Nissan Quest 2005-2010 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Nissan Quest for the year 2005 to 2010.
ALL KEY FOBS MUST BE PRESENT WHEN PROGRAMMING NEW FOBS. (OLD REMOTES ARE ELIMINATED: BY OLDEST ONE FIRST AS NEW REMOTES ARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE VEHICLE)
1. Close and lock all doors with the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch.
2. Insert key into ignition and remove it from the ignition key cylinder at least six times within 10seconds. Your Hazard Lamps will flash if you performed this step successfully. NOTE: Withdraw key completely from ignition cylinder each time. If this procedure is performed too fast, the system will not enter programming mode.
3. Insert key into the ignition cylinder and turn to the ACC position.
4. Within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the remote transmitter. Your Hazard Lamps should flash. NOTE: Do not press the button more than one time in the above step. If the button is pressed more than one time, the programming procedure will not be successful.
5. If there are any remaining transmitters (including the old ones), unlock then lock all doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the next remote. Your Hazard Lamps should flash. Repeat this step for each transmitter (including any existing transmitters).
6. Turn the key to the OFF position, remove keys from the ignition, unlock doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and open the driver side door.
7. Test remote (s).
About Nissan Quest
The Nissan Quest is the minivan from the Japanese carmaker. The Quest moniker was established for the 1993 model year, and it has subsequently been given to three quite different generations of people haulers—all of which have been minivans.
Nissan’s Quest is a vehicle that can transport up to seven passengers and has a more lively driving feel than some of its minivan competitors, including the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, and redesigned Kia Sedona and Chrysler Pacifica.
The Quest was most recently overhauled in 2011. The 2017 model is the same as the 2016. It’s a charming van, but its dismal crash test scores contradict its family-oriented branding, prompting Nissan to discontinue production after 2017.
The Quest’s most recent facelift, in 2011, relocated it to a platform shared with a Japanese-market van, which it is now built alongside. Nissan made several changes to the platform in an attempt to Americanize it, but its home-market roots still shine through. It now has less internal capacity than rivals, no clever seat tricks, and fewer of the high-visibility elements that make other minivans so useful. While the smaller size may be appealing to some, most minivan buyers are looking for maximum utility rather than a neater packaging. As far as looks go, it’s at least one of the better-looking vans, with an appealing floating-roof appearance courtesy to the blacked-out side profile. However, minivans are rarely purchased solely for their looks.
The Quest has remained largely unaltered since its debut in 2011. It simply lacks the flexibility and functionality to compete with Chrysler’s minivans. Its seats are no longer foldable and cannot be removed, making it the least versatile minivan on the market. Because it’s based on a Japanese-market minivan dubbed the Elgrand, its inside volume has shrunk, and the openings for the sliding side doors are narrower—apparently not intended with us large Americans in mind.
At the very least, the current Quest outperforms the model it replaces. Nissan’s proprietary 3.5-liter V-6 engine produces 260 horsepower and is mated to a continuously variable gearbox. With this combination, the van’s smaller size and reduced weight result in good acceleration. But that’s about the only location where it outperforms the competition. The Quest falls short in terms of infotainment options, and it’s one of the few minivans that doesn’t receive a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS due to its “Acceptable” rating in roof-crush safety and “Poor” grade in the small overlap front crash test.
The Quest remained unaltered for 2017 and will be phased out after this model year.