2013-2018 Nissan Altima owners who paid to replace their headlamps due to dimming may be able to submit a claim for reimbursement. This settlement pertains to the case Rafael Suarez, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No.3:21-cv-00393-WLC-AN. Claim deadline for this reimbursement is April 25, 2022.
Nissan Altima Headlight Problems
The class action lawsuit alleged that 2013-2018 Nissan Altima’s manufactured with halogen headlamps have a defect that causes an interior reflecting surface of the headlamp to deteriorate.
The deterioration of the interior reflecting surface causes low beam headlights to become dimmer effecting the overall brightness of the projected light. Driving at night with headlights that produce less light they did when brand new is a potential risk to overall drivers safety.
The alleged defect involves the headlamp assembly only, not light bulbs. Light bulbs are not covered by the Settlement.
Nissan Models Affected
All 2013 to 2018 Nissan Altimas were manufactured with halogen headlamps and are included in the settlement. The following Nissan models are affected by this defect:
- 2013 Nissan Altima
- 2014 Nissan Altima
- 2015 Nissan Altima
- 2016 Nissan Altima
- 2017 Nissan Altima
- 2018 Nissan Altima
Nissan Altimas manufactured with Xenon or LED headlamps are not included in this settlement:
- 2013-2015 3.5L SL
- 2017 3.5L SL
- 2016-2018 3.5L SL with Tech package
- 2016-2017 3.5L SR
- 2016-2017 2.5L SR with LED Appearance package
- 2016-2018 2.5L SL with Tech package
- 2017 2.5L SR Midnight Edition
Status of the Nissan Altima Headlight Defect Class Action Litigation
In Rafael Suarez, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No.3:21-cv-00393-WLC-AN, was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. This lawsuit is settled.
Nissan Altima Headlight Class Action Settlement Details
The Settlement Class consists of all United States residents who purchased or leased any model year 2013–2018 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured with halogen headlights.
What Action Nissan Altima Owners Need to Take
The Altima Settlement provides three forms of relief to Class Members:
- Current owners and lessees of Class Vehicles:
Owners will automatically receive a three-year warranty extension of Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty for a total of six (6) years of Warranty coverage for headlamp delamination.
- Class Members whose Extended Warranty coverage is expired as of the effective date of the Settlement:
You will have a six-month window of opportunity to receive a free one-time headlamp replacement for headlamp delamination. You must complete an “Out-of-Warranty Claim Form,” within 65 days of the Effective Date of the settlement, and obtain replacement headlamps within 6 months thereafter from an Authorized Nissan Dealer. The form will be mailed to Class Members within five days of the Effective Date and is also available at: www.AltimaHeadlightSettlement.com.
- All Settlement Class Members who incurred out-of-pocket expenses for headlamp assembly replacements prior to the Notice date, or who are within the extended warranty period and pay for replacements from an Authorized Nissan dealer at any time prior to April 25, 2022:
For qualified repairs performed by an Authorized Nissan Dealer, Class Members can receive reimbursement of all out of pocket expenses. For qualified repairs performed by an independent repair facility, reimbursements are capped at $1,200 per replacement pair. Class Members must submit a Reimbursement Claim Form no later than April 25, 2022, available at www.AltimaHeadlightSettlement.com.
Questions About This Settlement?
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Important Settlement Updates
We have been informed Nissan will be issuing a universal US recall for all 2013-2018 Nissan Altima sedans and 2013 coupes to address the defective headlights. Owners will be receiving a notice in the mail regarding how to go about getting headlight replacements under this recall.
According to KCC, the administrator handling the case, they are in process of reviewing the large volume of reimbursement claims currently. They expect that checks for those with approved claims, will begin going out in early fall of this year.
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