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I received a notice in the mail today that a Class Action Lawsuit against Nissan has been filed for the Timing Chain issue. This is for several Nissan makes, but for the Frontier only 2005-2007. Search the posts for more background on the Timing Chain Guides issue.

Edit: the Class Action is for California and Washington only with V6 engines.

Here is a link to the information that I received today: Falco v Nissan North America

The hearing date is in Oct 2017.

I have an 07 and my chain just started whining a few months ago at 70K mile.
 

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I have an 06 and received that letter as well. Reasons for lawsuit:
"failed to disclose the fact that the timing chain tensioning system is defective and prone to premature failure."

"Parts are made of chemicals known to cause cancer" labels have not been applied on certain parts.

If it means fixing our faulty timing chains, I'm all for it!
 

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It's an issue for many, but not all, 2005-2010 Frontiers/Xterras/Pathfinders with the VQ40DE engine in North America. The timing set was made by Borg-Warner and as the dies that were used for stamping the links of the upper timing chains wore, they started stamping out links that had edges that would cut through the plastic, upper tensioner faces. How much wear was on the tooling at the time of the links stampings determined the quality of the link stamping, which is why some chains start making noise at low miles, some at high miles and some never at all. The updated chains should fix the problem permanently. There was a TSB on the issue, but warranty was limited to the factory 5-year/60,000 miles unless you had an extended warranty to cover it.
 
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Been down this road. The lawyers will get rich and everybody else a $10 voucher for your next Nissan purchase.
I got a total of $7 from the Red Bull class-action lawsuit! As Chapelle used to say, "I'm rich, *****!" LOL
 

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Class action suits aren’t allowed in Europe as they are ONLY for the benefit of the law firm involved. We live in the greediest place on the planet.

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I went ahead and fixed mine. Should be interesting to see how they intend to compensate me for my work...::wink::
Typically when a recall comes out after you had the repair done, they will only compensate repairs if you have a receipt from a dealer or a professional repair shop. If you do it yourself at your house, you're pretty much out of luck!
 

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Typically when a recall comes out after you had the repair done, they will only compensate repairs if you have a receipt from a dealer or a professional repair shop. If you do it yourself at your house, you're pretty much out of luck!
Oh I know, my post was actually meant to be quite cynical. I seriously doubt anything will come of this for anyone affected.
 
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