Nissan Timing Chain Class Action Settlement

Settlement terms have been agreed to in Falco v. Nissan North America, a class action lawsuit that alleged that the timing chains in certain Nissan vehicles would fail prematurely.  If you own one of the following vehicles, you may be entitled to partial reimbursement: 

  • 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
  • 2004-2009 Nissan Quest
  • 2004-2006 Nissan Altima (VQ35 engine)
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Xterra
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Frontier (VQ40 engine)

Under the settlement, affected owners and lessees are entitled to partial reimbursement for money spent in connection with the diagnosis of, repair to, or replacement of the primary or secondary timing chain systems or components. Alternatively, those owners and lessees may receive a voucher to be used toward the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle.

If a complaint/repair was made between 60,000 miles and 80,000 miles, Nissan will provide reimbursement of 80 percent of the first $900 of repair costs paid, or a voucher in the amount of $1,500.

If a complaint/repair was made between 80,001 and 100,000 miles, Nissan will provide reimbursement of 50 percent of the first $900 of the repair costs paid, or provide a voucher for $1,000.

If a repair was made between  100,001 and 120,000 miles, Nissan will reimburse 20 percent of the first $900 of the repair costs, or provide a voucher in the amount of $500.

If a complaint/ repair was made after 120,000 miles at the time of repair is not entitled to reimbursement. 

Class members will be notified by mail and more information can be had here