COULD ONGOING PROBLEMS WITH YOUR 2019-2024 NISSAN MEAN IT’S A LEMON?
If you’ve been back to the Nissan dealer many times for repairs to your newer model 2017-2021 Nissan, you could be driving a Nissan lemon. State and federal lemon laws protect consumer’s rights when dealing with a Nissan vehicle that has multiple issues that remain unresolved even after repeated repair attempts. These issues can involve the engine, brakes, air conditioning system, electrical problems and many other problems.
Contact our Georgia lemon law attorneys for a free, no obligation consultation today or complete the form for a free Nissan Lemon Law case review. You could be entitled to a refund, cash back, or a different vehicle. You may even be able to get rid of that Nissan lemon once and for all!
What Are Examples of Nissan Problems and Complaints?
There are many Nissan models that have known issues and recalls. Nissan will issue what is know as a Technical Service Bulletin(TSB) for a vehicle and provide these to the dealer so that common problems and complaints can be addressed. These TSB’s do not always fix the problem
Some owners of the Nissan vehicles listed below are experiencing many problems, please review for your vehicle and contact our lemon lawyer for a free consultation if your vehicle continues to exhibit problems and issues even after multiple repair attempts.
- 2018 Nissan Leaf battery problems – Defective Forward Collision Avoidance System, Electrical System issues.
- 2019-2021 Nissan Rogue transmission problems – the car makes noises including howling and whining sounds when under heavy acceleration. One owner alleges on CarComplaints.com; “Nissan knows about the problem but is waiting for the transmission to die rather than repair my car. In the meantime, I’m stuck driving an unreliable car since I have to factor “being stranded” into my trips. I’m currently under warranty, but others with Rogues who have had the same problem had their transmissions die at around 40K. My car is a lease so they are gambling that the transmission will die when the car is no longer under warranty. I’m driving a car that is unsafe for me and/or anyone else near me on the road. When my transmission slips, my car moves very slowly, much to the chagrin of other drivers.”
Owners of 2020 Nissan Rogue vehicles have complained about the newer CVT transmissions. The reported list of complaints is:
- Poor CVT Response
- Full Transmission Failure
- Loss of Acceleration
- Vibrations & Stalling
- Surging and Jerking
- Not Shifting
- Engine Dies While Driving
- Fuel System Defects
- Idling Low
- Noise During Turns
- Shifter Locking Up
- Warning Lights Turning On
- Sensors on Air Bags
- 2019 Nissan Rogue electrical problems – Forward Collision Avoidance system failure, faulty steering system, Electronic Stability Control.
- 2019 Nissan Rogue Brake Problems – Faulty ABS system. According to one 2019 Nissan Rogue SL owner “Automatic braking stopped the car for unknown reason. No cars or other obstacles in front of car. Traveling on city street near intersection going under an underpass. Speed about 35 mph. Time was about 4:30 PM with sun low in sky and shadows in underpass. Mileage on car was about 4,900 miles.”
- 2019 Nissan Altima Brake Problems – Backup Camera Malfunction & Emergency Braking Malfunction. One owner reported to the NHTSA: The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the collision avoidance system would randomly activate and reduce the vehicle’s speed. The failure occurred although no objects were present nearby. The cause of the failures were not determined. Also, while driving at a speed of approximately 35 MPH and depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle slowed before the braking system malfunctioned. This caused the vehicle not to stop and it crashed into the rear of a truck. No injuries were reported. The failure mileage was 16,000.
- 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Problems – Torque Converter Clutch failure, car slow or unable to accelerate, transmission slips, vehicle shakes during acceleration. The airbags are not deploying properly in some vehicles
- 2020 Nissan Rogue CVT problems and complaints – Problems and complaints with the 2020 model include loud engine noise, CVT’s also know as continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) are alleged to be jerking, lurching forward and there could be delayed acceleration.
FAQ’s About Nissan Lemon Law
- What constitutes a lemon under Nissan Lemon Law? A Nissan vehicle might be considered a lemon if it has a significant defect that affects its use, value, or safety, and this defect cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts. The definition of a “reasonable number of attempts” varies by state law, but it often refers to at least three attempts to repair the same defect within a certain period or mileage, or if the vehicle is out of service for a total of a certain number of days for repairs.
- How long do I have to file a Nissan Lemon Law claim? The timeframe to file a lemon law claim also varies by state. Generally, you must file a claim within a certain period after your vehicle’s delivery (usually one to two years) or before surpassing a certain mileage (usually 12,000 to 24,000 miles). It’s crucial to check your state’s specific lemon law statutes for the exact time limits.
- Can I file a claim for a used Nissan? Some states’ lemon laws cover used vehicles, but the coverage might be more limited compared to new vehicles. The eligibility criteria for used vehicles often depend on the vehicle’s age, mileage, and whether it’s still under the original manufacturer’s warranty. Some states only cover vehicles that are still under a certain mileage or age limit.
- What if my Nissan is out of warranty? Lemon law protection, both state and federal, typically applies to defects that occur while the vehicle is under the manufacturer’s original warranty. If your Nissan is out of warranty, it might not qualify under most lemon laws. However, other consumer protection laws, such as implied warranties or federal warranty laws like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, may still offer some recourse.
- How does arbitration work in Nissan Lemon Law cases? Arbitration is a process where an independent third party reviews the case and makes a decision. Many states require or encourage arbitration before a lemon law claim can proceed to court. Nissan, like many manufacturers, may offer an arbitration process through their own program or a third-party provider. The arbitration process is generally less formal and faster than going to court, and it can provide a binding resolution.
- What should I do if Nissan denies my lemon law claim? If Nissan or a dealer denies your lemon law claim, you can consider several steps:
- Review your state’s lemon law and ensure all requirements have been met, including repair attempts and documentation.
- Seek arbitration if you haven’t already, as it may resolve the dispute without going to court.
- Consult with an attorney specializing in lemon law cases. An experienced lawyer can provide legal advice, represent you in arbitration, or file a lawsuit on your behalf.
It’s important to keep detailed records of all repairs, communications, and attempts to resolve the issue with Nissan or the dealership, as this documentation can be crucial in pursuing a lemon law claim.
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If you would like to check for Nissan Problems and recalls due to these problems, you can visit the National Highway & Traffic Safety Administration recalls page.
If you have one or more recalls for your Nissan, this may or may not impact your lemon law claim. Each case is different, keep a copy of all repair orders and a lemon law attorney will review the warranty, repairs and timeline to evaluate the potential for a Nissan lemon law claim.
The Nissan Motor Company was established in Japan in 1933. Nissan’s first production factory in the United States opened in Smyrna Tennessee in 1983.
Other vehicles with problems and issues include: