The chiseled Quest minivan was recalled earlier this month so Nissan could address a few quality issues, like a noisy sliding door, a faulty driver's power window switch, lousy interior reading lights, and second-row seat levers that constantly break. A year after it was introduced, the Quest isn't exactly moving at a brisk pace, with first half sales just breaking 25,000, well short of the projected 80-85,000 for 2004. Nissan claims to have calculated incorrectly regarding demand for the model: the mid-range SL is the only Quest hitting any kind of target; Nissan apparently built too many low-end S models, and not enough high-end SEs, which at launch was the most sought-after flavor, after Flavor Flav.

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