Nissan emissions warranty lawsuit filed in California

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The Nissan PZEV emissions warranty should cover transmission repairs and replacements.

– A Nissan emissions warranty lawsuit alleges Nissan is in violation of California emissions regulations by not repairing or replacing transmissions in Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEVs).

California plaintiff Lux Global Auto Sales has filed the class action lawsuit which includes:

“All persons in the State of California who have owned or leased Group vehicles and paid for repairs and parts relating to defective transmissions that should have been covered by California’s 15-year or 150,000 emissions warranty. miles. “

Nissan’s emissions warranty lawsuit alleges that the automaker is not paying for repairs and replacement of transmissions that should be covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles.

The plaintiff claims that Nissan is required to pay for transmission replacements based on the California Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) emissions warranty.

The emissions guarantee also covered ultra-low-emission vehicles for which Nissan received zero-emission credit from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

According to the emissions warranty lawsuit, owners must pay out of pocket for transmission repairs that should be covered by California’s emissions warranty.

Plaintiff alleges that CARB-determined transmission faults that cause the malfunction indicator light to come on are covered by the California 15-Year, 150,000-Mile Emissions Warranty.

The class action lawsuit also alleges that California regulations state that the malfunction light is not supposed to come on unless the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic system has detected a fault that increases regulated emissions.

Additionally, a fault that would cause the malfunction indicator light to come on would result in the vehicle failing a smog check in California.

Nissan would have saved a lot of money by avoiding warranty repairs by “narrowly defining the parts that should be covered by the California emissions warranty.”

The complainant claims that a Nissan dealer found a fault in a 2014 Nissan Sentra that increased emissions and caused fault codes that should have triggered malfunction indicator lights.

The vehicle would also not have passed a smog check in California, but Nissan did not provide a transmission warranty even though the vehicle was within the 15-year warranty period of 150,000 miles.

Nissan’s emissions warranty lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California: Lux Global Auto Sales, Inc. v Nissan North America, Inc., et al.

The plaintiff is represented by the law firm of Robert L. Starr.

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