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Berger Montague: Complaint Against Nissan North America Inc. For CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) Defect

CASE NUMBER: 21-CV-2146-L-DEB
PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: Nissan Vehicles with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
CASE STATUS: Pending
COURT: United States District Court southern District of California

In December of 2021, Berger Montague co-counsel filed a complaint against Nissan North America Inc. on behalf of Minerva Martinez (on behalf of all persons in the United States) regarding Nissan vehicles with the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

Certain Nissan vehicles contain a transmission defect that causes sudden, unexpected shaking and violent jerking (commonly referred to as “juddering” or “shuddering”) when drivers attempt to accelerate their vehicles.

This defect also causes the vehicle to lag or delay when the driver tries to accelerate, causing an unsafe, unpredictable acceleration; it exhibits a hard deceleration or “clunk” when drivers either slow down or accelerate at low speeds; it causes complete transmission failure in the middle of roadways, and it suffers catastrophic failure, necessitating replacement.

List of Nissan vehicles with the defective CVT transmission:

  • Rogue Sport: 2017-Present
  • Altima: 2017-2018
  • Sentra: 2018 – Present
  • Versa: 2018 Present
  • Versa Note: 2018 – 2019
  • Pathfinder: 2019-2020
  • Murano: 2014 – Present
  • Maxima: 2016 – Present
  • Quest: 2011 – 2016
  • Infiniti Q60: 2019 – 2020
  • Infiniti QX50/55: 2019 – Present
  • Altima: 2017– Present
  • Kicks: 2018 – Present

Berger Montague is requesting potential plaintiffs to come forward to join the class action. Please request a consultation if you would like to consult with an attorney.

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