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2022 Nissan CVT Class Action Settlement

2022 Nissan CVT Class Action Settlement

A recent settlement has been reached between Nissan North America and consumers who own certain Nissan models equipped with defective continuously variable transmissions (CVTs). According to the lawsuit, Nissan knowingly sold vehicles with faulty CVT transmissions. As part of the settlement, Nissan has agreed to pay over $277 million to address the claims related to these defective transmissions. The affected Nissan models included in the 2022 settlement are:

  • 2014 – 2018 Nissan Rogue
  • 2015 – 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2015 – 2018 Infiniti QX60

This class-action settlement alleges that these vehicles were equipped with defective transmissions, and Nissan was aware of the CVT problem for several years. Many drivers reported experiencing transmission and other issues, commonly known as lemon issues, as early as 20,000 miles.

In 2020, Nissan settled three separate class-action lawsuits with similar claims against Nissan North America. The settlement covered the following Nissan models:

  • 2012 – 2017 Nissan Versa
  • 2014 – 2017 Nissan Versa Note
  • 2013 – 2017 Nissan Sentra
  • 2013 – 2016 Nissan Altima
  • 2013 – 2017 Nissan Juke

Nissan CVT Problems

If you own or lease a Nissan vehicle and have encountered transmission issues, it’s possible that you may have purchased a lemon. Nissan’s CVT has long been a subject of complaints under lemon law. Compared to other transmissions, continuously variable transmissions are prone to overheating and premature wear. Furthermore, repairing a CVT can be both challenging and expensive, with transmission rebuilds costing anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000 or more.

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Common issues with Nissan CVT transmissions include:

Nissan CVT Class Action Settlement

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs:

Does my Nissan have a CVT transmission?

You can find your vehicle’s transmission type in the owner’s manual or by checking a white card located inside the driver’s side door. This card contains information about the year your vehicle was made, its engine details, transmission, and other specifications.

Is it too late to file a Nissan lemon case?

If you opted out of a class-action settlement in a timely manner and experienced repeated repairs with your Nissan during the warranty period, you may qualify for a lemon law claim.

Our team of Lemon Law Experts can assist you if you opted out of any relevant Nissan class-action settlement within the specific deadline for your year and model.

Should I pursue a Lemon Law case or a class-action settlement?

We recommend opting out of any class-action settlement deadlines and pursuing an individual lemon law case instead. In class-action settlements, a fixed amount of money is divided among all the affected Nissan owners and lessees who did not opt out. This can result in a minimal compensation amount for each individual.

Is my Nissan Rogue, Nissan Pathfinder, or Infiniti QX60 a lemon?

If you have taken your Nissan Rogue, Nissan Pathfinder, or Infiniti QX60 for repeat repairs during the manufacturer’s limited or powertrain warranty, there’s a possibility that your vehicle may be considered a lemon. To determine if your Nissan or Infiniti vehicle qualifies as a lemon, it is best to contact a lemon law attorney for a case evaluation as soon as possible.

Nissan Lemon Law Solutions

If you are included in one or more class-action settlements, we strongly advise opting out before the associated deadline and preserving your right to file an individual lemon law claim.

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If you are unsure about how to opt out or whether your vehicle is affected, the Lemon Law Experts can provide assistance. Instead of sharing a settlement with thousands of people, we recommend pursuing an individual lemon law claim.

If an auto manufacturer agrees to repurchase your vehicle, they are required to reimburse the following:

  • Down payment
  • Monthly payments made (minus a usage fee)
  • Rental car fees
  • Towing fees
  • Auto loan balance
  • Attorney fees/costs

Contact us to see if you are eligible. You may be entitled to a refund or replacement vehicle, or even cash compensation.

If you own or lease a Nissan vehicle with transmission problems or have questions about another vehicle, please let us know. As California’s leading lemon law firm, the Lemon Law Experts have helped numerous consumers across the state recover millions for their lemon vehicles. Act today! You can reach us by phone or email.