Nissan CVT Defect Class Action Settlement

Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 Variable Transmission CVT Defect Class Action Settlement

Nissan Rogue model years 2014-18, Nissan Pathfinder model years 2015-18 and Infiniti QX60 model years 2015-2018 vehicles allegedly contain one or more design and/or manufacturing defects that can cause their continuously variable transmission to malfunction (the CVT Defect).

As first reported by LegalScoops, the CVT Defect has caused numerous delays in vehicles’ response time and ability to accelerate, merge or pass another vehicle. With the increasing number of owners reporting a significant delay in their vehicles’ response, this is becoming more than just an annoyance for some drivers.

CVT Transmission Problems

The driver will often report that their engine is revving while they depress the gas pedal, but there’s little to no increase in speed. While Nissan owners have reported a wide range of issues with their vehicle, from stalls and jerky movements to transmission failure; some common themes include lurching or shudders when driving at higher speeds on hilly roads.

Nissan Models Affected

According to publicly available data, the total number of Class Vehicles sold is approximately 2.1 million vehicles. The following Nissan models are affected by this defect:

Status of the CVT Transmission Class Action Litigation

Stringer et al. v. Nissan of North America, Inc. et al., Case No. 3:21-cv-00099, was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on February 5, 2021, and has been consolidated with four other actions. A Consolidated Amended Complaint was filed on July 15, 2021.

This Complaint was filed by plaintiffs on behalf of a class of owners and lessees of certain 2014-18 Model Year Nissan Rogue and 2015-18 Model Year Pathfinder or Infiniti QX60 vehicles.

The Stringer lawsuit was recently settled. Owners will soon have the option of participating in that settlement or bringing your own claim and “opting out” of that settlement or the litigation.

CVT Transmission Class Action Settlement Details

Under the proposed settlement, Nissan will have to pay reimbursements for certain repairs, or offer a new vehicle limited warranty extension of 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever happens first.

Additionally Nissan will provide $1,000 vouchers for qualified Class Members that can be used towards the purchase of a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle, plus attorneys’ fees and administrative costs that will be paid separately by Nissan.

If that settlement is finally approved, all class members that do not submit a timely and valid written request for exclusion from the Settlement Class will be bound by the Releases in the Settlement Agreement and other terms and conditions set forth herein and all proceedings, orders and judgments in that lawsuit.

Class Members may exclude themselves from the Settlement or object to the Settlement, but they may not do both.

What Action Nissan Owners Need to Take

As the Court recently granted preliminary approval of the settlement, Nissan owners will receive a notice of the proposed settlement in the next month, likely by no later than early to mid-January 2022 as notice is being mailed by December 22, 2021.

If you do not receive a notice by then, you should visit the Stringer v. Nissan settlement website to get information on how to confirm if you were sent the settlement notice. You will then need to elect whether to participate in the settlement or opt out of the settlement. The notice of this settlement will list your deadlines to take action.

This deadline will likely be in early March 2022.

If you decide you want to bring your own claim, you can do so now and opt out when you receive notice.  Or the class will be defined as those people who have not filed lawsuits or settled their claims and you will be automatically opted out of the settlement.

Visit the Official Settlement Website

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Last Updated on March 23, 2022

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    Thomas J. MartinDecember 27, 2021

    my 2014 Nissan Rogue does have some hesitation when accelerating at times.

    1. Christopher
      ChristopherDecember 28, 2021

      Thanks for adding your voice Thomas.

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    Stoddard H HardwickDecember 28, 2021

    I have a 2016 Rogue SV with 62,000 miles and about 6 months ago as It was approaching 60,000, I did notice some slowness in acceleration. I only use Exxon gas and do treat for ethanol and fuel line cleaner. If cut rate gas is being used and gas treatment is not being added, this will probably be considered in a diagnostic of the car. A little known info about cut rate gas is that it does not contain the additives that a name brand does to help keep fuel lines and injectors clean, thus making it cheaper.

    1. Christopher
      ChristopherDecember 28, 2021

      Thanks for adding your voice Stoddard.

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      JamesDecember 31, 2021

      Fuel additives have nothing to do with the CVT. Wrong thread maybe?…

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    MARGARET BOURASSADecember 28, 2021

    I recently replaced my transmission in my 2016 Nissan Rogue, it had 87,000 miles on it. Nissan corporation did give me 2800 dollars toward it. prior to this vehicle purchase I owned a Nissan versa and the transmission needed to be replaced at 80,000. The dealership I purchased the Versa from did pay a small portion of the transmission replacement. I am pretty sure I will never buy another Nissan again. Time for them to rethink the CVT.

    Thank You,
    Margaret Bourassa

    1. Christopher
      ChristopherDecember 28, 2021

      Thanks for adding your voice Margaret.

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    Robert BricekJanuary 3, 2022

    My 2014 rogue has almost 60 thousand miles and also has hesitated many times.

    1. Christopher
      ChristopherJanuary 7, 2022

      Thanks for adding your voice Robert.

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    Margie J. DouthaedJanuary 8, 2022

    I had a 2015 Rogue which I brought new it would hesitate sometimes I would have it have the gas peddle down to the floor and I would have no speed.

    1. Christopher
      ChristopherJanuary 8, 2022

      Thanks for adding your voice to this post Margie.

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    awilda torresJanuary 11, 2022

    I just replaced the transmission in my nissan rogue l willing that l get reimbursed, didn’t have a happy Christmas, had to spend all this money to replace,n rent a car, for a whole week!

    1. Christopher
      ChristopherJanuary 12, 2022

      Thanks for adding your voice to this post. If Nissan has you on file as an owner of this vehicle, you should receive a letter with next steps.

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    Marybel Soto OcasioFebruary 8, 2022

    Tengo una Rogue el Claim#10441362101-394207 que debo hacer?

    1. Christopher
      ChristopherFebruary 8, 2022
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    Lidia salinasMarch 3, 2022

    Yo tengo una nissan rogué que lo compre cuando tenia 95 mil millas poniendo todos mis ahorros y ahora me sale con que cuando aselero no responde tiene mucha lentitud y digo ahora donde queda mi esfuerzo si tray un defecto de fabrica boy aquedar sin carro porque ya paso de las millas que tenia la garantía es trizte que vendan algo que no sirve me parese injusto

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    EkaMarch 15, 2022

    I have the 2017 qx60 it was jerking and stalling and acting very crazy on me about 3 months ago

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    Cindy VJune 2, 2022

    I filed a claim as I had to have the transmission replaced. Does anyone know when they will begin to payout the claims?


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