2022 Nissan CVT Class Action Settlement
A recent class action settlement has been reached between Nissan North America and consumers with several Nissan models that are equipped with defective continuously variable transmissions (CVTs).
The most recent lawsuit alleged that the Japanese automaker knowingly sold vehicles with defective CVT transmissions. Nissan agreed to pay over $277 million as part of the settlement to resolve certain defective transmissions claims. The following Nissan models are included in the 2022 Nissan CVT settlement:
- 2014 – 2018 Nissan Rogue
- 2015 – 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2015 – 2018 Infiniti QX60
This latest Nissan class-action lawsuit to settle alleges that several vehicles were equipped with defective transmissions and that the automaker knew about the CVT problem for years. Several drivers say that transmission and other lemon issues began appearing in their vehicles in as little 20,000 miles.
In 2020, three separate class-action lawsuits were settled with Nissan North America. The bases for these lawsuits were similar claims, i.e., that the manufacturer knowingly sold vehicles with defective CVT transmission systems.
Class action settlements were reached in all three prior lawsuits, which 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 and have experienced issues involving its transmission system, the manufacturer may have sold you a lemon. Nissan’s problematic CVT has been a top lemon law complaint for years involving a wide range of Nissan models.
In comparison to other transmissions, continuously variable transmissions are apparently prone to overheating and premature wear. It is also both difficult and costly to repair a CVT. Transmission rebuilds can be costly, running anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000 or more.
Common issues involving Nissan CVT transmissions include:
Nissan Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs:
Does my Nissan Have a CVT Transmission?
Your vehicle’s transmission type can be found in the owner’s manual. If you do not have the manual, you may also open your driver’s side door where you can find a white card on the side that has information about the year your vehicle was made, its engine details, transmission and other items.
Is it Too Late to Begin a Nissan Lemon Case?
If you timely opted out of a class action settlement and you have experienced repeat repairs with your Nissan during the warranty period, you may qualify for a lemon law claim.
Our team of Lemon Law Experts may be able to assist you if you timely opted out of any relevant Nissan class action settlement opt out deadline specific to your year and model.
Should I Pursue a Lemon Law Case or a Class Action Settlement?
We suggest that you timely opt out of any class action settlement deadline and pursue an individual lemon law case instead. In class action settlements, a set amount of money is split among everyone who did not opt out, which can be tens of thousands of affected Nissan owners and lessees.
Is my Nissan Rogue, Nissan Pathfinder, or Infiniti QX60 a Lemon?
Your Nissan Rogue, Nissan Pathfinder, or Infiniti QX60 may be a lemon if you have taken it in for repeat repair during the manufacturer limited or powertrain warranty. The best way to find out if your Nissan or Infiniti is a lemon is to contact a lemon law attorney as soon as possible for a case evaluation.
Nissan Lemon Law Solutions
If you are included in one or more class action settlements, we suggest that you opt out before the associated deadline and hold on to your right to file an individual lemon law claim.
If you are not sure how to opt out or if you do not know if your vehicle is affected, the Lemon Law Experts can help you. Instead of splitting a settlement amongst thousands of people, we recommend that you pursue an individual lemon law claim.
If an auto manufacturer agrees to repurchase your vehicle, they are required to reimburse the:
- 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 qualify. You could be eligible to receive a refund or replacement vehicle, or cash compensation.
If you own or lease a Nissan with transmission problems or another vehicle you have questions about, let us know. As California’s premier lemon law firm, the Lemon Law Experts have helped consumers across the state of California recover millions for their lemon vehicles. Act today! You can reach us by either phone or email.