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Nissan Altima owners have secured reimbursements, an extended warranty, or a $1,000 voucher under a recent class action settlement.

Class Members include U.S. residents who leased or purchased a model year 2013 through 2016 Nissan Altima equipped with a continuously variable transmission. Class Members include both current and former owners and lessees.

According to the Nissan Altima CVT class action lawsuit, certain models of Nissan Altimas suffered from a defect that caused their transmissions to fail prematurely. The plaintiffs say the result was shuddering, unexpected power surges, hesitation, stalling, and noises.

The affected Nissan Altimas were equipped with continuous variable automatic transmissions, also known as CVT. The complaint alleged that, instead of offering a fix for the defective transmission, Nissan required Altima owners and lessees to pay thousands to repair the problem.

As a result, alleged the Nissan Altima CVT class action lawsuit, those who purchased or leased the defective vehicles did not get what they paid for.



The automaker refused to admit any wrongdoing, but agreed to settle the Nissan Altima CVT class action lawsuit to avoid the expense and risk of further litigation.

Under the terms of the settlement, Nissan agreed to extend the warranty on Altimas with the affected CVTs, by 24 months or 24,000 miles; however, Class Members with vehicles that are either more than 84 months old or that have more than 84,000 miles are not eligible for the extended warranty.

In addition, Class Members can claim reimbursement for transmission repairs they had to make out-of-pocket or a $1,000 voucher towards the purchase of a new Nissan or Infinity.

Claim Forms are not required for Class Members seeking the warranty extension. Class Members claiming reimbursement for repairs must complete a Claim Form. Class Members seeking a voucher must go to a Nissan or Infinity dealer and present their name and identification within nine months of the effective date of the Nissan Altima CVT class action settlement.

The deadline to file a claim in the Nissan Altima CVT class action settlement is Jan. 30, 2020. The deadline for Class Members to object to or opt-out of the settlement is Feb. 7, 2020.



Who’s Eligible

Class Members include “all current and former owners and lessees who purchased or leased Class Vehicles in the United States and its territories including Puerto Rico.”

Class Vehicles include “2013-2016 model year Nissan Altima vehicles equipped with a CVT.”

Potential Award

Varies.

  • Extension of the terms of the Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty for either 24 months or up to 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
  • Reimbursement for transmission assembly repairs related to the alleged defect.
  • Class Members who owned or leased vehicles that required two or more repairs or replacements can receive a $1,000 voucher toward the purchase of a Nissan or Infinity.
  • Class Members with vehicles that are more than 84 months old or with more than 84,000 miles are not eligible for the extended warranty but they can claim reimbursement for expenses related to transmission repairs.
Proof of Purchase

No proof of purchase required for the warranty extension.



Claims for reimbursement must include proof of repairs or replacements, including receipts, invoices, or billing statements.

Claims for the voucher must be made at an authorized Nissan or Infinity dealership and Class Members must present government issued identification.

Claim Form

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

Case Name

Gann, et al. v. Nissan North America Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-00966, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Final Hearing

3/6/2020

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Nissan Altima CVT Litigation Settlement Administrator
c/o KCC Class Action Services LLC
P.O. Box 43506
Providence, RI 02940-3506
1-855-582-3001

Class Counsel

Timothy G. Blood
BLOOD HURST & O’REARDON LLP

Erich P. Schork
Ben Barnow
BARNOW AND ASSOCIATES PC

Danielle L. Manning
Marc L. Godino
GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP

Mark S. Greenstone
GREENSTONE LAW APC

Kevin Sharp
SANFORD HEISLER SHARP LLP

Defense Counsel

E. Paul Cauley, Jr.
S. Vance Wittie
Bradley J. Andreozzi
DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP

Michael R. Pennington
BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP

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35 Comments

  • Deborah Britt December 10, 2019

    Our Altima’s transmission went out 2 years ago. There was no warranty, nothing to help us pay over 4,000. I hope that Nissan takes care of this issue and reimburses us for more than just $1,000

  • Stephanie Palmer December 9, 2019

    I have a 2015 Nissan Altima. It has a smell of coming from under the hood but dont know exactly what it is. My friend said it smells like the transmission.

  • Audra L Williams December 4, 2019

    My 2016 Altima makes sounds and jerks sometimes it drages/hesitates when the transmission is switching gears. What should I do? It has 48,800 miles! I cannot afford to break down or pay for a new transmission..

  • Carol A Jones November 29, 2019

    Does this apply only to the first transmission, or also to replaced transmissions?

  • Juan A. Vargas Cordero November 27, 2019

    Im a 2013 Nissan Altima owner, my Nissan has 37,000 miles, the transmission oil was changed at 30,000 as the maintenance instruction. The transmiision performance is
    normal as now. What I shoud do in order to Nissan guaranty to cover any damage to
    transmission?

    • Elton Smith December 3, 2019

      I am having problems with my 2013 Nissan Altima Transmission right now, It is just a matter of time
      before it goes out. What do we need to do? This transmission have been a problem from day one
      of the purchase of this vehicle

  • Dorothy E Ruffin November 23, 2019

    My 2013 Nissan Altima has started to have a little burning smell to it & I’ve NEVER had any trouble out of my car, have been very pleased with it myself but I’m wondering, not knowing what’s causing this but will it be covered under the 2 year warranty.

  • Andrei Dauzhuk Dauzhuk November 21, 2019

    I am having problem with my Altima 2013, sometimes the gearbox doesn’t turn on, car rattles and shakes while driving, and et the end of the trip it stinks of a burn. Tell me what i need to do if i have not repaired the car? Can I now to demand repair at the expense of Nissan, or first must repair for my money, and then demand a refund?

    • Andrei November 22, 2019

      ADDING: And why is the Nissan dealer say that my Nissan Altima 2013s 2.5 sedan does not fit the settlement and warranty is not extended?

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