Nissan Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’ve brought your purchased or leased Nissan in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Nissan lemon law attorney about your case for free.
The experienced trial attorneys at Wirtz Law will protect your Lemon Law rights and pursue your claim at no cost to you. Our proven success record speaks for itself.
At Wirtz Law APC, our experienced trial teams are dedicated to fighting for our clients and getting maximum damages, including civil penalties. Over the past 7 years, Wirtz Law APC has recovered more than 33,700,000 for consumers like you.
If you’ve had to bring your Nissan in for repair two times or more for any of the following concerns, you may have a lemon. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Nissan lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.
The engine is the heart of the vehicle. A car can’t drive without a properly working engine.
Common symptoms of engine failures include:
- Engine Control Module (ECM) warning lights on the dash
- Check engine lights
- No start, excessive cranking
- Lack of acceleration
- Loss of power
- Stalling (most often when attempting to shift gear)
- Oil leaks
The transmission or gearbox ensures that the correct amount of power reaches your wheels to drive at a given speed. The transmission ensures that the gear ratio between the engine and drive wheels adjusts to accommodate the desired speed of the car.
Common symptoms of transmission failures include:
- Whining and clunking
- Burning smell
- Lack of response, hesitation,
- Lunging, or jerking
- Noisy in neutral
- Leaking fluid
- Premature clutch replacements
Engine Cooling System Failure
A car’s engine cooling system is responsible for keeping the engine cool while it works to prevent overheating. The system does so by sending a liquid coolant through hoses and passages in the engine. As the coolant flows through these hoses and passages, it picks up and removes heat from the engine. The water pump has the job of keeping the coolant moving through the system, and the radiator re-cools the liquid so it can again be circulated through the passages in the motor. Nissan vehicles are commonly reported to have defective water pumps and coolant leaks throughout the cooling system.
Common symptoms of engine cooling system failure include:
- Overheating, especially on city roads or “stop-and-go” traffic
- Metallic smell coming from the engine compartment
- Coolant leaks
- Steam or smoke emanating from the engine compartment
Timing Chain Defect
The timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft within internal combustion engines. Misalignment of the chain can cause premature wear or engine failure. Nissan vehicles are gaining a reputation for early problems in the timing chain system, including issues with the chain tensioners, guides, and shoes. Some have suggested that a manufacturing defect created timing chains with sharper edges that rapidly saw through their guides.
Common symptoms of a bad timing belt include:
- Ticking noises from the engine
- Oil leaking from the front of the motor
- Harsh idle
Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems Defect
Many Nissans are equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking systems (AEB). The system is a safety feature designed to detect when a vehicle collision is imminent. The system applies the brakes much faster than a human can react, thus decreasing the likelihood and/or severity of a collision.
While these systems are designed to make roads safer, they are only effective if they function properly. The AEB system in many Nissan cars has been known to stop vehicles suddenly when no collision was imminent, which can be dangerous.
Emissions System Malfunctions
The exhaust system is made up of many parts: manifolds, oxygen sensors, catalytic converters, resonators, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and tailpipes. The exhaust system controls noise, directs fumes away from passengers, improves performance and fuel consumption, and is one of the most heavily regulated systems in vehicles today. California and Federal emissions warranties even require extended coverage of many emissions system components, even if a car’s basic warranties have expired.
Common symptoms of exhaust system failures include:
- Loud hissing sounds from the exhaust
- The smell of raw gasoline
- Decrease in power
- Lack of acceleration
- Loss of fuel efficiency
- Detached, hanging, or dragging exhaust pipe
*Note that your Nissan may still be a lemon even if the issue is not listed above. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON today to describe your unique issues and get a free case evaluation.
Is My Nissan a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your Nissan is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Nissan Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- Nissan 350Z
- Nissan 370Z
- Nissan Altima
- Nissan Armada
- Nissan Atlas
- Nissan Frontier
- Nissan Juke
- Nissan Kicks
- Nissan Leaf
- Nissan Maxima
- Nissan Murano
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Nissan Rogue
- Nissan Sentra
- Nissan Skyline GTR
- Nissan Titan
- Nissan Versa
- Nissan X-Trail
- Nissan Xterra
*Note that your Nissan may still be a lemon even if not listed above
Notable Nissan Recalls
Passenger Frontal Airbag May Explode on Many Nissan Models (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No.20V008000)
- In September 2018, Nissan recalled over 308,000 of its vehicles due to defective passenger airbag inflators that are prone to exploding.
- According to Nissan, a defect in the airbag inflator may cause the inflator to explode without warning. Inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Unintentional Release of Primary Hood Latch May Lead to Crash (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 20V315000)
- In May 2020, Nissan recalled nearly 2,000,000 vehicles for defective hood latches. Corrosion to the secondary hood latch in the affected vehicles may cause it to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
- According to Nissan, this defect could cause the hood to unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Fuel Tube May Leak or Disconnect in Altima Vehicles May (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 18V922000)
- In December 2018, Nissan recalled nearly 24,000 Altima vehicles for defective fuel system components. The retainer clip connecting the low-pressure duel tube to the fuel pump may not be properly engaged. This can lead the fuel tube to shift and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire.
- A common symptom of this defect is fuel odors emanating from the vehicle when parked.
- According to Nissan, if the fuel tube becomes completely disconnected, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Nissan. Nissan was founded in Japan and is headquartered in Yokohama, and has its American headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. In 2018, Nissan reported it sold 5,816,191 vehicles globally. It is estimated that Nissan brings in $92 billion in annual revenue–that’s $2,918.81 every second!
Nissan’s motto is “innovation that excites.” Unfortunately for many Nissan owners, what they are most excited about is getting rid of their Nissan.
I think I have a lemon. What do I do now?
Under California’s Lemon Law, if you’ve given an automaker a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair your vehicle but the problems persist, your car might qualify for repurchase or replacement. Big automakers like Nissan often try to muddy the water and re-define the analysis of Lemon Law qualification to their benefit – which is why consumers should never fight the big automakers alone! Generally speaking, as few as two (2) repair opportunities can be enough for your car to qualify. Don’t rely on Nissan’s evaluation of your repair history, contact the professionals at Wirtz Law today.
How Wirtz Law Can Help
Over the past 7 years, Wirtz Law has recovered more than 33,700,000 for clients like you. On average, Wirtz Law APC fights for its clients in ten jury trials a year and settles many more cases at all stages of the litigation. We consistently recover more than just a buyback for our clients, recovering both actual damages and civil penalties against the automakers and distributors. We are the firm other lawyers hire when it’s time to go to trial, and consumers hire when they want their case handled right. We are ready to fight for your rights, today!
If you have a lemon, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Nissan lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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