Source: CarComplaints.com post
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A federal judge has ruled against Nissan, thus allowing the class-action lawsuit against the automaker for alleged malfunctioning automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems to continue.
The company’s AEB is designed to first warn the driver of an imminent frontal impact and, if the driver does not heed the warning, apply the vehicle’s brakes.
Nissan Rogue Receives 1,400 AEB Complaints
However, the Nissan AEB malfunction lawsuit alleges the systems, which use radar to detect pedestrians or objects, have defects that cause more harm than good. The class action includes all 2017-2019 Nissan vehicles equipped with AEB systems.
Nissan AEB Malfunctions Cause Complaints and Crashes
The company’s AEB systems allegedly detect non-existent obstacles, causing the vehicles to slow down or come to complete stops for imaginary frontal objects. Drivers are caught off-guard by the sudden and automatic actions that have caused 14 crashes and five injuries in Nissan Rogues.
In addition, about 1,400 complaints have been filed about AEB malfunctions, and those complaints concern only Rogues, not any other ot the automaker’s models.
The plaintiff also alleges dealerships were issued technical service bulletins concerning AEB malfunctions in the 2017-2018 Rogue, Rogue Sport and Rogue Hybrid. This, according to the lawsuit, proves Nissan knows about the problems with the automatic emergency braking systems.
According to the plaintiff, the AEB malfunctions are especially dangerous when the vehicles suddenly brake in parking garages, while traveling through intersections and over railroad tracks and bridges.
Connecticut plaintiff Lakeita Kemp owns a 2019 Nissan Altima which allegedly had AEB malfunctions just weeks after she purchased the vehicle.
Kemp alleges the company has ignored customers when drivers complain about AEB malfunctions, allegedly typically refusing to repair the vehicles.
Judge William L. Campbell, Jr. did drop an express warranty claim against Nissan Motor Company, but the remaining claims against Nissan North America will continue.
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