Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class if you purchased or leased one of the vehicles listed below while in California or Washington State:
  • 2004-2006 Nissan Altima (VQ35 engine)
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Frontier (VQ40 engine)
  • 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2004-2009 Nissan Quest
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Xterra

Estimated Amount

Varies The Settlement provides, at the option of the Settlement Class Member, either partial reimbursement or a voucher towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle, if you paid or pay to diagnose, repair, and/or replace the primary or secondary timing chain systems or components in a Class Vehicle after the factory warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, has expired but before the vehicle has accumulated more than 120,000 miles.
  • For repairs made after the powertrain coverage under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired (5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first) but at fewer than 80,001 miles, you may elect (a) for Nissan to reimburse 80% of the first $900 of the cost actually paid, or (b) a voucher in the amount of $1,500 towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle.
  • For repairs made when the vehicle has more than 80,000 miles but fewer than 100,001 miles, you may elect (a) for Nissan to reimburse 50% of the first $900 of the cost actually paid, or (b) a voucher in the amount of $1,000 towards the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle.
  • For repairs made when the vehicle has more than 100,000 miles but not more than 120,000 miles, you may elect (a) for Nissan to reimburse 20% of the first $900 of the cost actually paid, or (b) a voucher in the amount of $500 towards the purchase of a new vehicle.
Proof of Purchase
Case Name
Falco, et al. v. Nissan North America Inc., et al., Case No. 2:13-cv-00686-DDP-MANx, District Court for the Central District of California
Case Summary
Plaintiffs contend that the Class Vehicles contain a timing chain defect. The Plaintiffs brought claims against Nissan for breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, unjust enrichment, fraudulent concealment, and violation of various state consumer protection statutes. They also sought various injunctive remedies and damages.
Settlement Pool
Falco v. Nissan Settlement Epiq, Claims Administrator P.O. Box 4230 Portland, OR 97208-4230 1-844-763-6373

12 responses to “Nissan Timing Chain Class Action Settlement (California & Washington Only”

  1. Janice Darrow says:

    I bought a used 2007 Nissan Pathfinder and this alarms me, is this something I need to have checked by a mechanic? My car has 160,000 miles. I’m concerned by the future impact, I would rather have the defect repaired than to wait and watch it fall apart.

    ADMIN – Hi Janice,

    You can do as you see fit. You would of course have to incur the payment associated to the inspection.

  2. Viola Eaton says:

    I was screwed on a 1998, which I still have.
    I TOLD Nissan I was being taken on this…please, go back to 1998.

    ADMIN – Hi Viola,

    Your particular year is not included in the class.

    • Delia Arroyo-Rodriguez says:

      I too had a problem with my 98 Altima timing chain!!! I had just finish paying it off when it happened!!!!!!!!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I am really curious as to why aren’t all states/areas not included in this settlement. I am actually going through this headache on my 2007 Quest (85k mil).

    ADMIN – Hi Vanessa,

    Because the laws protecting consumers are different in each state.

  4. Daria Giannoules says:

    I live in Texas and have a 2013 Altima and my timing chain broke a few months ago. It hit the engine and put 4 little holes in it. The engine plus another engine cooling sensor I believe it was and the cost came to $4,000 to fix it. I still have not found a way to get the money and in the very near end will probably just have to “give it up” to the finance company. This has also cost me over $2,000 in rental cars to get back and for to work, and kids to school.

    This should include ALL states, no question.

    ADMIN – Hi Daria,

    If you believe you have a case specific to your state I encourage you to get a hold of a class action attorney.

  5. Alicia says:

    I have a 2009 Nissan Sentra (164,000 miles) with the same problem of the timing chain. I have not been able to drive the car since March 2018 as the car just stopped in the middle of the Washington DC beltway – very scary situation and dangerous. I hope Nissan will consider assisting me with the cost of repairs for the defective timing chain. (Maryland resident)

    ADMIN – Hi Alicia,
    It would be best to reach out to a class action attorney in your area.

  6. Ted says:

    2007 Sentra with 150,000 shouldn’t have a snapped timing chain. i’m in Cali and don’t see sentras listed? any help?

    ADMIN – Hi Ted,

    If you believe there is the potential for a class action lawsuit please locate a class action attorney in your area and have them evaluate your situation/

  7. Lucina Day says:

    I bought a used Pathfinder 2007 a couple of months ago. Just last week I received the settlement notice from the previous owner to my address, and it’s past the deadline to file. I knew the car had problems because I could hear the noise but didn’t have money to take it to the dealer. Is it still possible to be included in the claim and get reimbursed to get the car fixed? Thank you!
    Lucina Day

    ADMIN – Hi Lucina,

    Once the deadline has passed you no longer have much in the way of recourse.

  8. Kurt says:

    No one as far as I can learn has received a dime. My claim was submitted within the necessary time frame, with all the needed receipts; and nothing??????? Nissan did agree to pay qualified claimants. So Falcon vs Nissan, where are the monies???? I’m going to find out by contacting the Superior court of California. I suggest anyone who filed on time, with the proper receipts, do the same.

  9. LAZARO MONZON says:

    Nissan Quest 2005 is a bad car! The timing chain has been changed twice now, and the car has the timing chain broken one more time. With THIS third fixing, the car has cost me $2,000.00 between pieces and labor. This car is awful.

  10. Lester Crum says:

    I would like to have the web site address to file a claim for the Nissan timing chain class action. I have received a claim form by mail. Do I have to complete the form and send a scanned copy by means of the web site? I did not find a place on the web site listed in the “Notice Of Proposed Settlement”, to do that.
    I appreciate your assistance.
    Lester Crum

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Sorry, Lester. If you read the post carefully, you’ll see that the date of the claims deadline for this settlement has long passed (July 2018). That’s why you can no longer access the claims link. Cheers.