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Nissan Altima Dim Headlight Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Nissan North America, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that certain of its 2013-2018 Altima vehicles have defective low-beam headlights where the reflective surface delaminates, resulting in the headlights being too dim.

Docket Number:

3:21-cv-00393-WLC-AN

Company: Nissan North America, Inc.

Filing Deadline: April 25, 2022

Objection Deadline: November 22, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: November 22, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: December 20, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a Notice, you do not have to do anything to get the extended warranty. If you are asking for reimbursement, you must provide documentation of your out-of-pocket costs. Note that the settlement covers headlamps but not bulbs. If you want a one-time out-of-warranty replacement, you must fill out an Out-of-Warranty Claim Form.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a resident of the US or its territories, including Puerto Rico, and you bought or leased a Nissan Altima that was made with halogen headlamps. All 2013-2018 Nissan Altimas were made with halogen headlamps EXCEPT FOR the following vehicles, which were made with Xenon or LED headlamps:
- 2013-2018 3.5L SL
- 2017 3.5L SR
- 2016-2017 2.5L SR with LED Appearance package
- 2016-2018 2.5L SR with Tech package
- 2017 2.5L SR Midnight Edition

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) Warranty extension for the headlamp assemblies for 36 months. (2) Reimbursement for previous replacement of headlamps done up to October 25, 2021. Up to the full amount if done at an authorized Nissan dealer; up to $1,200 for parts and labor if done at a non-Nissan facility; and cost of parts and shipping if done by the owner/lessee. (3) Reimbursement within extended warranty before Effective Date in this settlement; must be done through an authorized Nissan dealer after October 25, 2021. (4) One-time replacement for vehicles already outside the extended warranty; must be done by an authorized Nissan dealer. For details and time limitations, see the Notice at http://www.altimaheadlightsettlement.com/media/3515068/niz_not_web_210802.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP

Claim Form: Nissan Altima Dim Headlight Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Rafael Suarez, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc.

Settlement Website: Nissan Altima Dim Headlight Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

KCC Class Action Services LLC
Suarez v. Nissan Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43250
Providence, RI 02940-3250
855-786-0996

Tags: Defective Automobile, Headlights or Tail Lights