Nissan Knew It Sold Faulty Transmissions: Class Action

Law360, Washington (January 17, 2012, 8:29 PM EST) -- Nissan North America Inc. was hit with a putative class action in California federal court Thursday alleging the automaker knew of defects in the transmissions of its mid-2000s Altima, Maxima and Quest vehicles but sold them anyway.

Nissan buyer Howard Teba alleges that beginning in 2004, if not earlier, Nissan North America and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. should have known that the vehicles contain one or more design and manufacturing defects that cause premature breakdown, transmission slips, delayed shifts, acceleration surging and mechanical failure.

“Defendants knew...
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