Nissan GT-R suit over transmission failure gets the final verdict

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

A class action brought by a certain group of GT-R owners against Nissan was concluded last weekend in California with a ruling that favored the owners.

If you recall, there had been a report last year of a person being billed $20,000 bill to replace his toasted transmission after using Launch Control (LC1) on his GT-R. Nissan made revisions on the second model year of the car.

Initially, it dropped Launch Control, and then the company moved to include it again but this time, with safeguards (LC2).

Meanwhile, an increasing number of owners of the initial batch filed a class action suit against Nissan to receive compensation for their transmissions.

The verdict is that any owners with LC1 will have their warranties reset for 5 years/60,000 miles once they upgrade to LC2, and the LC2 transmission and internals -- including VDC -- will be fully covered by Nissan.

If the LC2 is used with VDC on and something breaks, it's covered. If the VDC is turned off and the LC2 is used and something breaks then there's no coverage.

However, if you turn the VDC off and use LC2, then turn VDC back on and everything is fine, then you drive for a while and then a few weeks later something breaks, Nissan will have to prove that turning the VDC off weeks earlier is what caused the breakage.

The burden of proof has been reverted to Nissan. In addition, owners of 2009 cars will also get a $75 coupon for service at a GT-R-approved dealership.

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