Class Action Claims Nissan Altima’s Dim Headlights Scare Owners To Drive In The Dark
A class action lawsuit claims that owners of Nissan Altima models from 2013 to 2018 complained that the popular vehicle’s low-beam headlights are defective and so dim that they couldn’t safely drive at night.
The class action lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Tennessee by lead plaintiffs Rafeal Suarez, Daisy Gonzalez, and Richard Byrd.
They filed the case on behalf of people who bought or leased a Nissan Altima from model years 2013 to 2018. According to them, the vehicles have a headlamp defect that causes them to get dull, restricting light production and resulting in dim headlights.
Each plaintiff claimed that because of the alleged car safety defect, they have reduced their nighttime driving and that if they had known about the problem earlier, they would not have purchased or paid that same amount for their Nissan Altimas.
The Altima Class Action
Other Nissan Altima owners have also complained about being pulled over by police officers at night due to their dim headlights, according to the lawsuit.
Nissan has known about the dim headlight issue in Altima vehicles since 2013, as per the plaintiffs, but refuses to address the problem.
Furthermore, the class action lawsuit claims that Nissan has refused to give free replacement headlamps to Class Members.
When owners and lessees of Class Vehicles bring their Altimas to Nissan dealerships, they are typically charged for expensive replacements because the defect necessitates replacing the entire headlight assembly.
Costly Headlight Repairs, As Per Class Members
The plaintiffs claimed that the Nissan Altima’s headlights dim after only a few years of ownership. Additionally, removing the haze cannot fix the problem nor replacing the reflector cup. Instead, the entire headlight assembly must be replaced.
As per them, repairing the defectively dim headlights is costly, and that a single set of lights can cost up to $1,200. Furthermore, even after a repair, the headlights may still fade through time.
The class action claims that thousands of other Nissan Altima owners and lessees have complained about the defective dim headlights, citing several reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The plaintiffs are seeking to represent a nationwide Class of Altima owners and lessees and California, Florida, and Ohio subclasses. This is to determine damages, as well as attorney and court fees against Nissan.
Editor’s Note on Nissan Altima Dim Headlights Class Action Lawsuit 2021:
This article is published to inform you of the latest class action lawsuit filed against Nissan. Allegedly, their Altima models from 2013 to 2018 have a headlamp defect that causes them to get dull, restricting light production and resulting in dim headlights.
Case Name & No.: Suares, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No. 3:21-cv-00393 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Products/Services: Nissan Altima
Allegations: Nissan Altima models from 2013 to 2018 allegedly have a headlamp defect that makes it dangerous to drive at night
Status: Settlement In-progress
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