A class action lawsuit was filed against Nissan North America alleging the automobile manufacturer failed to warn consumers that certain Nissan Altima cars were equipped with rust-prone floorboards that would deteriorate to the point that the driver and passenger could see through to the ground underneath. The class action lawsuit claims 2002-2006 Nissan Altima cars contain floorboards that cannot withstand the normal wear and tear of driving and exposure to the elements, and deteriorate to the point that holes open up within the floorboards. The class plaintiffs allege that because Nissan refuses to recognize the defect or cover the cost of repair, many owners are faced with repair bills costing several thousand dollars.
The class action lawsuit was filed in Illinois federal court on behalf of a proposed Class of all Illinois consumers who purchased or leased 2002-2006 Altima vehicles. According to claim, hundreds of Altima drivers have filed reports to Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that they did not feel safe driving their cars.
Altima cars account for a significant portion of Nissan’s sales, according to the Nissan class action lawsuit, and the company regularly represents the car as their “top safety pick” of their line of vehicles. As with most cars, the Nissan Altima features factory-equipped floorboards made of metal and covered by on the inside of the car cabin by carpet.
The Nissan class action lawsuit alleges the car company is aware of the defect, but still refuses to cover the cost of repairs for the defective floorboards. Altima drivers are then forced to pay for replacement floorboards on their own. Additionally, Nissan does not guarantee that the replacement floorboards will not also suffer from the same deterioration defect.
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