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REPORT: Nissan GT-R class action suit over transmission failures settled

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It was nearly a year ago when we reported on a NAGTROC forum user getting hit with a $20,000 bill to replace his toasted transmission after using Launch Control (LC1) on his GT-R. In time for the second model year of the car, Nissan first dropped Launch Control, then they decided to include it, but with safeguards (LC2). In the meantime, a growing number of owners of the initial batch got together and filed a class action suit against Nissan in the hopes of receiving some compensation for their transmissions.

That suit was settled last weekend in California. The verdict: 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 you use the LC2 with VDC on and something breaks, everything's covered. If you turn the VDC off and use LC2 and something breaks, you're in the poo.

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. Previously the burden of proof was on the owner; now it's on Nissan. Owners of 2009 cars will also get a $75 coupon for service at a GT-R-approved dealership. Owners will receive notices in the mail with the details. Whew. Glad that's over. Now can we get back to enjoying one of the finest cars on the roads today?
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hitting a button on your car should never void any warranty.....you would think.

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hitting a button on your car should never void any warranty.....you would think.
It's 2009, anything is possible.

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The $75 coupon for service may be enough to put air in the tires on a GTR. I've read on other forums that the service costs for those at dealerships is absolutely insane!
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Anyone else not surprised at all that this lawsuit was done in California?

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The $75 coupon for service may be enough to put air in the tires on a GTR. I've read on other forums that the service costs for those at dealerships is absolutely insane!
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how about those guys who spent 20k to replace the tranny? will they be compensated as well?
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how about those guys who spent 20k to replace the tranny? will they be compensated as well?
I don't think so? They should though.

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how about those guys who spent 20k to replace the tranny? will they be compensated as well?
sounds like another law suit in California...

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So the owners in the US are covered to some extent. And how about the rest of the world, S.O.L?

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So what IS the weak link in the transmission?

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