If your Nissan has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Nissan may have sold you a lemon.
Knight Law Group can help. We can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Nissan. If you decide to go forward with a lemon law case, we can offer free legal representation and help you get cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback under the California Lemon Law. Lemon law cases for Nissan vehicles are not all the same. However, many Nissan vehicles may have similar problems.
Top 8 Nissan Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty vehicles to the public. Nissan is no exception. Owners of Nissan vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- ◦ Jerking, Shuttering and Shaking While Driving
- ◦ Gearshifts Locking Up
- ◦ Transmission Failure
- ◦ Air Bag Light Turns On
- ◦ Check Engine Light Comes On
- ◦ Loss Of Power
- ◦ Defective Throttle Body
- ◦ Engine Will Not Start
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your Nissan may be a lemon. Learn more about what the lemon law can do for you. If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.
How Does The Lemon Law Protect My Nissan?
Your faulty vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” under the California Lemon Law if it has repeated problems that won’t disappear after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
The California Lemon Law considers vehicle problems to be defects if they negatively impact the vehicles’ use, safety or value. It does not set a number that is considered “reasonable.” If you’d like to know whether you have had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers are eligible for three possible remedies: cash compensation, a replacement vehicle, or a full refund for their vehicle, minus an amount called the “mileage offset.” Monetary compensation usually includes attorneys’ fees and costs.
The statute of limitations is four years from when you first discover a potential defect in your vehicle. If you think your Nissan is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Nissan, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Nissan, Consumer Rights and Lemon Law
Many common symptoms in Nissan lemons appeared in various class action lawsuits. Multiple class action lawsuits filed against Nissan alleged that the continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in 2013–2016 Altima, 2013–2014 Juke and 2013–2017 Sentra vehicles have caused defects such as severe juddering, stalling, vibrating, slipping failure to accelerate, sudden stops and transmission failure. One such lawsuit filed in 2017 alleged that Nissan knew about the defect CVTs for about 10 years prior to the complaint.
More recently, Nissan came under legal fire for allegations of defective automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. These AEB systems use radars and sensors to detect objects in front of the car, and if the AEB systems detect any objects, the car should automatically brake. According to a class action lawsuit filed in 2019, the AEB systems installed in 2017–2019 Nissan vehicles detected nonexistent objects and triggered the brakes, often while the vehicles were on intersections, bridges, railroad tracks and other dangerous environments. Thus far, safety regulators said that the failures of Nissan’s AEB systems were associated with 14 crashes and five injuries. Affected Nissan models include Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Altima, Maxima, Armada, Pathfinder, Leaf and Sentra vehicles.
Our Experience Against Nissan Makes The Difference
If your Nissan has a recurring defect that the dealership could not fix, contact us to learn more about your lemon law rights. Knight Law Group has represented thousands of clients in cases against major automakers and obtained large settlements. Our services come at no charge to you. We only get paid if you win.