Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Lawsuit

January 27, 2015 Last Updated on September 18, 2017

Important Information

This lawsuit has settled. Scroll down to learn more about the settlement and find out if you're covered.

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Anyone who owns/owned or leases/leased a 2013-2014 model year Nissan Pathfinder or a 2013-2014 Infiniti JX35/QX60 vehicle equipped with the FK-*k2 CVT (continuously variable transmission).
What's Going On?
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that the continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinders and Infiniti JX35/QX60 vehicles are dangerous and defective. Drivers have reported that their vehicles started to shake, which some described as “shudder” or “judder,” when accelerating from full stops or slower speeds (e.g., 15 to 40 mph), posing a serious risk of accidents or injuries when merging into traffic or onto the freeway.
Was the Class Action Successful?
Yes! Nissan has agreed settle the lawsuit, meaning you might be able to benefit from the settlement.
What Could I Get from the Settlement?
If you currently own or lease an affected vehicle, Nissan will extend the warranty on your transmission by 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you are a former owner whose vehicle had two or more CVT replacements or repairs to the transmission assembly, torque converter and/or valve body, you may be eligible for special pricing on a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle purchased or leased before March 15, 2018.
How Do I Participate in the Settlement?
You don’t need to do anything to claim the extended warranty on your transmission. It will automatically be applied if your vehicle was covered by the lawsuit. If you qualify for the special VPP Pricing on a new vehicle, you should have received a notice in the mail. If you didn’t receive a notice and believe you qualify, or if you want more information about the case, check out the settlement website.
Got Any More Good News?
Always! If you want to see what other settlements you might qualify for, visit our settlements page.