Nissan has agreed to extend warranties and reimburse repair expenses for consumers who purchased Sentra, Versa or Versa Note vehicles with a defective transmission.
The settlement will benefit consumers who purchased or leased a 2013 to 2017 Nissan Sentra, 2014 to 2017 Nissan Versa Note, and/or a 2012 to 2017 Nissan Versa vehicle equipped with a continuously variable transmission.
Plaintiffs in the Nissan class action lawsuit filed their claims in June 2018, alleging that their vehicles were equipped with defective transmissions.
The alleged transmission defect reportedly causes affected vehicles to suddenly jerk and shake while being operated. This can reportedly occur at inopportune times, with one plaintiff allegedly experiencing the problem in the middle of a five lane freeway.
According to the plaintiffs, the defect shows up in vehicles outside of the five year, 60,000 mile powertrain warranty sold with Nissan vehicles. This means that consumers are allegedly forced to foot the bill for repairs.
Nissan has not admitted any wrongdoing but recently agreed to settle the claims brought against them in the transmission class action.
Under the settlement, consumers will receive an extension of their Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty from 60 months or 60,000 miles to 84 months or 84,000 miles. Consumers may also be eligible to have their repair expenses reimbursed. More information is available in the “Potential Award” section below.
In order to receive reimbursement from the settlement, Class Members need to file a valid Claim Form by Jan. 30, 2020 or within 30 days of a qualifying transmission repair (whichever is later).
The deadline for exclusion and objection is Feb. 7, 2020. The final approval hearing for the Nissan class action settlement is March 6, 2020.
Consumers who purchased or leased a 2013 to 2017 Nissan Sentra, 2014 to 2017 Nissan Versa Note, and/or a 2012 to 2017 Nissan Versa vehicle equipped with a continuously variable transmission.
Warranty extension, up to $4,750 in reimbursement or $1,000 voucher.
- An extension of each Class Members’ Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty from 60 months or 60,000 miles to 84 months or 84,000 miles.
- Consumers can also be reimbursed for 100 percent of the transmission repairs they paid for, if the following apply to the repairs:
- Repairs were made by an authorized Nissan dealer;
- Repairs were made within the time and mileage limits of the Warranty Extension (84 months or 84,000 miles);
- Repairs were made before the vehicle’s odometer exceeded 90,000 miles or before Jan. 30, 2020 (whichever occurs first) if consumers can provide proof that a Nissan dealer diagnosed the problem and recommended qualifying repairs while the vehicle was covered by the warranty extension.
- Reimbursement of up to $4,750 is available if eligible repairs were made by a non-Nissan repair facility.
- Former owners who repaired transmissions two or more times may receive a $1,000 voucher toward the purchase or lease of a new Nissan or Infiniti car.
Proof of Purchase
Documentation proving repairs done to an affected vehicle.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
1/30/2020 or 30 days after a qualifying transmission repair, whichever is later
Weckwerth, et. al. v. Nissan North America Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-00588, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
UPDATE: The Nissan Transmission Class Action Settlement was granted final approval on March 10, 2020. Top Class Actions will continue to provide updates as we learn more. It is not known at this time how quickly claims will be paid. Keep checking back and let us know when you receive a check in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
Nissan Sentra-Versa CVT Litigation Settlement Administrator
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P.O. Box 43180
Providence, RI 02940-3180
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