Nissan, Drivers Reach Deal In Timing-Chain Defect Suit

Law360, New York (December 4, 2017, 1:40 PM EST) -- Nissan North America Inc. agreed Friday in California federal court to partially reimburse drivers who claimed the automaker concealed a defectively designed timing chain tensioning system, allocating costs to repair the component or offering a voucher toward the purchase of a new car.

The deal would end more than five years of litigation alleging a defect with an engine component, the timing chain, in certain Nissan vehicles causes the component’s protective surfaces to degrade and could result in “catastrophic engine failure” while the vehicles are in...
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