2012 Nissan Quest noisy exhaust

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elhota
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2012 Nissan Quest noisy exhaust

Postby elhota » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 am

My 2012 Quest has a hole somewhere in the middle of the exhaust pipe that is making a lot of noise. This seems to be a common problem as I've seen a 2011 Quest on the road with a very loud exhaust as well. Is there a fix to this that would not be very costly? My mechanic welded that part of the exhaust as a fix, but that only lasted a few months. I was wondering if this is just a small part of the exhaust that needs to be replaced. I don't want to spend a whole lot of $$$ for this.
Anyone else run into this issue?


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Re: 2012 Nissan Quest noisy exhaust

Postby AZhitman » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:24 am

New one for me, but shouldn't be a hard fix.

Are we sure it's a leak? Could it be a rattling / vibrating heatshield?

I suspect you're in a rust area, so getting a takeoff exhaust from a southwestern wrecking yard would probably be your best bet.

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Re: 2012 Nissan Quest noisy exhaust

Postby elhota » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:44 pm

It must be a leak. It is quite loud

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Re: 2012 Nissan Quest noisy exhaust

Postby AZhitman » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:51 pm

In that case, you'll want to identify where it's coming from.

If someone welded it up, it should be fixed.

Pretty hard to weld to rusted metal, so without any additional useful info, my previous suggestion stands.

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Re: 2012 Nissan Quest noisy exhaust

Postby faifai613 » Sat May 09, 2020 6:07 pm

I know this is a an old post but I just want to share my experience. My 2012 Quest had developed a noise coming from the engine bay area 3 months ago which grew louder in a hurry. At first it sounded like a rattling heat shield but soon realized it was an actual exhaust leak.

Long story short I went to my local shop and was told it was the bad soft pipe from the y-pipe with a cat converter. Only OEM replacement was available from where I am (NYC) due to emission standard and it cost well over $1000. While I was sourcing an aftermarket one online I stumbled upon info regarding federal law mandating factory warranty for cat converter up to 8 year/ 80,000 miles. Took the car to a Nissan dealer with 12 miles shy of the 80,000 miles and after a bit wrestling with the service advisor and his manager I got them to replace it free of charge for me.

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Re: 2012 Nissan Quest noisy exhaust

Postby drgtr » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:59 am

OKay before all of you start spending money on a supposed leaking exhaust. Yes It sounds like tick tick tick.

Clamp up the rubber boot where the steering column goes into the firewall!
Us Aussie owners have done this to our E52 Elgrand and has fixed the issue


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