Rear door wont open from outside

Asked by Feb 02, 2014 at 03:10 PM about the 2005 Nissan Quest Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After a snow storm, the doors freezed. Now that the doors all unfroze, the rear sliding door  
still wont open from the outside however, it can still open and close properly from the
inside. How can i fix this?

3 Answers

22,705

Maybe the outside handle was tweaked from using it too heavily while trying to open that frozen door- did you use a gentle hand when trying to open it? or did you have a 500 pound gorilla grunting while trying to rip the handle from the door? Just a guess, but a mechanic may have to go into the door to see if the handle is broken or if a connecting rod is bent

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
68,635

There's a rod that goes from the handle to the latch. Sounds like the "ear" that the rod goes into, on the handle, has broken off. HTH. -Jim

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

I had this problem with my 2007 Nissan Quest- I used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AzHPz7zLPQ - it was easy and took about 15 minutes

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Rear door wont open from outside 3 answers

    After a snow storm, the doors freezed. Now that the doors all unfroze, the rear sliding door still wont open from the outside however, it can still open and close properly from the inside. How can ...

    2005 Nissan Quest Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • rear lift door totally inop 4 answers

    After rearended our bumper was hanging down. we tied it up with plastic straps. From that point on the rear hatch is totally inop. Also the passenger door suto close does not work correctly. it ...

    2004 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Nissan quest auto door problem 1 answer

    Have a auto sliding door on a 2004 nissan quest which will not close all the way before backing off (like there's an obstruction) rails are clear and lubed, rubber is fine. Any adjustments I am missi...

    2004 Nissan Quest

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Roar in the rear of the van 3 answers

    There is a roar in the rear of my 2008 Nissan Quest. At first I thought it was the tires, but now that we have new tires, it's still there.

    2008 Nissan Quest SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • low beam light and passenger side rear view mirror - Quest 2005. Any quick/easy fixes? 2 answers

    low beam light on driver side has some sort of loose connection. The bulb itself is good, however i have the low beam light come on and off frequenty even as i drive. The socket in which the bulb sits...

    2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Quest

Looking for a Used Quest in your area?

CarGurus has 2,643 nationwide Quest listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Quest Questions

Nissan Quest Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 450
#2 Kelly Schnurr
Kelly Schnurr
Reputation 360
#3 mr_dan_mule
mr_dan_mule
Reputation 150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
247 Great Deals out of 19,855 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Sienna
242 Great Deals out of 28,730 listings starting at $2,180
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
158 Great Deals out of 25,122 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Pathfinder
334 Great Deals out of 22,417 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chrysler Town & Country
229 Great Deals out of 14,570 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Sedona
115 Great Deals out of 8,212 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Pacifica
47 Great Deals out of 27,507 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Pilot
417 Great Deals out of 23,573 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Armada
152 Great Deals out of 9,186 listings starting at $2,991
Used Toyota Highlander
371 Great Deals out of 26,263 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
912 Great Deals out of 64,628 listings starting at $799
Used Nissan Murano
394 Great Deals out of 25,279 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
583 Great Deals out of 33,059 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Nissan Quest For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 460 listings starting at $14,787
2015 Nissan Quest For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 457 listings starting at $12,999
2014 Nissan Quest For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 206 listings starting at $10,859
2013 Nissan Quest For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 155 listings starting at $9,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.