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


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





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

One response 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.

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