WELCOME TO THE ALTIMA CVT SETTLEMENT WEBSITE
SUBMIT A CLAIM BY THE DEADLINE
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Nissan North America, Inc. (“NNA”), regarding the Continuously Variable Transmissions (“CVTs”) in model year 2013–2016 Nissan Altima vehicles. NNA denies it engaged in any wrongdoing. The Court did not rule in favor of either party.
On March 6, 2020, the Court held the Final Fairness Hearing in this case. The Court entered a written Order approving the proposed class action settlement on March 10, 2020. The Order is posted here. The Settlement is not yet effective. This website will be updated with further developments
You may be included in the Settlement if you purchased or leased a 2013 – 2016 Nissan Altima Vehicle equipped with a CVT in the United States or its territories including Puerto Rico (“Class Vehicles”). Persons included in the Settlement are called “Class Members.” This page contains a summary of the key benefits of the Settlement, important dates, and your rights and options. Additional details of the Settlement and your rights and options are included in the Notice.
Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act.
Claims Deadline: (January 30, 2020, or 30 days after a qualifying transmission repair, whichever is later)
Opt-Out/Objection Deadline: (February 7, 2020)
Final Approval Hearing: (March 6, 2020)
The Settlement provides an extension of the Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty on your Class Vehicle’s transmission from 60 months / 60,000 miles to 84 months / 84,000 miles (whichever occurs first) (the “Warranty Extension”).
NNA will reimburse Class Members 100% of the amount they actually paid for parts and labor to an authorized Nissan dealer (or up to $5,000 paid to a non-NNA repair facility) for:
- Qualifying transmission repairs made to their Class Vehicle, if the work was done within the time and mileage limits of the Warranty Extension.
- Qualifying transmission repairs made prior to their Class Vehicle’s odometer exceeding 90,000 or January 30, 2020, whichever occurs first, if they submit appropriate documentation establishing that a Nissan dealer diagnosed and recommended a qualifying transmission repair within the time and mileage limits of the Warranty Extension.
To receive a reimbursement payment, you must complete and submit a claim form on or before January 30, 2020, along with appropriate documentation of the repairs for which you are seeking reimbursement.
Please note that this Settlement is subject to final approval by the court and, if appeals are filed, all such appeals are either dismissed or resolved in favor of approval of the Settlement.
YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
You will be in the Settlement Class, and if the Settlement is approved, you will automatically receive the Warranty Extension; be eligible for a Voucher towards the purchase or lease of a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle for former owners of Class Vehicles, if you qualify; and be covered by an expedited resolution program through Better Business Bureau, Inc., if you believe Nissan does not comply with the warranty extension.
SUBMIT A CLAIM
You do not have to do anything to be included in the Settlement Class, but to be eligible for reimbursement of certain transmission repairs, you must submit a claim form by the deadline. This is the only way you can receive a reimbursement payment under the Settlement. The deadline to submit a Claim Form is January 30, 2020, or within 30 days of the qualifying repair to your vehicle, whichever is later.
OPT OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT
|Ask to get out of the Settlement. You get no Settlement benefits, but keep your right to file your own lawsuit against Nissan. Opt out requests must be postmarked no later than February 7, 2020.
Remain a Class Member and write to the Court with what you do not like about the Settlement. You will remain a Class Member and will still be bound by the Settlement if the Court approves it. Objections to the Settlement must be filed no later than February 7, 2020.
If you want your own attorney to represent you, you must pay for him or her yourself. Your attorney must file a Notice of Appearance by February 7, 2020.
These rights and choices—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in more detail in the Notice, which can be found on the “Class Notice” tab of this website. The Court in charge of this Action has preliminarily approved the Settlement and must decide whether to give final approval to the Settlement. The relief provided to Class Members will be provided only if the Court gives final approval to the Settlement and, if there are any appeals, all such appeals are either dismissed or resolved in favor of approval of the Settlement.