Nissan named in class action lawsuit over premature failure of floorboards in 2002-2006 Nissan Altima automobiles

Nissan Motors

According to the complaint, Nissan sold 2002-2006  Altima’s without disclosing to consumers that Nissan had opted to install floorboards in the vehicles that do not withstand normal exposure to the elements, do not drain properly, and rust to the degree that the floorboards substantially deteriorate and allow visible exposure to the roadway beneath the vehicle (“Defect”).

As a result of the Defect, there has been at least one reported accident with injuries. Hundreds of other drivers have told Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that they feel unsafe driving their Class Vehicles. Because the replacement of the floorboard can cost several thousand dollars, and because Nissan refuses to recognize the existence of the Defect or to cover the full cost of repairs, many owners of Class Vehicles are not in a position to replace the defective floorboard when they discover the problem. Moreover, Nissan provides no assurances that any replacement floorboard will not suffer from the same problems.

Plaintiff brings this proposed class action on behalf of herself and all other Illinois owners of Nissan Altima automobiles for model years 2002-2006 (“Class Vehicles”) alleging that Nissan’s conduct violates Illinois law including the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

 


Jessica H. said
794 days ago
I have an 2006 Nissan Altima SE-R, and this is what our outer passenger floorboard currently have a gaping 19" x 9" hole! As an Nissan owner, I am VERY disappointed and angry that Nissan is not acknowledging these problems!


Photos can be seen on the following site in the comments section of the article.
(http://legalnewsline.com/issues/class-action/255909-class-action-filed-over-allegedly-rusty-floorboards-in-2002-06-nissan-altimas)


Betty H. said
585 days ago
I have a nissan rogue 2011 with Same problem


Charlie O. said
329 days ago
I just sold my Nissan Altima 2002 3.5, in 2007 I was forced to replace the floorboard on my Nissan after running over a dead dear on the freeway. The animal was already dead, and I had no other option to run over it without causing a multi car accident. The frame of the car was not damage or anything else, only the floorboard. Immediately after running over the deer I pulled to the side of freeway expecting to find a lot of damage to my car... From the outside it looked untouched and showed no sign of damage. Inside was a different story. The floorboard in backseat (both sides) was now at seat level. The floorboard was impacted and was pushed inside the cabin, leaving no foot room. I survived the incident with a couple bruises, thankfully I was driving alone. The driver and passenger front seats were impacted due the bolting on the floor. Replacement costs were thousands, with almost a month long rental car costs to add to it.


Charlie O. said
329 days ago
I just sold my Nissan Altima 2002 3.5, in 2007 I was forced to replace the floorboard on my Nissan after running over a dead dear on the freeway. The animal was already dead, and I had no other option to run over it without causing a multi car accident. The frame of the car was not damage or anything else, only the floorboard. Immediately after running over the deer I pulled to the side of freeway expecting to find a lot of damage to my car... From the outside it looked untouched and showed no sign of damage. Inside was a different story. The floorboard in backseat (both sides) was now at seat level. The floorboard was impacted and was pushed inside the cabin, leaving no foot room. I survived the incident with a couple bruises, thankfully I was driving alone. The driver and passenger front seats were impacted due the bolting on the floor. Replacement costs were thousands, with almost a month long rental car costs to add to it.

The auto repairman said he couldn't believe the damage the dead animal caused, and was shocked the rest of the car was not harmed. He told me it must be poorly made.


Charlie O. said
329 days ago
Continue.....
I should also mention I'm from northern California, not Ilinois, not sure how that impacts the case. I would be interested to be a part of it.
The auto repairman was shocked of the damage the dead animal caused, mainly because the rest of the vehicle appeared untouched. I even had the model that had a sportier appearance, included added trim to the cars frame (this was not aftermarket).
It looked only possible if I would have dropped the vehicle from above, since the middle back proration was affected.


Lisa A. said
293 days ago
I own a 2016 Nissan Altima in really good condition except for the floorboards, which have rusted out. I don't want to have to buy a new car, but the cost to repair the damage may be in the $1,000's. Nissan should cover the cost to replace this, as it is unsafe to drive.


Tonya M. said
156 days ago
I had an 2005 Nissan Altima SE-R, and this is what our outer passenger floorboard currently have a gaping 19" x 9" hole!
My request to have some done where not address so I take a loss and return the automobile back to them
Taking a reposses on my credit. It was as if were playing
I request service to repair
The floorboards and they
Mention if I do just return the car
I'd be hit with a repossess on my credit
Very well then

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