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 #3 Faulty Nissan Vehicles
- Nissan Rogue – Engine issues, CVT transmission, automatic emergency braking
- Nissan Altima – Timing chain defects, CVT transmission, automatic emergency braking
- Nissan Pathfinder – Engine issues, CVT transmission, automatic emergency braking
Some of these vehicles have been included in class action lawsuits for their issues, with some already reaching settlement. However, we have also seen similar issues in Nissan Sentra, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano and other popular Nissan vehicle models. Keep in mind that common problems with Nissan vehicles aren’t limited to issues in prominent class action lawsuits.
If the recurring problem is making your vehicle unsafe to drive, consult with a California lemon law attorney about your situation. No consumer should be saddled with a defective or unsafe vehicle.
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 California 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 affect the vehicle’s use, safety or value. The number considered “reasonable” will depend on the nature of the vehicle problem. If you’d like to know whether you’ve had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers may be eligible to receive the following rewards:
- ◦ Cash compensation (cash and keep)
- ◦ A vehicle replacement (substantially identical vehicle)
- ◦ A full refund for your vehicle (a lemon law buyback)
If you file a lemon law claim against an auto manufacturer and win, the auto manufacturer has to pay your attorney’s fees and costs (we only get paid if you win). Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon owner may be eligible to receive up to three times the vehicle’s initial purchase price… and then some, if the auto manufacturer is on the hook for additional penalties.
However, do not wait too long before consulting with a lemon law firm about your case. The California Lemon Law allows you to file a lemon law claim for up to four years from the point when your vehicle defect first emerged.
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 Vehicles, Common Problems and Consumer Rights
Common Nissan lemon symptoms such as jerking, shuddering and transmission failure have appeared in various class action lawsuits. For example, Nissan has faced a number of class action lawsuits that allege its continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) to be defective. In the past few decades, Nissan faced CVT-related class action suits for 2013–2016 Altima, 2013–2014 Juke and 2013–2017 Sentra vehicles. One such lawsuit filed in 2017 alleged that Nissan knew about the defect CVTs for about 10 years prior to the complaint.
Though many of these have reached settlement, we have found that defects such severe juddering, stalling, vibrating, slipping failure to accelerate, sudden stops and transmission failure have appeared in the following vehicles:
- ◦ 2018–2019 Nissan Sentra
- ◦ 2017–2021 Nissan Altima
- ◦ 2016–2021 Nissan Maxima
- ◦ 2015–2021 Nissan Murano
- ◦ 2019–2021 Nissan Pathfinder
- ◦ 2015–2017 Nissan Quest
- ◦ 2019–2021 Nissan Rogue
- ◦ 2018–2019 Nissan Versa
More recently, Nissan came under legal fire because its automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems are defective and make vehicles unsafe to drive. These AEB systems use radars and sensors to detect objects, and if a crash seems imminent, the AEB systems automatically trigger the brakes.
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.
We have found recurring problems with the AEB systems in the following Nissan vehicles:
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Rogue
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Pathfinder
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Murano
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Altima
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Maxima
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Armada
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Leaf
- ◦ 2017–Present Nissan Sentra
- ◦ 2018–Present Nissan Kicks
- ◦ 2018–Present Nissan Versa
Thus far, safety regulators said that the failures of Nissan’s AEB systems were associated with 14 crashes and five injuries.
A class action lawsuit alleges that 9-speed automatic transmissions installed in 2020–2021 Nissan Titan and Nissan Frontier trucks experience recurring problems such as hesitation, vehicle jerking, lurching and shifting problems. As a result, these truck drivers are at an increased risk of getting rear ended.
Knight Law Group has received numerous reports of the following vehicles experiencing recurring problems with their 9-speed transmissions:
- ◦ 2020–Present Nissan Titan
- ◦ 2020–Present Nissan Frontier
If you have a 2015 or newer Nissan vehicle with recurring safety problems, contact our lemon law attorneys for a free consultation.
Our Lemon Law 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’s lemon law attorneys have represented thousands of clients in cases against major auto manufacturers and obtained record settlements. Our lemon law services come at no charge to you. Initial consultations are free, and our lemon law attorneys only get paid if you win.
Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2015–Present vehicle models only.
However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states. To learn more about the California Lemon Law and your legal rights, visit our California Lemon Law Guide for more information.