A federal court has approved a settlement with Nissan involving claims from owners of 2008 and 2009 Altima cars with defective dashboards that melt and can become sticky, shiny and reflective.
The final approval came on Jan. 6, 2017, less than two weeks before a trial was set to begin. The settlement is valued between $5.3 million and $59.3 million, depending on the number of affected vehicles.
According to the settlement, Nissan will pay for all but $250 of the $1,500 to $2,000 cost to replace a deteriorating dashboard. The reimbursement is only available for Altima owners who purchased a 2008 or 2009 Altima in Florida and currently live in the state.
Those who qualify and have already paid to replace a melting dashboard can file a claim for reimbursement. Those who have not done so already, can pay to have their melting dashboard replaced and submit a reimbursement claim. It is also possible to submit a claim before having a dashboard replaced as long as the claim includes documentation of the replacement estimate from a Nissan dealership.
In order to obtain a reimbursement, vehicle owners must have their melting dashboard replaced or have its condition documented prior to April 29, 2017. Reimbursement claims must be submitted by June 6, 2017.
For more information about filing a claim, visit www.FloridaAltimaClassActionSettlement.com
Firm partner Greg Coleman and attorneys Mark Silvey and Adam Edwards served as co-counsel on this class action lawsuit. The accomplished team of product liability lawyers at Greg Coleman Law represents clients throughout the country who have been harmed physically or financially by a defective product.
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