1. If you're the owner of a Nissan 370Z equipped with a FS6R31A manual transmission

    and you're not a fan of the clutch pedals sticking to the floor, then this class-action lawsuit will probably be of interest to you.

    "According to the plaintiff, Nissan has known about the 370Z clutch problems since 2008 because of customer complaints, but the automaker concealed the alleged defect from consumers. The lawsuit also alleges the automaker has refused to reimburse owners for repairs to the transmission and failed to order a recall to fix the cars."

    The lawsuit says continued clutch problems cause excessive wear and tear on the transmissions. Not to mention the headaches from all the other drivers honking at you.

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  2. Certain Nissan vehicles have a defective cracked radiator that leaks coolant into the transmission fluid, creating a toxic hell stew

    that kills the transmission entirely. If it hasn't happened to you, you've probably at least heard of it. And if you haven't heard of it, well ... I'm sorry to be the bearer of some really bad news.

    Unfortunately, the news gets worse. There were high hopes that the government would open an investigation that would lead to a recall, but we now know that ain't going to happen.…

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  3. Nissan's Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) has received a continuous stream of complaints.

    One of the most common? How it violently jerks and shakes during acceleration. This is commonly attributed to a "CVT belt slip" and can be dangerous.

    A few lawsuits have been filed by owners with similar themes.…

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  4. Well, that didn't take long.

    The 2017 Nissan Versa has been recalled because of problems with the side-curtain airbags-and-seat-belts. Airbag supplier Autoliv was conducting routine testing in August when a side curtain airbag tore during deployment. After contacting Nissan about the malfunction, engineers determined the reinforcement stitching on the airbags may not properly secure two fabric sections of the curtain airbags.

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  5. When airbag supplier, Autoliv, was conducting some routine side curtain airbag testing they noticed something alarming

    --- the reinforcement stitching in the airbags sent to Nissan wasn't securing the airbag properly. The improper stitching is enough to cause the airbag to tear at the sewn seam when the airbag deploys.

    Nissan checked federal regulations to see if the problem was bad enough to order a recall, and although changes were made during assembly, the automaker said a recall was necessary. The recall affects any 2017 Nissan Versa built between 08/01/2016 and 08/16/2016.

    Interestingly, the 2012 Versa is under investigation for side curtain airbags that deploy when it's not wanted. Apparently Nissan and Autoliv haven't heard of the Goldilocks Principle.

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  6. 2012 Versa owners say the side airbags can deploy simply from shutting the door.

    Does that mean all Versa owners have superhero strength? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) intends to find out.

    "Safety regulators say early warning data submitted by Nissan shows the same airbag problems as Versa owners have complained about, so NHTSA needs to find out what is causing the faulty airbag deployments."

    I wouldn't grab a cape just yet as it's likely an electrical issue. The investigation is ongoing.

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  7. Have you ignored a dashboard warning light? I wouldn't blame you.

    I was once charged $100 to turn off a light because my stupid gas cap was loose. But Nissan is pleading – if you see a warning light in certain vehicles you need to park your car and walk away because of fire risks.

    "Nissan is recalling more than 120,000 cars and SUVs to repair brake fluid leaks that may cause circuit boards to catch on fire. Worldwide, the automaker says about 134,000 are recalled, including almost 11,000 in Canada."

    The recalled vehicles include:

    • 2016-2017 Maxima (w/ intelligent cruise control)
    • 2015-2017 Murano (w/ intelligent cruise control)
    • 2015-2016 Nissan Murano Hybrids
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  8. Nissan is recalling 2016 Sentras that stall while driving.

    Of course, that won't be a problem for some of you since many of the same Sentras can't start at all. Nissan says in April the automaker discovered a Sentra that wouldn't start during an inspection at the assembly plant. The automaker opened an investigation which showed a problem with a harness terminal pin.

    The recalled Sentras were built between April 11, 2016 and April 26, 2016.

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  9. More than 1,500 Sentras have an engine harness that can lose its connection to the electronic control unit (ECU).

    As any cable company tech representative would tell you on the phone _have you tried plugging it back in again?

    "The engine room harness supplier, Yazaki, identified an oversized diameter continuity check pin had caused a permanent change of the shape of one of the harness terminal pins. The shape of the pin was too large to maintain a connection to the engine control unit, resulting in a poor connection."

    The recalled Sentras were built between 4/11/2016 and 04/26/2016.

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  10. Nissan is recalling 402,000 vehicles, mostly Infiniti vehicles, with dangerous Takata airbag inflators.

    This latest round of recalls has been split into what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling "zones" across the country.

    See the full list of recalled vehicles.

    Takata's metal inflators are at risk of exploding because they don't contain a drying agent called desiccate. Over time, the ammonium nitrate inside the inflator can become unstable when exposed to heat and humidity. If they do explode during an airbag deployment, metal shrapnel shoots throughout the cabin, injuring or killing the people inside.

    Nissan, like other automakers, doesn't have enough replacement parts to fix their vehicles. This is the largest recall in US history with 70 million cars affected and parts are scarce.

    Owners should get an initial recall notice in the mail, and then another when parts become available.

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