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Nissan Rogues and Pathfinders Transmission Problems Class Action

Certain Nissan vehicles have defective transmissions, this class action alleges. Specifically, the complaint claims, certain Rogue and Pathfinder vehicles, from Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Co., Ltd., have continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) that are defective. The complaint alleges that, instead of fixing the vehicles, Nissan denies that it exists.

The Nationwide Class for this action is all individuals in the US who bought or leased a 2014-2016 Rogue or a

Nationwide Class: All individuals in the United States who purchased or leased a
2014–16 Nissan Rogue or 2015-2016 Nissan Pathfinder equipped with a CVT. Utah and Colorado Subclasses have also been defined for those who bought or leased the vehicles at issue in those states.

One of the plaintiffs in this case, Andrea Eliason, bought her 2016 Nissan Rogue in March 2016. The complaint alleges that she “has often been scared for her own safety and the safety of her family while driving” because “the vehicle frequently jerks unsafely.” She has often pulled over to the side of the road, the complaint claims, hoping that she can stop the jerking by turning the vehicle off and then on again. However, nothing has had any permanent effect on the problem.

According to the complaint, Nissan worked with one of its subsidiaries, Jatco Ltd., to develop the transmissions. Among other things, they were expected to provide “quicker starts and acceleration” and to improve fuel economy.

But the complaint claims the transmissions are defective, causing “delays in acceleration, stalling while driving at speed, jerking, lurching, and ‘juddering.’ The defect also leads to premature and total transmission failure and presents serious safety concerns.”

The complaint points to “voluminous NHTSA complaints” at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. It alleges that Nissan has known about the problems with the transmissions for years and does not have a final fix for them, yet it continues to sell cars equipped with them.

In 2009, Nissan extended the powertrain warranty of certain vehicles to 2008-2010 Rogues and also to Murano, Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, and Cube vehicles.

The complaint states, “In fact, Nissan has previously settled class actions concerning similarly defective CVTs in 2012-2017 model year Versa and 2014-2017 Versa Note vehicles, 2013-2016 Nissan Altimas, 2013-2017 Sentras, and 2013-2014 Pathfinders.”

While Nissan has issued various Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) to address the juddering condition, which the complaint reviews, it says that none of them represent a permanent fix for the defective transmissions. According to the complaint, “Nissan continues to promote Rogues and Pathfinders with what is merely a later iteration of the same defective CVT transmission.”

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Automobile

Most Recent Case Event

Nissan Rogues and Pathfinders Transmission Problems Complaint

March 26, 2021

Certain Nissan vehicles have defective transmissions, this class action alleges. Specifically, the complaint claims, certain Rogue and Pathfinder vehicles, from Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Co., Ltd., have continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) that are defective. The complaint alleges that, instead of fixing the vehicles, Nissan denies that it exists.

Nissan Rogues and Pathfinders Transmission Problems Complaint

Case Event History

Nissan Rogues and Pathfinders Transmission Problems Complaint

March 26, 2021

Certain Nissan vehicles have defective transmissions, this class action alleges. Specifically, the complaint claims, certain Rogue and Pathfinder vehicles, from Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Co., Ltd., have continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) that are defective. The complaint alleges that, instead of fixing the vehicles, Nissan denies that it exists.

Nissan Rogues and Pathfinders Transmission Problems Complaint
Tags: Defective Automobile, Transmission