The lawsuit concerns 1.2 liter TCe four-cylinder petrol engines, which were fitted to hundreds of thousands of multi-brand cars between 2012 and 2018. Photo: Nissan-Renault Nissan and Renault are facing a class action lawsuit over a 1.2 TCe breakdown engine. A class action lawsuit against both carmakers was filed by lawyer Christophe Leguevaques, who stated that he represented approximately 1,100 applicants. The action concerns a 1.2-liter four-cylinder TCe petrol engine, which was used in the hundreds of thousands of Renault, Nissan, Dacia and also Mercedes-Benz models between 2012 and 2018. Renault said that although these engines had some technical problems, they never posed a safety risk. The carmaker added that it will examine the payment of compensation to customers in connection with this problem on a case-by-case basis, it will certainly not proceed to their area compensation. Nissan responded similarly to the lawsuit. “First of all, we encourage customers who think they may be affected by contacting their local Nissan dealer, who will inspect the vehicle, diagnose it and provide all the necessary support.” Read more Dangerous precedent: The e-Golf owner has won court for deceptive commute And what is the problem? It might be more appropriate to write about the problems, because according to dissatisfied customers, several of them are associated with this engine. The owners complained mainly about the high consumption of oil, related to poor quality, respectively. poorly designed piston rings. This is a relatively serious problem that can be literally devastating for the whole unit. Other common problems concern the timing chain and exhaust valves. Models where any of these problems may occur include the Renault Clio, Megane, Scenic, Captur and Kangoo; Dacia Duster, Dokker and Lodgy; Mercedes Citan and Nissan Qashqai.
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