Following on several previous class actions involving CVT transmissions in Nissan vehicles, a CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT has been reached in the matter of Teresa Stringer, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No. 3:21-cv-00099, involving transmission defects in these vehicles:
- 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue
- 2015-2018 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2015-2018 Infiniti QX60
If you file a claim before the deadline, you may release your lemon law claims, and receive certain benefits such as an extended warranty on the transmission, reimbursement for transmission repairs and/or a coupon toward a new Nissan purchase.
However, if you remain in the settlement, it is important to remember that you may waive your lemon law rights, which could include repurchase of the vehicle, additional money payments, and payment of your attorney’s fees. Lemon law remedies will almost always exceed the class settlement value.
The class action “opt-out” deadline is February 22, 2022. If class members do nothing before this date, they are automatically in the class settlement—whether or not they ever received a postcard in the mail or other notice. And if they do not make a claim in time, they may be denied benefits of the class settlement as well.
Therefore, if you wish to opt out or make a claim, YOU MUST ACT BEFORE THE OPERATIVE DEADLINE.
Please contact us for further information regarding your lemon law rights and/or the procedure you must follow in order to opt out of the class settlement.
If you would like help with the analysis of your potential claims, please contact us for a fast, free and confidential evaluation.
We previously wrote about issues we were seeing with Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs) in Nissan vehicles, including Nissan Sentra, and developing class actions. (Read more here.)
To update on Nissan Sentra specifically, as we had predicted, a class action settlement has been approved by a federal district court in the matter of Patricia Weckwerth, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-00588.
Most people do not realize that if you are a class member in a settlement like this and you take no action, you may be unintentionally losing the ability to bring valuable claims.
In this case, if you do not opt out of the class settlement you may lose the ability to get all your money back in exchange for the right to claim a warranty extension, reimbursement for repairs, and a $1,000.00 coupon toward a new Nissan purchase.
Even worse, if you do nothing, you may lose your individual rights and also miss the deadline to make a claim under the settlement. Remember, you must take specific steps in order to opt out of the settlement. If you do not, you are automatically considered a party to the settlement–even if you get nothing for it.
DEADLINE TO OPT OUT: FEBRUARY 20, 2020
DEADLINE TO MAKE A CLAIM: JANUARY 30, 2020
We always recommend that you take care to understand a class action that may affect your rights. Even if you decide to remain in the settlement and make a claim, it pays to make an informed decision.