Posts tagged Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan CVT Class Action Stayed Pending Preliminary Approval

Nissan is pretty well known for its problematic Jatco CVT Transmissions and there are no fewer than four different class actions covering the:

  1. 2011-2017 Nissan Senra

  2. 2011-2017 Nissan Versa

  3. 2011-2017 Nissan Versa Note

  4. 2011-2017 Nissan Juke

Currently, all four class actions are ‘stayed’ pending approval of the proposed Class Action Settlement. A preliminary approval hearing date has not been set yet by the court yet.

Nissan CVT Warranty Extension

Nissan CVT Warranty Extension

If you're in California and you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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215,000 Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles Recalled for Brake Fire Risk

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 215,000 model-year 2015-17 Nissan Murano SUVs, model-year 2016-17 Maxima sedans, model-year 2017-18 Pathfinder SUVs, and model-year 2017 Infiniti QX60 SUVs

The Problem: The antilock brake actuator pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board, which may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: When brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the ABS warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine startup. If this occurs, owners should park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures, and not drive it.

Dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator, replacing it, as necessary, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan, which also manufactures Infiniti vehicles, will begin notifying owners on Oct. 15. Owners can call Nissan at 800-867-7669, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Nissan vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

Another Nissan CVT Class Action filed (Jatco CVT8HT)

I wrote about the issues Nissan was having with their CVT Transmissions in October and the accompanying warranty extension from Nissan. Now, a new Nissan and Infiniti JATCO CVT8HT lawsuit has been filed in Missouri.  

According to the lawsuit, the continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) jerk, hesitate and lack power, making driving a dangerous chore.

Plaintiff Terry Miller says he purchased a new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder in Missouri, but since that time Miller has allegedly had nothing but trouble from the JATCO CVT8HT transmission. Miller alleges that the the transmission hesitates, shudders, jerks, bucks and has no power.

Plaintiff Michael Rose purchased a new 2013 Infiniti JX35 and has had the same transmission problems. The dealer claims they can't verify the problem.  

According to the lawsuit, the JATCO transmissions have "belt slip conditions" caused by transmission chain drive failures to transfer power through the transmissions when accelerating.

Nissan started reprogramming the CVT control modules with updated software, but the lawsuit alleges Nissan still doesn't inform the plaintiffs about the transmission issues.

Nissan issued technical service bulletin (TSB) NTB13-002 titled “VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN / 2013 PATHFINDER TCM REPROGRAM”  to reprogram the transmission control modules to fix the shaking and hesitation problems.  Plaintiffs allege the fix didn't work, which is why Nissan issued another TSB (NTB13-086) titled "2013-2014 ALTIMA V6 SEDAN AND PATHFINDER; JUDDER DURING LIGHT ACCELERATION.”

The plaintiffs claim the transmission problems continue even with multiple service bulletins and repair attempts, proof that Nissan is fully aware of the alleged defects.

The name of the potential class action is Terry Miller and Michael Rose, v. Nissan North America, Inc.  You can reach the firm that filed that here.  

If you're in California and you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

 

 

 

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2013 Nissan Altima CVT problems

Earlier I wrote about the problems that Nissan Pathfinders, Nissan Sentras, and Nissan Versas are having with their CVT transmissions.   Nissan even extended the CVT warranty on earlier models.  

There are an abnormally high amount of complaints regarding the CVT transmission in Nissan Altimas on NHTSA (the government body that, amongst other things, aggregates consumer complaints regarding motor vehicles.).  Here's a breakdown comparison for each model year: 

2012 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima

2014 Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima

Hat tip to NissanCVTFail for the graphics below:  

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If you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan Altima to a dealership for issues above, from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

 

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems

2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinders equipped with a CVT transmission have been known to have issues.  Common complaints typically involve a 'whining noise' emanating from the transmission, loss of power while shifting, jolting and juddering.  That has been typical of all CVT transmissions since they were introduced.  However, many consumers have begun to make complaints regarding the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder as well.  

Nissan has issued the following TSB's to attempt to repair the issue: 

  • NTB15-015h - PATHFINDER, QUEST, MURANO, MAXIMA, ALTIMA V6; CVT JUDDER AND DTC P17F0 OR P17F1 STORED
  • NTB12-103e - CVT / TCM CALIBRATION DATA "WRITE" PROCEDURE
  • NTB15-013d - NISSAN; PROCEDURE TO CLEAN CVT TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLERS
  • NTB17-003 - PATHFINDER, MURANO, AND ROGUE; FLUID LEAK CAUSED BY TRANSFER ASSEMBLY RIGHT SIDE DRIVE SHAFT SEAL
  • NTB16-085 - "ENHANCED DIAGNOSTIC LOGIC FOR CVT

If you have experienced CVT transmission issues with your 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, you may be entitled to a refund, replacement or monetary compensation under the California Lemon Law.  

For a free consultation regarding your rights as a consumer or to see if your vehicle qualifies under lemon law, please call us at 424-299-4447 or visit us at www.valerolaw.com.

 

 

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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

Another Nissan CVT Class Action (Versa)

Nissan has had some issues with their CVT transmissions.  I wrote about the warranty extension that Nissan issued to only some of its CVT owners, as well as a class action regarding the CVT transmission in Nissan Sentras AND a completely different class action that settled regarding the Nissan Pathfinders.  Now, Nissan is facing another class action regarding that same transmission in 2012-2013 Nissan Versas, with the Class Vehicles defined as: 

"...all current and former owners and lessees of 2012 and 2013 Nissan Versas that are equipped with CVTs that allegedly fail within and shortly after the warranties expire."

The class action alleges that the Nissan Versa will fail to accelerate and experience 'complete transmission failure' that consumers will later have to pay out of pocket for, which can cost in the thousands of dollars.  

The Nissan Versa CVT lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Michael Knotts, et. al., v. Nissan North America, Inc.

If you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan Versa to a dealership for issues above, from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

 

Nissan CVT Warranty Extension

Nissan and the issues with it's CVT transmission are pretty well known (See here, here and here).  However, if you do own one of the following Nissan vehicle's equipped with a CVT transmission, the good news is that Nissan issued a warranty extension for your CVT transmission to 10 years or 120,000 miles, which ever comes first. 

  • 2003-2010 Nissan Murano
  • 2008-2010 Nissan Rogue
  • 2009-2010 Nissan Cube
  • 2007-2010 Nissan Sentra
  • 2007-2010 Nissan Versa 1.8SL
  • 2007-2010 Nissan Maxima
  • 2007-2010 Nissan Altima
  • 2007-2010 Nissan Altima Coupe
  • 2007-2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid

You can click here for more information from Nissan's website. (Edit: 4/30/2018 - Nissan has since taken this webpage )

If you're in California and you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

 

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