Nissan Altima Dim Headlights – Class Action Lawsuit and Settlement

Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) has reached a settlement with Nissan North America, Inc. in a class action lawsuit alleging that halogen headlamps in 2013-2018 Nissan Altimas can become dangerously dim.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Tennessee, alleges that halogen headlamps in ’13-’18 Altimas become dim over time due to delamination of an inner reflective surface caused by heat and humidity.

On May 24, 2021, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP filed a motion seeking preliminary approval of the proposed settlement benefitting all United States residents who are current or former owners or lessees of all model year 2013–2018 Nissan Altimas manufactured with halogen headlamps.  The proposed settlement provides for free replacement headlamps, reimbursement for past replacements, and an extended warranty.

If the settlement receives preliminary approval from the Court, a formal notice informing settlement class members how to receive the benefits of the settlement will be issued and a final fairness hearing will be scheduled.

The lawsuit is titled Suarez et, al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No. 3:21-cv-00393 and is pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Attorneys for this case:

Timothy N. Mathews
Alex M. Kashurba
Samantha E. Holbrook
Zachary P. Beatty