How to check engine oil level 2011-2017 Nissan Quest

Learn how to check the engine oil level and add oil on Nissan Quest.

Applicable to years: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017.

Checking engine oil level on Nissan Quest is easy and takes only a few minutes.

What you will need


Park Vehicle

Park your Nissan Quest on a level surface and apply the parking brakes. 

Turn off engine

Turn off the engine and wait at least five minutes before you proceed to check the engine oil level on your Nissan Quest. This will allow the engine oil to return to the oil pan.

Nissan Quest how to check engine oil level instructions turn off engine

Open Hood

Open the hood of your Nissan Quest by pulling the hood release under the dashboard. 

Locate oil dipstick and remove it

Locate the oil dipstick on your Quest at the front of the engine. Remove oil dipstick from the tube. In the following picture, the oil dipstick is label as item number 10.

open hood to verify motor oil level using dipstick on Quest 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Determine Max/Min marks

  • Remove the oil dipstick. Wipe the oil off the dip stick.
  • Note the minimum and maximum marks.
  • Reinsert the dipstick back into the engine.

Clean and Reinsert the dipstick

  • Clean the dipstick with a clean cloth.
  • Fully reinsert the dipstick into the engine and pull it out after five seconds.

read oil level Nissan Quest 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Remove Dipstick and Read Oil Level

Pull the dipstick out to check the engine oil level. The level needs to be between the min and max mark which in the Nissan Quest dipstick are marked as H for high and L for Low. 

If the engine oil level is below the min mark, you need to add 0W-20 engine oil.

Follow instructions as described in the next step.

Locate oil filler cap

Locate the oil filler cap. This is where you can add oil to your Nissan Quest.

location of oil filler cap used to add engine oil Nissan Quest 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Add engine oil

Add only half a quart at the time and check the level again. If the oil level is still under the MIN mark, add more oil. 

Recheck the oil level

Add 0.5-1 qt of oil at a time and recheck the oil level. Don't allow the oil to go over the full mark.

recheck engine oil level quest



Oil level should be checked regularly. Operating the engine with an insufficient amount of oil or the oil light on can cause serious damage. Damage caused by negligence is very unlikely to be covered by the manufacturer warranty.

Keep in mind

  • Do NOT operate your vehicle or keep the engine running if the oil warning light is on.
  • Be sure the vehicle is on level ground when checking the oil level. 
  • If the oil level is below the LOW mark add enough oil immediately to bring the level to the high mark.
  • Use a funnel to help prevent oil from being spilled on engine components.
  • Do not overfill the engine with oil or allow it to go over the MAX mark.
  • Always be sure to clean the area around any filler plug, drain plug, or dipstick before checking or draining any lubricant. This is especially important in dusty or sandy areas and when the vehicle is used on unpaved roads. Cleaning the plug and dipstick areas will prevent dirt and grit from entering the engine and other mechanisms that could be damaged.
  • It is normal to add 0.5qt-1qt of oil between oil maintenance intervals especially in high mileage vehicles or during the break-in period.
  • Some engines burn up to 1qt of oil for every 1000 miles. This is not the norm.

We hope that you found these instructions on how to check the engine oil level on a 2011-2017 Nissan Quest helpful. If you have any advice or tips that you think may help others please leave a comment.

By YOUCANIC on May 29, 2019


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