Nissan | Defective CVT transmissions: green light for APA collective action

A class action by the Association pour la protection des automobileistes (APA) against Nissan Canada was accepted last week in the Superior Court of Quebec in connection with failures of continuously variable transmissions (CVT).

The APA believes that Nissan Canada should extend its warranty on these problematic transmissions to 10 years or 200,000 km and compensate owners who have experienced a decline in the value of their vehicle when it is resold or who have been forced to do so. discard. The current warranty is limited to 5 years / 100,000 km.

“The judge concluded that, if proven, the facts alleged by the APA could eventually meet the requirements established by the Supreme Court of Canada to open the door to punitive damages,” said the president of the APA , George Iny, in an article he wrote in the magazine Protect yourself.

No less than 12 vehicles are affected by this collective action. As of June 2020, the APA had received 400 complaints related to the failure of the Japanese brand’s CVT transmissions. Expensive, their replacement requires an average outlay of $ 3,700, according to the organization.

List of models targeted by the collective action

Altima 2010 to 2018
Cube 2010 to 2013
Juke 2011 to 2017
Maxima 2010 to 2019
Murano 2010 to 2019
NV 200 2013 to 2017
Pathfinder 2013 to 2019
Qashqai 2017
Quest 2011 to 2014
Rogue 2010 to 2018
Sentra 2010 to 2019
Versa and Versa Note 2010 to 2019

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