– It is assumed that a lawsuit for the dissolution of the Nissan dashboard was not good enough because the class action involved Altima cars only in Florida, however several Nissan models would be equipped with defective dashboards.
Nissan resolved a class action lawsuit in Florida in 2017, but the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) says the action wasn’t enough to protect other Nissan owners from harm.
In a letter Envoy to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the president of Nissan, something needs to be done about Nissan dashboards, especially those in hot climates.
According to the CAS, more than 1,000 Nissan owners have filed complaints about dashboards that melted, cracked and caused a dangerous glare in the sun. More than 700 complaints were filed on the 2007-2013 Nissan Altima cars alone.
in any case, the The lawsuit for the dissolution of the Nissan dashboard ended in 2017 it only covered the 2008-2009 Altimas in Florida, and the deal still required Nissan owners to pay part of the repair costs.
As part of the dashboard legal deal, Nissan denied any wrongdoing and said the fused or cracked dashboards were cosmetic issues, not safety flaws.
The Center says Nissan Altima and Maxima owners in multiple states continue to make complaints about cast and polished dashboards, including customers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
“For a decade CAS has regularly received complaints about degraded Nissan dashboards, creating problems including difficulty driving safely due to glare, internal stickiness and bad smells. Even a cursory look at NHTSA’s consumer complaint data raises significant concerns, as more than 1,000 complaints have been filed with the agency alone. “- Jason Levine, executive director for the Automotive Safety Center
According to the Center, Nissan and NHTSA must do something about the dangerous glare caused by sun-damaged dashboards and the alleged “potential for interference with proper deployment of the airbag, or possible chemical exposure due to material failures.”
Owners of Nissan vehicles with melted dashboards complain about the smells that accompany melted plastic, and CAS claims the cracked dashboards could interfere with the proper deployment of Nissan airbags.
CarComplaints.com will update our website if Nissan or NHTSA respond to the allegations.