Top Class Actions report receiving checks from two automotive class action settlements — a Nissan Altima CVT class action settlement and a Nissan transmission class action settlement.
Top Class Actions viewers have reported relieving Nissan Altima settlement checks worth as much as $1,100.
Those who received settlement checks included all U.S. residents who are a current or former owner or lessee of the model year 2013 through 2016 Nissan Altima with a continuously variable transmission (also called a CVT).
According to consumers, Nissan should have offered consumers a repair for the problem. However, customers claimed that instead, the company passed off the costs to drivers by requiring owners and lessees to pay out-of-pocket to repair the problem. Allegedly, these repairs could cost thousands of dollars. They say that consumers were financially injured — they explain that Nissan advertised that the car was free of defects, but sold them a defective car.
Nissan denied the claims brought forward in the Nissan Altima CVT class action settlement but agreed to settle the consumer claims in the interest of avoiding the continued costs and risks of litigation. Nissan agreed to pay a $1,000 voucher that can be used towards a new Nissan or Infinity, and agree to extend the warranty on allegedly affected vehicles.
The Nissan Altima CVT Class Action Lawsuit is 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.
In the Nissan transmission class action settlement, Top Class Actions viewers are receiving checks worth as much as $5,000.
Class Members include those Nissan owners and lessees of 2013 to 2017 Nissan Sentra, 2014 to 2017 Nissan Versa Note, or a 2012 to 2017 Nissan Versa vehicles with a continuously variable transmission.
Drivers claimed that these vehicles possessed defective transmissions that can cause the vehicles to shake or jerk while driving. Allegedly, this can put drivers and others at risk for a collision, as they attempt to deal with the problem.
Nissan denied any wrongdoing but agreed to settle with consumers in the interest of ending litigation and not incurring possibly more costs. Nissan agreed to provide expense reimbursement to eligible drivers and to offer a warranty extension for allegedly affected vehicles so that they could receive warranty coverage for the Nissan transmission defect issue.
Our readers have reported receiving checks worth up to $5,000 from this Nissan transmission settlement.