Today, Reuters reported that Nissan North America “agreed to reimburse customers between $20 and $800 each to resolve a lawsuit alleging that defects in certain vehicles caused brakes to fail suddenly, according to court papers.” Fortunately, no deaths have as yet been attributed to these defective Nissan brakes.
According to the Associated Press, “A judge still has to approve the proposed settlement, which was filed on Friday.
The claims come from a 2011 lawsuit that said the brakes on the 2004 to 2008 models of the Nissan Titan, Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 failed suddenly.
Nissan said the settlement will cover about 350,000 vehicles. Both current and previous owners who replaced or repaired the brakes will be able to receive a refund [the amount of which will depend] on how much mileage was on the vehicle.
Former and current owners will receive a notice in the mail explaining how to apply for the refund, Nissan said in the court [filing].”
AutoWorldNews says, “The [court] documents did not specify how much [the company] will end up reimbursing customers altogether [for these defective Nissan brakes]. In addition to the monetary restitution to affected owners, Nissan will cover up to $3.45 million in legal fees and expenses for the plaintiffs’ lawyers.”
If you or someone you know drives a car with questionable or defective Nissan brakes, you too may be entitled to compensation, but unfortunately, no money for personal injuries related to these defective Nissan brakes was set aside in the class-action settlement.
Officially, the case is called “Banks v. Nissan North America, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, No. 11-2022.”