Hundreds of complaints surround Nissan Altima sedans with rusty floorboards full of holes – some big enough to stand in.
Now a putative class action lawsuit has been filed, alleging the car company is aware of the defect, but still refuses to cover the cost of repairs for the defective floorboards. Many drivers reportedly learned about the safety issue during routine maintenance and scheduled service check-ups.
So far, over 400 complaints have been filed with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) about floorboards in the model year 2002 to 2006 Nissan Altima sedans.
However, despite mounting safety concerns neither Nissan, nor the NHTSA have initiated a recall, or identified the issue as a manufacturing defect or a safety hazard.
Its been reported that the rust and corrosion also pose the following safety threats:
- Carbon monoxide and other exhaust fumes inside the interior of the cars
- Feet becoming stuck in the floorboards on both the driver and passenger sides
- Structural support concerns for car seats in the event of a car crash
Another major sticking point with consumers, Nissan does not guarantee that the replacement floorboards will not also suffer from the same deterioration defect.
Adding insult to injury, most of the affected vehicles are out of the company’s warranty period, so consumers are left to foot the repair bills costing thousands of dollars.
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