A federal class action lawsuit claims Nissan knowingly sold certain Maxima, Altima and Quest vehicles equipped with defective automatic transmissions that can suddenly and unexpectedly fail while being driven.
According to the Nissan transmission defect class action lawsuit, the allegedly defective transmissions are present in 2004-2006 Nissan Maximas, 2005-2006 Nissan Altimas, and 2004-2007 Nissan Quests. The class action lawsuit claims Nissan knew, or should have known, since at least 2004 that the automatic transmissions in these vehicles are defective, which can cause them to break down prematurely; experience transmission slips, delayed shifts, and acceleration surging; and suffer mechanical failure.
Rather than alerting consumers about this safety hazard and offering to repair the vehicles, “Nissan has concealed this problem from its customers at the time of purchase or lease and thereafter,” the class action lawsuit states. Not only has this put consumers in danger, but it has also allowed Nissan to profit from the defect by selling replacement parts to Class Members.
The Nissan transmission defect class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all U.S. consumers who purchased or leased any 2004 through 2006 Maxima, 2005 through 2006 Altima, or 2004 through 2007 Quest vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission. It is seeking class certification, damages, disgorgement of profits, and injunctive relief.
A copy of the Nissan Transmission Defect Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.
The case is Howard Teba v. Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., Case No. 12-cv-00332, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Western Division.
UPDATE: This case was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff on June 29, 2012. Details behind the dismissal were not indicated in court documents.
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