WELCOME TO THE MISSOURI ALTIMA-MAXIMA FLOOR PAN SETTLEMENT

This Settlement resolves a lawsuit that alleges model year 2002-2006 Nissan Altima and model year 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima have defective front floor pans that may prematurely rust and damage the vehicles. The lawsuit only involves vehicles that currently are, or at the time of repair were, registered in Missouri. This lawsuit is called Laura Frances Hays v. Nissan North America Inc., Case No. 17-CV- 0353-BCW, pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri ("Lawsuit"). 

In the lawsuit, Plaintiff alleges that the Class Vehicles were designed with defective front floor pans that allowed moisture to become trapped in them and potentially rust. Plaintiff filed claims for declaratory judgment, breach of express warranty, violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, unjust enrichment, fraudulent concealment and violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The Court dismissed all claims except the Missouri Merchandising Practice Act, which it certified for class treatment.

Nissan denies all of Plaintiff's claims related to the floor pans, denies all allegations of wrongdoing, fault, liability or damage of any kind to Plaintiff or the Settlement Class, and denies that it acted improperly or wrongfully in any way.

THE SETTLEMENT CLASS

To be eligible to receive the benefits of this Settlement, you must either: (1) currently own or lease a Class Vehicle, or (2) previously owned or leased a Class Vehicle and paid for repairs to rust in a front floor pan of a Class Vehicle. 

Again, "Class Vehicle" is defined as a Missouri-registered:

• Nissan Altima (limited to model years 2002-2006), and

• Nissan Maxima (limited to model years 2004-2008).

 

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND CHOICES UNDER THE SETTLEMENT

 

RECEIVE INSPECTION AND REPAIR

To receive the inspection, you must take your Class Vehicle to an authorized Nissan dealership within one year of the Effective Date of the Settlement.

If a front floor pan repair is necessary due to corrosion, you will receive a repair at no cost, and be provided a rental vehicle for up to five (5) days during the repair.

 

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM FOR REIMBURSMENT

To be eligible for the reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses for previous repairs of the front floor pans, subject to certain claim requirements, then you must submit the appropriate Claim Form and Supporting Information within one year of the Effective Date of the Settlement.

 

DO NOTHING

 

You are automatically included in the Settlement Class and eligible for Settlement benefits, but you will receive benefits only if you take the required steps outlined above.

To take advantage of the Settlement’s benefits, you must act within one year of the Effective Date of the Settlement.

 

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT

You get no Settlement benefits, but you keep your right to file your own lawsuit against Nissan at your own expense.

Submit your opt-out request postmarked no later than September 6, 2022.

 

OBJECT

Remain a Settlement Class Member and tell the Court what you do not like about the Settlement. You will still be bound by the Settlement if the Court approves it.

Submit your objection no later than September 6, 2022.

 

• Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act. Please read the Notice carefully.

• No Settlement benefits will be available or distributed unless the Court approves the Settlement and until the Effective Date.