Nissan To Pay More Than $277 Million To Buyers Who Bought Certain Vehicles With Allegedly Defective CVT
Car manufacturer Nissan’s American subsidiary has finally reached a settlement agreement with vehicle owners who allegedly bought a car from the company that has a faulty transmission component. Amounting to more than $277 million, the Nissan Transmission Settlement was a result of a legal case that challenged Nissan to court.
After obtaining preliminary approval from the court, further details about the Nissan Transmission Settlement case have been released to the general public.
The settlement deal stemmed from a class action suit filed by complainant Teresa Stringer against the carmaker, alleging that it sold vehicles that have faulty transmissions.
The following are important deadlines and other pieces of useful information surrounding the settlement proceedings:
- Qualified applicants are encouraged to forward their claim forms along with supporting documents and necessary details like the car’s mileage during the time of service, VIN details, and others but not limited to on or before the submission deadline of 22nd of March 2022;
- Those who wish to be considered for exclusion can submit their forms on or before the 22nd of February 2022; and
- The final approval hearing of the Nissan Transmission Settlement is on the 21st of March 2022.
Consider The Consumer will carry on reporting on this matter. Stay tuned.
Teresa Stringer, et al. v. Nissan
Filed by complainant Teresa Stringer and others, the class action was a compilation of other similar cases raised against Nissan that accused the vehicle company of selling certain car models containing defective transmissions.
Per the class action lawsuit, Nissan reportedly made and distributed their Infiniti QX60, Pathfinder, and Rogue models that have a transmission component that was allegedly prone to malfunctioning. The said defect allegedly caused drivers to experience their four-wheeled companions stall, jerk, rev, judder, and the like.
The vehicles, equipped with a CVT, included in the class action lawsuit are as follows:
- 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue
- 2015-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and
- 2015-2018 Infiniti QX60
Settlement Class Members to Receive Reimbursement, Vouchers
The settlement shall be divided between a class of Nissan Rogue owners from 2014 – 2018 as well as a class of Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 owners from 2015 – 2018.
The Parties made an adequate showing at this point that the settlement of the class action set forth in the Settlement Agreement is considerably and procedurally appropriate, wrote U.S. District Judge William L. Campbell.
The $277.7 million class action settlement includes a 24-month or 24,000-mile — whichever comes first — warranty extension on new vehicles, as well as repair reimbursements.
Drivers who had their transmissions serviced at accredited dealerships during the extended warranty period would receive full reimbursement, while those who had repairs conducted at unaffiliated service centers would receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement.
In addition, plaintiffs will receive $1,000 vouchers toward the lease or purchase of a new vehicle. The Nissan Transmission Settlement that was preliminary approved will now be subjected to a fairness hearing.
About The Company
Nissan is a Japanese car manufacturer based in Yokohama, Japan. Founded in 1933, the company has grown to become one of the world’s most notable vehicle corporations. It is now headed by its CEO Makoto Uchida.
Editor’s Note on Nissan Transmission Settlement:
This class action settlement update is aimed to provide you the latest information regarding the case filed against Nissan alleging that they sold cars that have faulty transmissions. You might also be interested in the Nissan Altima Headlights settlement.
Case Name(s) & No.: Teresa Stringer, et al. v. Nissan of North America, Inc. and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; Case No.: 3:21-cv-00099
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Products/Services Involved: Nissan Rogue cars unveiled in 2014-80 and Infiniti QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder vehicles released in 2015-2018
Allegation(s): Nissan sold certain car models that had transmission defects in them.
What are your thoughts on this piece? Please send us a message by clicking the ‘Contact Us’ button below! We’d love to hear back from you.