The deadline to file a claim was Jan 30, 2020.*
According to Top Class Actions in an update to three Nissan CVT lawsuits from 2019 it looks like certain deadlines have successfully passed and settlement orders are being carried out including the reimbursement of thousands of dollars in repairs many Nissan owners had to initially spend out of pocket to repair themselves.Embed from Getty Images
In 2019, three separate lawsuits were filed on behalf of owners/lessees of certain year Nissan Sentras, Versas, Altimas, and Jukes with CVT transmissions. Nissan settled instead of admitting, on record, their CVTs where trash.
Here’s the list of affected Nissans.
- MY 2012-2017 Versa Sedan (N17)
- MY 2014-2017 Versa Note (E12)
- MY 2013-2017 Sentra (B17)
- MY 2013-2016 Altima (L33)
- MY 2013-2017 Juke (F15)
This settlement agreement meant class action lawsuit members got an extra two years/ 24,000 miles on their existing power train warranties, reimbursed for repairs made after their original warranty expired (up to $4,750,) and/or a $1,000 voucher on a new Nissan.
This is the first time I’ve heard about this lawsuit. If I have a Nissan within the above years, can I still submit a claim if I already paid for CVT repairs after my original warranty ended?
Short answer is no.
All owners or lessees of the above Nissans with CVTs should’ve received notices in the mail around early-November 2019 with the opportunity to submit a claim for repairs reimbursement within 90 days (deadline of Jan 30, 2020) or opt out of the class action lawsuit if you wanted to sue Nissan on your own terms.
*If, however, you somehow just recently received a re-mailed settlement because the original mailed settlement was returned and a search brought up your current address, you technically have 90 days after you received THAT mailed settlement to file a claim.
Rare, but a possibility.
Good news. If you didn’t opt out by choice or never received your letter because of a technicality, you’re automatically a member of the class-action lawsuit.
If this is the first time you heard about this class action lawsuit and have one of the Nissans listed above, while you can’t file a claim, you automatically are a member of the class action lawsuit. This means you still get
- An additional two years/24,000 miles warranty extension effective May 21, 2020.
- An optional $1,000 voucher on a new Nissan only if you’ve had (2) replacements/repairs on your Nissan with bad CVT. If you’ve received a reimbursement claim, you’re not eligible for this voucher. This voucher offer expires within 9 months of the settlement or on Feb 21, 2021.
Now, if your CVT conks out and your car is within the new 7 year/84,000 mile power train warranty extension, Nissan will cover your repairs.
Alternatively, if you’re a member of this class action lawsuit, if your Nissan warranty is older than 7 years or you’ve racked up over 84,000 miles and your CVT fails, you’re officially out of luck, must pay out of pocket to repair your CVT and, per the terms of this lawsuit, can’t sue Nissan.
How can I find out more details about these lawsuits, and who can I contact to ask questions?
Each lawsuit has its own website with a list of details and frequently asked questions.
According to the lawsuit website’s FAQ, if you have questions
“If you have additional questions regarding the Notice or the Settlement, or if you did not receive Notice in the mail and believe that you may be a member of the Settlement Class, you should contact the Settlement Administrator by visiting this website (nothing linked?) or calling 1-855-222-6841 for more information, or you may communicate directly with Class Counsel by contacting the attorneys listed in FAQ 18.“
Alternatively, according to Top Class Actions, you can shoot an e-mail to