October 5, 2017

Lenczner Slaght and Koskie Minsky Commence Class Action Against Nissan Canada Inc.

The two firms have combined forces and launched a class proceeding against Nissan, and other defendants, alleging that certain Nissan models contain a dangerous engine defect.

The class action is brought on behalf of Wendy Evensen, an owner of a 2005 Nissan Xterra, and all other Canadian owners and lessees of certain Nissan vehicles.

It is alleged that the engine defect in these vehicles can cause the timing chain tensioner to fall out of synch, resulting in massive engine damage, which may occur while driving at high speeds. The statement of claim states that the vehicles lose power braking and steering in such circumstances, which can lead to injury or death.

Andrew Skodyn of Lenczner Slaght has stated "Cases like this call out for a class action litigation process, which we hope will encourage automakers to act promptly to recall and repair vehicles which are reported to have serious design defects."

For further information, contact Brian Kolenda.