rear lift door totally inop

Asked by Dec 26, 2013 at 09:24 AM about the 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 gets within 12 inches of closing and then opens as if something were in
the path.  There is nothing at all blocking that function.  Any suggestions??

4 Answers

228,855

Sounds to me that there was more damage done than just the bumper cover. The body has been bent and crumpled from the impact not allowing the hatch and rear door to close correctly due the sheet metal alignment. Contact your insurance company to start the process of filing a claim and have a body shop give you an estimate on the repair. I hope you got the other drivers name or had a police report. Good Luck!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

no, there was no damage to the door what so ever. it worked fine till we tied up the bumper several weeks after the accident

228,855

Several weeks? I still stand by my statement, even though I can't see the vehicle. Apparently there is something preventing the door from closing and you can't see it. That tells me something is out of alignment.

21,385

It should be repaired properly, like Tom says- why complain about problems when you have jerry-rigged your car? I think you should be more concerned about the personal risk to your neck if you were to be rear- ended again without a proper bumper to absorb the impact- the safety issue is paramount

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Quest

Looking for a Used Quest in your area?

CarGurus has 2,692 nationwide Quest listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Quest Questions

Nissan Quest Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 420
#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
234 Great Deals out of 27,744 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Sienna
223 Great Deals out of 28,635 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chrysler Town & Country
372 Great Deals out of 18,298 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
224 Great Deals out of 31,471 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Sedona
88 Great Deals out of 8,519 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Pathfinder
297 Great Deals out of 22,837 listings starting at $2,250
Used Honda Pilot
346 Great Deals out of 20,096 listings starting at $2,199
Used Chrysler Pacifica
74 Great Deals out of 26,737 listings starting at $3,250
Used Nissan Murano
248 Great Deals out of 24,549 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
778 Great Deals out of 76,999 listings starting at $470
Used Toyota Highlander
349 Great Deals out of 24,084 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Armada
126 Great Deals out of 8,556 listings starting at $3,200
Used Dodge Caravan
685 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
732 Great Deals out of 74,284 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL For Sale
76 listings starting at $21,288
2014 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 19 listings starting at $17,695
2013 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 65 listings starting at $16,900