Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
This settlement resolves a class action alleging that the timing chain systems of the following Nissan vehicles have defects:
- 2004-2006 Nissan Altima (VQ35 engine)
- 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
- 2004-2009 Nissan Quest
- 2005-2007 Nissan Frontier (VQ40 engine)
- 2005-2007 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2005-2007 Nissan Xterra
Class members can get a voucher towards purchase of a new Nissan vehicle or partial reimbursement for repairs. Repair reimbursements have different conditions and claim deadlines depending on whether they were done before or after April 2, 2018.Docket Number:
Objection Deadline: June 11, 2018
Exclusion Deadline: June 11, 2018
Final Approval Hearing: July 16, 2018Proof of Purchase:
You must all repairs. For repairs performed after April 2, 2018, you must also submit a repair order from an authorized Nissan dealer stating that the repairs were necessary because of a broken slack guide retention clip, an unseated slack guide, or worn secondary tensioner shoes.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you bought or leased one of the subject vehicles in California or Washington.
A high-frequency buzzing or whining sound that increases in frequency with engine speed might be an indication that repairs are needed to your timing chain system. Timing chain repairs done in connection with an engine replacement or major engine repairs are not included in this settlement.
If your repairs were done before April 2, 2018, you must submit your claim form by July 2, 2018. For repairs done after April 2, 2018, you must (a) submit with your claim a repair order from an authorized Nissan dealer stating that the repairs were necessary because of a broken slack guide retention clip, an unseated slack guide, or worn secondary tensioner shoes, and (b) submit your claim within 90 days of the repair. For other conditions, see the Notice.Typical Settlement Amount:
Benefits include either (a) a voucher for $500, $1,000, or $1,500 towards the purchase of a new Nissan, depending on the age and mileage of your subject vehicle, or (b) partial reimbursement for timing chain system repairs, the percentage to be paid depending on the age and mileage of your vehicle. For more details, see the Notice at https://www.falcovnissan.com/Content/Documents/Notice.pdf.
Total Settlement Amount: UnknownClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Baron & Budd
Capstone Law APC
Strategic Legal Practices APC
Claim Form: Nissan Timing Chain Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Falco, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., et al.
Settlement Website: Nissan Timing Chain Settlement Website
Falco v. Nissan Settlement
Epiq Systems, Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 4230
Portland, OR 97208-4230