On September 30, 2011, Chimicles & Tikellis filed a class action lawsuit against Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (collectively “Nissan”) in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey for alleged premature automatic transmission failure in Maxima, Altima, and Quest vehicles. The complaint alleges that Nissan Maxima (MY 2004-06), Altima (MY 2005-06), and Quest (MY 2004-07) vehicles with the 3.5 liter V6 engine and Aisin RE5F22A 5-speed automatic transmission may contain a design defect causing them to be predisposed to transmission slippage, premature clutch wear, overheating, and other problems that ultimately result in serious and expensive damage to the vehicles’ transmission. Shortly after Plaintiffs’ filed the class action lawsuit in the District of New Jersey, Nissan moved to dismiss the case. Plaintiffs’ thereafter filed an opposition motion and in September 2012, Judge Irenas issued an opinion in large part denying Nissan’s motion. The parties are now in the discovery stage of litigation. If you have experienced automatic transmission problems with your Nissan Maxima, Altima, Quest, or other Nissan vehicle, please submit your information via the “Email Us…” button, below.