Welcome to the Nissan Timing Chain Settlement Website

This Settlement resolves a lawsuit about Nissan’s obligations, if any, related to the timing chain systems in the 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima, 2004-2009 Nissan Quest, 2004-2006 Nissan Altima (equipped with a VQ35 engine), 2005-2007 Nissan Pathfinder, 2005-2007 Nissan Xterra, or 2005-2007 Nissan Frontier (equipped with a VQ40 engine) ("Class Vehicles").

If you paid for, or have to pay for in the future, costs to diagnose and/or repair your timing chain system, you may be entitled to partial reimbursement of those costs or a voucher towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle, if you meet the requirements of the Settlement.

You are a Settlement Class Member and part of the Settlement if you purchased or leased a Class Vehicle in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, North Carolina, or Texas.

Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Claims Deadline: August 18, 2020*

Opt-Out/Objection Deadline: July 28, 2020

 Final Approval Hearing: August 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

BENEFITS OF THIS SETTLEMENT

The Settlement provides, at the option of the Settlement Class Member, either partial reimbursement or a voucher towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle, if you paid or pay to diagnose, repair, and/or replace the primary or secondary timing chain systems or components in a Class Vehicle after the factory warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, has expired but before the vehicle has accumulated more than 120,000 miles.

a) For repairs made after the powertrain coverage under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired (5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first) but at fewer than 80,001 miles, you may elect (a) for Nissan to reimburse 80% of the first $900 of the cost actually paid, or (b) a voucher in the amount of $1,500 towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle.

b) For repairs made when the vehicle has more than 80,000 miles but fewer than 100,001 miles, you may elect (a) for Nissan to reimburse 50% of the first $900 of the cost actually paid, or (b) a voucher in the amount of $1,000 towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle.

c) For repairs made when the vehicle has more than 100,000 miles but not more than 120,000 miles, you may elect (a) for Nissan to reimburse 20% of the first $900 of the cost actually paid, or (b) a voucher in the amount of $500 towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle.

 

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES IN THIS SETTLEMENT

 

DEADLINE:

 

DO NOTHING

If you do nothing (do not submit a Claim Form) you will still be a part of the class settlement, you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement and cannot bring a lawsuit against Nissan for the same claims at issue in this lawsuit.

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SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

If you have already paid for the cost to diagnose and/or repair your timing chain system, you must file a claim to be eligible to receive a payment or other settlement benefits from Nissan. The Claim Form is enclosed with the Notice. If you have to pay to repair your timing chain system in the future and the mileage on your car is 120,000 miles or less, you will be able to submit a claim at that time.  

Submit Claim Form By:
August 18, 2020*

 

OPT OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT

 

You may get out of the Settlement and keep your right to sue Nissan, if you want. However, you will not be entitled to receive the settlement benefits. The procedures for getting out of the Settlement are listed in the Notice.

Mail Your Opt-Out Request Postmarked By:
July 28, 2020

 
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

You may remain a Settlement Class Member and object to any aspect of the Settlement so long as you follow the objection requirements outlined in the Notice.

Objection Filed By:
July 28, 2020

 
* All Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked by the applicable deadline, depending on the date of the Qualifying Repair for which you seek partial reimbursement or a Voucher. If the Qualifying Repair is performed on or before May 20, 2020, your Claim Form must be submitted online or postmarked by August 18, 2020. If the Qualifying Repair is performed after May 20, 2020, your Claim Form must be submitted online or postmarked within ninety (90) days of: (i) the Qualifying Repair or (ii) the date of Final Approval of this class action settlement, whichever is later.

These rights and choices—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in more detail in the Notice, which can be found on the “Class Notice” tab of this website. No Settlement benefits will be distributed until the Court approves the Settlement and it becomes final.