Class Action Suit - Nissan 350z
Please note, the Class Action Suit against Nissan has been settled and we are no longer taking applications.
The form below can be used to contact Kimmel & Silverman for problems or potentials Lemon Law or Breach of Warranty claims with your Nissan vehicle, as a general contact form or for legal questions. We are keeping the original content of our page below for archival purposes and in case another potential problem with Nissan tires occurs.
Original class action information:
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Nissan for the defective front tires and alignment system that causes premature and irregular tire wear, "tire feathering," and "tire roar" in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Nissan 350Z. On October 1, 2004, in the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of all 2003, 2004 and 2005 Nissan 350Z owners and lessees nationwide (Paul Doty v. Nissan North American, Inc., Case No. BC322435).
The complaint alleges that these vehicles suffer from suspension and alignment defects that result in premature wear, feathering, and cupping of the front tires, resulting in "an extremely loud tire roar or tire growl, especially when the vehicle is braking, traveling on a smooth road surfaces or cruising at speeds of 30 mph or less." In addition, the complaint charges that Nissan 350z owners and lessees have been forced to replace their front tires and service their vehicle's front-end alignment more often than is reasonably expected.
Nissan has made several inadequate attempts to remedy the front tire problem in the 2003 - 2005 350Z car. Nissan issued several advisories to its dealership service departments, called Technical Service Bulletins, prescribing varying steps to address and correct the front tire problem. After several attempts, Nissan finally issued on April 12, 2004, its Technical Service Bulletin called "2003 350Z Front Wheel Alignment Warranty Extension (NTB04-043)." In conjunction with this bulletin, Nissan sent all 2003 350Z owners a letter describing a warranty extension and inviting 350Z owners with front tire problems to come to the dealership service department for a free inspection. The purpose of the inspection was to determine if the car was eligible for a repair pursuant to the April 2004 "2003 350Z Front Wheel Alignment Warranty Extension Program."
In our lawsuit, Plaintiff alleges that the repairs done according to the April 2004 Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) are ineffectual and lead to the rapid recurrence of front tire problems.
If you are an owner or lessee of a 2003, 2004 or 2005 Nissan 350Z and have experienced any of the above conditions, please fill out the form below. By filling out the form you may be able to participate in the class action and will be notified of any important developments.