Helping Nissan Pick-Up Owners Get Compensation

img-home-banner

If you own a Nissan Navara D40 4×4 pick-up then you may be entitled to compensation.

What’s the Problem with the Nissan Navara D40?

The Nissan Navara D40 was hailed as the strongest truck on the market and therefore many farmers and tradespeople opted to add one or more to their toolkit. However, the pick-up has had a troubled history. As far back as 2008 the vehicle was reported as doing particularly badly in test crashes. This problem was compounded when there were reports of air-bags firing too late.

However, the biggest problem to hit the Nissan Navara D40 is the current issue whereby vehicle owners are experiencing dangerous corrosion and rust of the chassis, which, in extreme but not rare, cases, is causing the chassis to crack and break completely.

What’s Happening with the Nissan Navara D40 Chassis?

It appears that for particular Nissan Navara D40 models, notably those with 2005-2008 plates, which were manufactured in Spain, have a significant defect on the chassis. This applies to the tow bar designs of the D40 ST-X and RX. This is coming to light with corrosion and metal fatigue around the front spring hanger on the rear springs, usually on the passenger side. This causes cracks, and in some cases, for the entire chassis to snap potentially causing the wheels to come off as well.

What Do Nissan Say?

Nissan UK are being remarkably quiet. They have said that they are willing to ‘buy back’ the affected vehicles at the relevant market rates, or offer 20% off a new vehicle. This follows inspection by a Nissan sent RAC inspector to look at the vehicle. However, many feel that this response from Nissan falls short of their responsibility.

In Australia, where this ‘ute’ has proven particularly popular, Nissan have recalled 40,000 of the D40, as far back as April 2013. The same urgency hasn’t happened here.

There seems to be a lack of consistency in how Nissan are dealing with UK Navara D40 owners. In some cases the vehicles are failing their MOT but the inspection carried out by the RAC on behalf of Nissan have declared the chassis safe. Owners themselves are having to dip in to their own pockets for the cost of fuel (some owners are being requested to drive hundreds of miles for inspection), hire vehicles, and the notably costs of plating, welding and repairing rot and cracks.

Who is Affected?

It’s estimated that approximately 35,000 Nissan Navara D40 models are affected in the UK alone, and the recall extends to 193,500 vehicles worldwide. These vehicles are mostly owned by farmers, land-workers, those in the wider agriculture business, and tradespeople, as well as for recreational purposes.

It would appear that whilst the problem is inherent to the Navara, the process is sped up by owner’s who modify the suspension.

Can I Claim Compensation for My Nissan Navara D40 Problems?

We are currently investigating whether individuals who have been affected by the Nissan Navara D40 chassis problem can get compensation for the losses they have experienced. You may be entitled to compensation for loss including costs of repair, loss of value, and incurred costs such as hire vehicles.

As so many UK Nissan owners are likely to have been affected by this situation, we are looking in to making a Group Litigation Claim on your behalf. In this way you benefit from our research and expertise and no-win-no-fee approach, whilst seeking to claim individual compensation.

What Should I Do Now?

Your next step is to register your interest with our Group Litigation Team. By registering, you aren’t committed but it will enable us to move forward with making these compensation claims for all those affected by the Nissan Navara D40 chassis problem. You can register today by completing our simple online Registration Form.

Nissan Navara Claim

Helping Nissan Pick-Up Owners Get Compensation. Please complete your details below to Register your Interest.
  • Address details to be entered below:

If you are concerned, or would like to speak to one of our litigation experts then please call Attwood Solicitors today on 0800 145 5105.

Your first step is to contact us in the way you are most comfortable with. We understand you have been caused distress and we care that communicating about what has happened can be difficult. YOU choose the method of contact.
We will respond to YOUR needs. You can contact us through the following channels:

Email enquiries@attwoodsolicitors.co.uk
Phone 01782 416 016
Free Claims Helpline 0800 145 5105
Mobile Text CLAIMS to 88010 for a call back (texts are charged at Standard Network Rate)

Know someone who’s been affected?

Share this link with them or pass on our details and we’ll see how we can help.

Request a callback


Independent reviews
from our CLIENTS

I am writing to you personally to say thank you to Attwood's for a job well done with my recent claims. It initially started out as one claim, but eventually became a little more complicated when another was added following a review of my condition by one of your dental experts. Throughout the last couple of years as the claim has progressed I have been fully supported by your colleague Luke Taylor. I have thanked him personally for all the good work and support he gave me over the last couple of years, it was quite a journey for both of us but with the right outcome, but I just wanted to also highlight to yourself the good service and support he provided me with. It was very much needed and appreciated. He has always been very professional and the advice he has given has always been with real feeling and thought, and not the "just my job" attitude. Even when I was very wary of what to do next, he always explained it in simple terms for me understand and move forward. If I ever need similar help in the future, your company will be the first I contact. With my sincere appreciation and regards.

Client From Lancashire

I contacted Attwood Solicitors requesting that they represent me. Their response to date has been way beyond my expectations . They have provided a comprehensive and professional service at every stage, with a dedicated member of staff as my contact.

Mr E C Akers from Darlington

All my queries and issues have been resolved very efficiently and you have always contacted me back when promised. I have certainty felt you have been acting on my behalf and would like to thank you for that. Once again we would like to convey our sincere thanks to you and would have no reservations recommending you to anyone else – you have been a star :)

Dental Negligence Client