Anyone who owns or leases certain Nissan or Infiniti vehicle models and experienced engine knocking noises, engine seizure or engine failure.
What’s Going On?
Drivers of certain Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima, Infiniti QX50 and Infiniti QX55 vehicles have reported problems with the cars’ engines, including noises, fires, vibrations and loss of power. Attorneys are looking into whether the engines are defective—and if a class action lawsuit could be filed against the automaker.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help reimburse owners and lessees for repairs and potentially force Nissan to provide a fix for the engines.
If you own or lease one of the above Nissan or Infiniti models and had problems with the engine, fill out the form on this page to help the investigation.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Nissan in light of complaints about engine problems in certain 2017-2024 Nissan Rogue,Nissan Altima,Infiniti QX50 and Infiniti QX55 vehicles.
Specifically, drivers of these vehicles have reported problems ranging from knocking noises and vibrations to loss of power, fires or complete engine failure. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into nearly 455,000 Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima and Infiniti QX50 vehicles after identifying “elevated” engine failure rates.
Attorneys are now looking to hear from people who own or lease one of the following vehicles and experienced engine knocking noises, engine seizure or engine failure:
2021-2024 Nissan Rogue
2018-2024 Nissan Altima
2017-2024 Infiniti QX50
2021-2024 Infiniti QX55
Fill out the form on this page to get in touch and find out how you may be able to help the investigation.
Safety Investigation into Nissan Altima, Rogue, Infiniti QX50
On December 13, 2023, the NHTSA opened an investigation into certain vehicles equipped with Nissan’s KR15DDT and KR20DDET engines, which include Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima, Infiniti QX50 and QX55 models. The agency said it received reports of engine failure, loss of power, engine knock or noise, or metal chunks and shavings in the cars’ oil pans. After analyzing data from drivers, NHTSA identified “elevated … engine failure rates” in 2021-2023 Nissan Rogues, 2019-2021 Nissan Altimas and 2019-2021 Infiniti QX50s equipped with the automaker’s variable compression engines. Further, the agency reported that Nissan knew about the issue and has attempted to address it with “multiple manufacturing processes changes over time.”
There hasn’t been a recall yet, and the NHTSA noted that it may expand its investigation to include more vehicles if needed.
Drivers Complain About Noises, Fires, Vibrations, Stalling
One driver said their 2021 Nissan Rogue “exploded into flames” without any warning after pulling off the highway.
Consumers have also filed reports with the NHTSA about their vehicles stalling, making knocking and other noises, or completely failing while driving. Below is a sampling of these complaints [sic throughout]:
I was driving on I-5 (nighttime) when the engine suddenly lost all power. I was able to pull over to the shoulder, but it was dangerous. The dash displayed something along the lines of: Engine malfunction power decrease” — 2021 Nissan Rogue complaint, NHTSA.gov
The car just shut down while it was on and I was in it. Luckily I was at a stop. This is the second time it has happened in 6 months. It would be scary if it happened if it happened on the freeway. I do not feel safe driving this vehicle.” — 2021 Nissan Rogue complaint, NHTSA.gov
As I was accelerating to merge onto the toll way from 45 mph to 70 mph, I switched to sports mode and reached almost 74 mph. At that point white smoke started coming from the exhaust and the engine started to severely knock. After a few minutes the check engine, oil and high temperature lights came on, on the dash. The vehicle indicated that I pull over and stopped driving. After towing into the dealership, I was told the engine and turbo system had to be changed. After 2 business days I was informed the engine is on back order and I have been on a loaner for a month as of this report.” — 2023 Nissan Rogue complaint, NHTSA.gov
The contact owns a 2022 Infiniti QX50. The contact stated while driving from a complete stop, the engine made an abnormal knocking sound. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the failure had been recurring intermittently while driving from a complete stop.” — 2022 Infiniti QX50 complaint, NHTSA.gov
How a Class Action Lawsuit Could Help
A class action lawsuit against Nissan could help compensate owners and lessees for engine repairs and replacements and potentially force the automaker to provide a permanent fix for the reported issues.
What You Can Do
Do you own or lease a 2021-2024 Nissan Rogue, 2018-2024 Nissan Altima, 2017-2024 Infiniti QX50 or 2021-2024 Infiniti QX55?
Did you experience a knocking noise from the engine, engine seizure or engine failure?
If so, fill out the form on this page to share your story. After you get in touch, an attorney or legal representative may reach out to you directly to tell you more about how you may be able to help the investigation.