Class action lawsuits allege that numerous Nissan CVT transmission problems exist.
The Nissan CVT transmission failure symptoms include the following: slipping, jerking, lurching and stalling, putting drivers at increased risk of crashes and injuries.
These lawsuits allege that Nissan refused to admit the CVT transmission was defective and tried to disguise the CVT defects with shoddy repairs. Certain lawsuits have since settled, but Nissan continues to put these faulty CVTs in newer models.THINK YOU HAVE A LEMON?
Nissan CVT Transmission FAQ
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CVT TRANSMISSION IS DEFECTIVE?
Your Nissan vehicle may be a lemon if Nissan or its dealerships couldn’t fix the faulty parts within a “reasonable” number of attempts. Common Nissan CVT transmission problems include:
- Delayed Acceleration
- Lurching and Jerking
- Transmission Slipping
- Shaking and Shuddering
- Vehicle Hesitation or Stalling
- Burning Smells
- Coolant/Fluid Leaks
- Transmission Overheating
- Engine Revving
- Strange Shifting Noises
- Premature Transmission Failure
When power or acceleration problems occur in places like stops, freeway ramps, intersections and highways, drivers face a greater risk of getting rear-ended or causing a crash.
These problems may demand a Nissan transmission recall and they ought to be taken seriously.
WHICH VEHICLES STILL HAVE CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS?
Despite settling multiple class action lawsuits, Nissan still equips these vehicles with CVT transmissions:
- 2018–2022 Nissan Sentra
- 2017–2022 Nissan Altima
- 2016–2022 Nissan Maxima
- 2015–2022 Nissan Murano
- 2019–2021 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2015–2017 Nissan Quest
- 2019–2022 Nissan Rogue
- 2018–2012 Nissan Versa
If you have one of the above Nissan vehicles and experience transmission issues that seemingly cannot be fixed, your vehicle may be considered defective.
Nissan CVT transmission problems to this extent may also entitle you to legal compensation or a new vehicle.
HOW HAS NISSAN RESPONDED TO THESE CVT PROBLEMS?
The company has settled multiple Nissan CVT transmission cases. The following vehicles are included in Nissan CVT class action lawsuits that have already reached settlement:
- 2014–2018 Nissan Rogue
- 2015–2018 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2015–2018 Infiniti QX60
- 2013–2017 Nissan Sentra
- 2014–2017 Nissan Versa
- 2013–2016 Nissan Altima
- 2013–2017 Nissan Juke
Lemon Law Help cannot take CVT transmission lemon cases for the vehicles listed above UNLESS you opted out before the opt-out deadline. However, if you have one of the vehicles above and are experiencing issues in a different vehicle component (i.e. engine, electrical system and more), contact us for a free consultation at 877-222-2222.
If you have a 2017 or newer Nissan Altima, a 2018 or newer Nissan Sentra or Versa, or a 2019 or newer Nissan Rogue or Pathfinder, we may still take a lemon case involving Nissan CVT transmission problems.
If you did not opt out of a Nissan CVT transmission lawsuit before the opt-out deadline, you remain automatically included.
However, that does not mean you automatically qualify for settlement rewards. Settlements often place limits on who qualifies for payouts or repairs offered. That is why opting out of class action lawsuits is key to retaining your lemon law rights.
HAS NISSAN FOUND A FIX FOR THE CVT TRANSMISSION?
No. The company allegedly knew about the Nissan CVT transmission problems since 2009. These problems include being prone to overheating, having shorter lifespans than conventional transmissions, and being much harder to repair.
Nissan tried to fix or disguise the CVT transmission juddering problem by:
- Reprogramming the Transmission Control Unit to stop the CVT belt from slipping
- Replacing the assemblies for the Continuously Variable Transmission
- Replacing the transmission’s valve body
According to these lawsuits, none of these solutions worked. Nissan vehicles with CVT transmissions still experience shaking, shuddering, overheating and acceleration problems.
Nissan has since offered extended warranties for many of these vehicles, but has allegedly failed to come clean regarding the vehicle defects.
Additionally, Nissan allegedly denies the existence of CVT transmission problems until after the warranties expire.
Many transmission problems affected Nissan active warranties on consumers’ vehicles, yet consumers had to pay for Nissan transmission repairs out of pocket anyway.
I THINK MY NISSAN TRANSMISSION IS DEFECTIVE. WHAT CAN I DO?
If you suspect that your Nissan CVT transmission is defective, make sure to follow these steps:
- Take your vehicle to the dealership for repairs. Report your concerns to the technician.
- Make sure the concerns you reported (no matter how minor) are written down in the repair order.
- Keep copies of your repair orders. If you lost them, contact the dealership for copies of the repair orders and receipts.
- Gather other documents, such as warranty information for the vehicle.
- Contact a lemon law attorney for a free consultation.
Even if your Nissan doesn’t have a CVT or has issues unrelated to your transmission, you should still follow these steps. If you suspect that your vehicle is defective, you want to establish a paper trail for your lemon law claim.
Sometimes, new class action lawsuits will include your vehicle and its defects. Make sure to opt out of a Nissan CVT transmission lawsuit before the opt-out deadlines. If you’re not sure whether you’re included, you may contact a lemon law firm to consult you on the specifics. Once you opt out, you can proceed with a lemon law claim.
Not everyone with a defective vehicle is included in a class action lawsuit. If you’re not part of a class lawsuit, you may go straight into the lemon law process.