Nissan is a multinational Japanese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Japan. Nissan manufactures vehicles under the Nissan, Datsun, and Infiniti brands. Nissan is one of the largest automakers globally and offers customers a wide range of products ranging from affordable passenger vehicles to luxury vehicles. Unfortunately, not all Nissans live up to their standards. Every year, some customers purchase Nissans that have significant defects, causing them to be lemons.
Is Your Nissan a Lemon? Wirtz Law Can Help
If you purchased or leased a Nissan that has needed two or more repairs, you may have purchased a lemon. Under California lemon law, consumers who purchase lemons are entitled to a replacement vehicle or a buyback from Nissan. Contact the experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law today to schedule your free case evaluation. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients just like you.
Common Nissan Lemon Law Defects
Nissan manufacturers many different models of vehicles with a wide range of common defects. However, some of the most common defects that affect Nissans include the following:
- Hood latch failure resulting in the hood flying open while driving
- Issues with soft and spongy brake pedals that dangerously increase stopping distances
- Malfunctions with Nissan’s automatic emergency brake system
- Problems with corrosive floorboards
- Sunroofs that rattle and explode
- Headlights that are too dim
- Premature clutch replacement
- Transmission failure
- Engine cooling system failure
- Timing chain defect
- Emissions system malfunctions
If you’ve experienced any of the issues listed above or any other issues, you may have purchased a lemon. Your vehicle does not have to have the same defect twice to qualify as a lemon. Many lemons have multiple defects that keep the vehicle in the repair shop. If you suspect that your Nissan is a lemon, one of the best things you can do is contact one of the experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law as soon as possible to schedule a free case evaluation.
Nissan Lemon Law in California
Under California’s lemon law, you are entitled to a vehicle replacement with a similar vehicle or a refund at the manufacturer’s cost if you have purchased a lemon. The lemon law applies to new, leased, and owned vehicles. However, the vehicle must have been repaired under the manufacturer’s warranty or its extended warranty to receive protection under the law. Service contracts, which are sometimes mislabeled as extended warranties do not count under the California lemon law.
The lemon law covers all car makes and models of vehicles sold in California, including the following Nissan models:
- 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
Is My Nissan a Lemon?
To win a lemon law claim, you will need to prove that your vehicle is a lemon. Thankfully, California has one of the most consumer-friendly and progressive lemon laws in the country. As long as your repairs were under warranty and you’ve made a reasonable number of attempts to repair your vehicle, you will likely qualify for compensation.
A reasonable number of repair attempts can mean as few as two repair times. When the defect can not be fixed within a reasonable number of visits to your Nissan dealership, Nissan must replace or buy back your lemon. If these situations apply to your Nissan, you probably have a lemon:
- The Nissan has had two or more repair attempts for the same defect or different defects
- The defect impairs your Nissan’s use, value, or safety
- The defect is not fixed
If your Nissan has been in for a repair that lasted at least 30 days, your vehicle may also qualify as a lemon.
I Think My Nissan Is Defective. What Should I Do Now?
If you suspect that your Nissan is a lemon, you may wonder what steps you should take next. Gather all of your work orders and receipts from all of your repair appointments. We also recommend keeping a record of all of the communication you have with a dealership, including text messages, phone calls, emails, etc. By doing so, you will be able to prove that you have made a reasonable number of attempts to repair the vehicle and that it still hasn’t been fixed. You should also discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible.
Auto makers will frequently try to avoid replacing or refunding a lemon by falsely claiming that the problem has been fixed or that the customer hasn’t made enough repair attempts. Our lemon law attorneys will help you protect your rights by dealing with the dealership and assertively pursuing a buyback or refund. We will handle your case from start to finish, including trial if necessary, and work diligently to obtain the best outcome possible.
Getting a Nissan Buyback or a Replacement
If your Nissan is a lemon, you have options for which type of remedy you would like to pursue under California law. You may want to require Nissan to buy back or repurchase your vehicle. Alternatively, you may want to pursue a replacement vehicle of the same or similar model as your lemon. In addition to these remedies, you may be entitled to recover incidental and consequential damages. If Nissan willfully violated California law, you can get civil penalties up up to twice the amount of your actual damages. Nissan will also pay for your attorneys’ fees and costs.
Contact a Nissan Lemon Law Attorney in California
The attorneys at Wirtz Law have extensive experience fighting for our clients and recovering maximum damages, including civil penalties. We recovered tens of millions of dollars for auto consumers just like you. Contact our skilled Nissan lemon law attorneys today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Nissan lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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