NAUGHTY NISSANS: The Trials and Tribulations of a Defective Transmission
It’s no secret that Nissan has experienced various issues with their transmissions over the years. One of the models that has been most affected by these faulty transmissions has been the Nissan Sentra. If you own or lease a Nissan Sentra, keep reading to learn more about how The Lemon Law Experts can help.
Since our inception, The Lemon Law Experts have helped thousands of Nissan consumers receive refunds and cash compensation for their defective Nissan Sentra cars. A faulty transmission on one of these vehicles can cause an array of issues including, but not limited to difficulty accelerating, slow response time, loud/whining noises, shaking and stuttering, overheating, coolant leaks/failures, and sudden loss of power.
Most of these vehicles contain what is known as a continuously variable transmission (CVT). In a majority of the cases, the CVT is the culprit for the slew of issues that Nissan Sentra consumers are endured through no fault of their own to face. Ironically, the CVT transmission was created with the objective of creating a smooth gear shift experience. However, the result has been the complete opposite, leaving consumers to find themselves constantly in the repair shop issuing complaints to mechanics regarding their transmission systems.
These faulty transmissions have been described in a recent class-action lawsuit as being not only faulty but, “defective in design, materials, and/or workmanship”. According to the plaintiffs, the cars experience problems that cause them to be a danger to their owners on the road. Continuously variable transmissions are used in many Nissan models dating back to the 2012 model years including the widely popular Sentra, the Versa Note, Altima, Rogue, and Murano. Because of all these issues and a mass uproar on the part of consumers, Nissan has extended the manufacturer warranty on some of these vehicles from 5 years / 60,000 miles to 10 years / 120,000 miles.
Fortunately, there are both Federal and State laws that protect the interests of consumers like you. The Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it easier to enforce warranties on goods, including warranties on vehicles. California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, covers all vehicles purchased or leased in California with a warranty. The Song-Beverly Act automatically recognizes warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use for vehicles sold in California. Our Lemon Law Experts include some of California’s most skilled attorneys who are committed to fighting on your behalf to help you obtain the justice you deserve.
If you own or lease a Nissan Sentra, the Versa Note, Altima, Rogue, and Murano, and you have experienced issues with your transmission, contact the Lemon Law Experts of Consumer Law Experts today. We provide individualized service and have represented thousands of consumers with their breach of warranty / lemon law claims. Protect your rights and your investment with a consultation by calling 1-877-885-5366. We look forward to hearing from you.