Class Eligibility

You are a Settlement Class Member and part of the settlement if you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2001-2004 model year Nissan Pathfinder with VQ35 engine or a 2002-2005 model year Nissan Altima or Sentra with QR25 engine who purchased or leased the vehicle in California.

Excluded from the Settlement Class are: (1) Nissan, any entity or division in which Nissan has a controlling interest, its/their legal representatives, officers, directors, assigns and successors; (2) any judge to whom this case is assigned and the judge’s clerks and any member of the judge’s immediate family; (3) anyone with a claim for personal injury based on a loose or detached power valve screw in a Class Vehicle; (4) owners of vehicles covered by Nissan’s Voluntary Service Campaign for certain 2004 and 2005 model year Altimas and certain 2004 model year Sentras; and (5) current or former owners or lessees of Class Vehicles who paid out-of-pocket for Repaired Engine Damage after the vehicle had reached 12 years in service or 120,000 miles, whichever occurred first.

Estimated Amount

Up to $3000

There are many scenarios for this settlement. In certain instances you could be reimbursed for repairs and damages

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

Fox, et al. v. Nissan North America Inc.,
Case No. CGC-09-490470
Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco

Case Summary

Plaintiffs allege that the engines in the Class Vehicles were assembled with power valve screws that are not secure, are prone to loosen and detach, may cause the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (or Check Engine Light) to illuminate and may cause unstable engine idling or power loss. They also allege detachment of the screw can result in engine failure and is a risk to personal safety. The Plaintiffs brought claims against Nissan for fraudulent concealment and violation of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law. They sought various injunctive remedies and damages.

Nissan has and continues to strongly deny all of Plaintiffs’ claims including the assertion that detached power valve screws provide any risk to personal safety, denies all allegations of wrongdoing, fault, liability or damage of any kind to Plaintiffs of the Settlement Class (as defined below), and believes that this litigation is without merit. However, both parties have agreed to settle

Settlement Pool

N/A

Deadline

6/7/2017

Contact


Nissan Power Valve Screw Reimbursement Claims Headquarters
c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC)
P.O. Box 43440
Providence, RI 02940-3440
1-855-306-9707

29 responses to “Nissan Power Valve Screw Class Action Settlement (California Only)”

  1. James Lewis says:

    I read and don’t see it but if you don’t ask you never know. I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima that had appeared to have a valve issue knocking every now and then and had to replace the engine close to 1OOK….i have all the engine replacement documentation if by chance I fall under that..

    ADMIN – Hi James,

    The Nissan Maxima is not part of this settlement.

  2. Jane Garcia (Cameron Garcia) says:

    To Whom It May Concern
    I received a claim form for my husband who passed away 2013 How could I submit the claim form and how am I going to fill in? I tried calling the phone # but I did not have a chance to talk to a representative. kindly give me a reply Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Jane,

    Try contacting class counsel. Ruben Honik (215) 278-4449

  3. adrian says:

    How about the 2003 infiniti with the same vq35 engine?

    ADMIN – Hi Adrian,

    It does not look like the Infiniti is part of the settlement.

  4. Arturo Monroy Alvarado says:

    I send my old address 11786 cool water st adelanto c.a 92301-4560 please dont send anything to this addres send it to my New address .sent all the information at 2222mountain ave san Bernardino c.a zip 92404 apt#37 to Arturo Monroy Alvarado

    ADMIN – Hi Arturo,

    Please contact the admin directly. Leaving your info on this comment section will not help.

  5. carmen franco says:

    My 2005 nissan sentra. Always had problems. It slowly lost power and then stopped
    Spent over 30000 trying to fix engine.

  6. Mamie Cephas says:

    I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue, does this car fall under this suit

    ADMIN – Hi Mamie,

    You are a Settlement Class Member and part of the settlement if you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2001-2004 model year Nissan Pathfinder with VQ35 engine or a 2002-2005 model year Nissan Altima or Sentra with QR25 engine who purchased or leased the vehicle in California.

  7. TERRIE PROPPS says:

    I have A nissan murano 03 and i had A nissan pathfinder 04 2yrs ago and both of my cars had engin problems head jobs can i file A law suit with nissan

    ADMIN – Hi Terrie,

    Per the terms of the settlement your Murano is not part of this. Your Pathfinding has some potential if it has a VQ35 engine, it had a power valve screw problem and you reside in California.

  8. Rosana Connell says:

    I have a 2005 altima i live in long lsland n.y had to put motor, transmission, just been a money pit.not to mention all 4 door handles snaped off. Can i be a part of this action

    ADMIN – Hi Rosana,

    Please refer to the section that describes who is a class member.

  9. felicia says:

    Hello, I didn’t lease my car in California but they were both used in the state of california. I am also a resident here. I had a nissan sentra and nissan altima within this time frame. They both had issues. Can I still file?

    ADMIN – Hi Felicia,

    The terms read as follows:”purchased or leased the vehicle in California”.

  10. Daniel Picazo says:

    I received my form on my 2003 nissan pathfinder I purchased I sent my claim in I haven’t received anything as to my claim received will I be notified?or should I call someone to confirm?

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    I encourage you to contact the class action administrator.

  11. Victor Diaz says:

    Im am.a.ex path owner filled out paperwork would like to.kmow that I qualified for this settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Victor,

    You are a Settlement Class Member and part of the settlement if you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2001-2004 model year Nissan Pathfinder with VQ35 engine or a 2002-2005 model year Nissan Altima or Sentra with QR25 engine who purchased or leased the vehicle in California.

  12. linda gonzalez says:

    Hi I am currently an owner of a nissan altima 2005.

  13. Sheila Baker says:

    I am a former owner of Nissan.

    ADMIN – Hi Sheila,

    Per the terms of the settlement former owners of specific Nissan vehicles listed in the class eligibility section may apply for this settlement.

  14. roel estrella says:

    hi im roel owner of nissan 2004 sentra 1.8 s and nissan altima 2005 asking if i’m qualified for this settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Roel,

    You are a Settlement Class Member and part of the settlement if you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2001-2004 model year Nissan Pathfinder with VQ35 engine or a 2002-2005 model year Nissan Altima or Sentra with QR25 engine who purchased or leased the vehicle in California.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Who has paper work on a car that you no longer own? Then I guess u just out of the money?

    ADMIN – Hi Stephanie,

    Have you checked with the dealership?

  16. Carolyn Smith says:

    I no longer own my Nissan Altima 2003 – and don’t have documents for proof of purchase. I traded the Nissan on a new car purchase in 2015. Do I still qualified for this claim. Please reply

    ADMIN – Hi Carolyn,

    Do you have evidence that you can secure through Nissan proving that your car had this specific failure?

  17. Reyna K Zavala says:

    I received notice of the class act and submitted proof of invoice from my mechanic of when my engine was replaced 8 years ago on my 2003 Nissan Altima. I just received a notice stating that they need further documentation saying that it was the loose screw. My mechanic already confirmed it with me but it was never detailed in the invoice. How do I submit something else that would prove the cause of the repair. This happened 8 years ago. We have no written old invoices only an E filed copy in auto shops system showing only the replacement and work done. I have called the admin phone number and the operator was no help and I have sent emails to admin@nissanpvs.com and they get rejected cause it’s an invalid email address. What to do now? Any suggestions? Who do I contact?

    ADMIN – Hi Reyna,

    Why don’t you contact class counsel?

  18. Richard Sheridan says:

    I have a 2005 altima and I just had to get my motor changed because my Mackinac. Said it had something to do whith the intake and said the motor was no good no more so it cost me $2088.75 to get it swapt out if like to no if mine is a recall

  19. Richard Sheridan says:

    I don’t get a reply

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    Then consider contacting class counsel of Nissan customer service.

    • Richard Sheridan says:

      You csnt tell me if mine is s reacall

      ADMIN – Hi Richard,

      You are a Settlement Class Member and part of the settlement if you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2001-2004 model year Nissan Pathfinder with VQ35 engine or a 2002-2005 model year Nissan Altima or Sentra with QR25 engine who purchased or leased the vehicle in California.

    • Richard sheridan says:

      Can u tell me if im in the class for the recall

      ADMIN – Hi Richard,

      You are in the class if you meet the terms set forth under class eligibility.

  20. PETER TSACHPINIS says:

    Dear Sir of Madam
    I am and have been looking for the repair bill, but the business in question was sold and later went out of business. I will continue to look for it, but what can I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Peter,

    Without proof of damages there is very little you can do.

  21. Alex Perez says:

    I sent my paperwork through mail for my 2005 nissan Sentra about a month ago and still haven’t gotten anything back in my mail. How long does it take for a repsonse?

    ADMIN – Hi Alex,

    The deadline was just recently, give them at least a few months.

  22. Monique Davis says:

    I have a 2005 Nissan Altima, and have spent a total of $4,000, replacing the engine and engine repairs, the business that replaced my engine no longer exists, and I misplaced by repair bill, I am still trying to locate it, I think Nissan is being very unfair not reimbursing the owners who cannot provide information on a car that is 12 years old, Owners should be notified who the Counsel is for this case along with contact information to address the Court about this matter, it seems Nissan do not want to accept full responsibility on selling lemons!

    ADMIN – Hi Monique,

    When it comes to car repairs it is always wise to keep a folder with your receipts.

  23. Jose amaya says:

    Send the form before the date indicated, but I have not received any notice about the case, I have two days calling, and only says to try later, what should I do? Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Jose,

    Consider reaching out to class counsel.

  24. Daniel Lawrence says:

    I provided documents and completed my application online. a month later I got a letter in the mail asking for the documents I uploaded online to the website to be mailed. The phone number provided does not allow individuals to speak to a live representative to resolve issues or answer questions.

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    Consider escalating to class counsel.

    • Daniel Lawrence says:

      How do I escalate to class counsel?

      ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

      Every long notice for a class action settlement includes a section that discloses the names and contact information of the attorneys handling the case. In order to find the long notice you can click on the link to the settlement and look in the menu for the section called documents. Once you are in that section look for the document titled long notice. Open the document and scroll down until you find the question that reads Who is representing me in this case?.

  25. Veronica Navarro says:

    My name is Veronica Navarro, I am in Class Action Suit, would really like to know the status… THank You.

    ADMIN – Hi Veronica,

    Contact 1-855-306-9707

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