Most Claims of Altima CVT Defects Allowed to Continue in California Case

A CVT lawsuit will proceed after a judge approved most of the plaintiffs’ claims in a class-action Nissan asked the court to dismiss. The lawsuit accuses the automaker of concealing transmission defects since 2012 and covers owners of the 2013-2014 Altima in California, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Nissan argued those claims didn’t hold because the plaintiffs had not adequately pleaded any of its express or implied warranty claims. However, the judge ruled claims about express and implied warranties survive, which automatically means Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act claims survive.