Nissan faces a proposed class-action lawsuit over the safety of its 2013-2014 model year Altima vehicles. The lawsuit claims that the vehicles’ transmissions are defective and can cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly.
The lead plaintiff, Christopher Gann, claims a vehicle with the defect can suddenly lose momentum when the driver hits the accelerator. The vehicle’s speed can fall significantly, or the vehicle can stall completely. Moreover, the brake lights do not illuminate in this scenario, making it all the more dangerous.
The lawsuit claims that the defective transmission increases a driver’s risk of losing control of the vehicle and being involved in an accident. Gann claims that Nissan knew about the defect and failed to warn consumers.
Repairing the Defect
Because the vehicles were not recalled for the issue, Gann and other plaintiffs had to pay for the expensive repairs—often upwards of $3,000—themselves. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 261 complaints about the defect in 2013 Altimas and 96 about 2014 Altimas.
“A defect like this is extremely dangerous for drivers and should have been addressed by the automaker,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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