimes in dangerous situations. One North Carolina driver said it’s happened to her twice, once with her grandchildren in the van:
“Driving along in peak traffic and suddenly vehicle shuts off. No power steering and almost involved in accidents both occasions the first time I was alone the second time I had my grand babies with me and that was terrifying for them as the other road users were whizzing past…”
We’ve all probably been guilty of taking our cars to the last drop of gas after the fuel warning light comes on, but in the Quest’s case there is no such warning. One minute you’re rocking out to Hootie and the Blowfish – or, you know, whatever the kids listen to these days – next minute you’re stranded on the side of the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says they’ve received numerous complaints, all within the past 14 months. This is still just a preliminary investigation, but we will notify you if a defect is found.