NMAC Finance Account Manager
End of Lease Experience
End of Lease FAQs
What charges may I expect on my Liability Statement?
The End of Lease Liability Statement will show any items that remain owing under the lease.
Any remaining payments due or past due
Excess Mileage fees
Excessive Wear and Use
Any other amounts that remain owing (i.e. Taxes, Late Charges, etc.)
Do I need to schedule an inspection if I purchase my leased vehicle?
If you are purchasing your lease vehicle, you do not need an inspection. You will not be responsible for any excess mileage or excessive wear and use charges.
What happens if I choose not to complete the complimentary pre-inspection?
If you choose to return your vehicle without the pre-inspection, an inspection will take place at a later date to determine what, if any, excessive wear and use charges apply. You will not have the opportunity to make repairs, or consult with your insurance company. Please schedule your inspection prior to returning your vehicle.
What are my end of my lease options?
At the end of your lease you have 3 options:
your Nissan with a new Nissan
your vehicle for the amount agreed to in the Lease Agreement
What should I do at the end of my lease?
At the end of your lease you have three options: Return, Purchase, or Replace the vehicle.
If you'd like to purchase your current vehicle, simply visit your Nissan dealer prior to the end of your lease term. They'll discuss what your available options are and if applicable, arrange financing for the purchase of your current vehicle. If you purchase your vehicle, you will not be charged for any excess mileage and/or excessive wear and use.
For further information about purchasing your vehicle please contact Lease Customer Network at 800.778.4211 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
If you plan to turn in your vehicle, there are simple steps to follow:
Prior to your vehicle return date, have your vehicle inspected for excess wear and use. You'll need to contact the Alliance Inspection Management Center (AIM) at 800.253.9026 to arrange for a complimentary inspection at your home or place of business. AIM is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday.
If excess wear and use is discovered during your vehicle inspection, you have the option of making repairs before returning your vehicle. Your Nissan dealer may be able to help you do this in a cost-effective way, or the cost of repairs may be covered by your insurance company with your only expense being the deductible. (Contact your insurance company for details.)
If you decide to have repairs made, please fax repair receipts to Lease Customer Network at 972-607-7151.
Contact your dealer prior to the lease expiration date to schedule an appointment to return the vehicle and complete a Federal Odometer/Lease Termination Statement. Be sure to request a printed copy for your records, as this is your receipt for your lease return.
We will provide you with detailed information about your options via mail as the end of your lease approaches. For further information, please call the Lease Customer Network at 800.778.4211.
What happens if I exceed the mileage limit on my lease?
There will be a charge at the end of your lease for any miles exceeding the contracted amount. See your lease agreement for your contracted miles and per-mile charge, or to view the information online, click on MY ACCOUNTS, and select Contract Details on the quick links located on the left side of the screen.
Who performs the pre-inspection?
Every vehicle is inspected using consistent guidelines by Alliance Inspection Management (AIM), a third party certified inspection company. To schedule your complimentary, but required, vehicle inspection, call 800.253.9026.
Where do I return my vehicle?
In most cases, your vehicle should be returned to the Nissan dealer that originated your lease. If this is not possible, you may return the vehicle to any Nissan dealer. Please make a vehicle-return appointment with the Nissan dealer prior to returning the vehicle.
Can I return my vehicle to a non-Nissan dealer?
No. You need to return your lease to an Nissan Dealer. If you need to find a dealership, please go to
to locate the one nearest to you.
What if I want to purchase my vehicle?
You will have the option to purchase the vehicle based on the price that was agreed to when you initially signed your lease.
If you decide that you would like to purchase your current vehicle, here is what to expect:
Go to your home page to get your balance and payoff instructions.
Your lease may require you to pay incidental charges such as sales tax, vehicle registration, a purchase option fee of up to $300, or other miscellaneous charges.
You will not be responsible for any excess mileage or excessive wear and use charges.
When should I schedule my complimentary vehicle inspection?
You should schedule your inspection within the last two months of your lease. That will give you enough time to make repairs if your vehicle has excessive wear and use.
Do I need to be present at the inspection?
No. As long as there is someone above the age of 18 that you authorize to represent you and supply vehicle keys to the inspector. However, the inspection report will require a signature so if you cannot be present, appoint someone who knows your vehicle concerns. When completed, the inspector will leave a copy of the inspection report for your records.
What will be considered chargeable wear and use?
Definitions of excess wear and use that NMAC considers chargeable can be found in the Nissan Guide to Chargeable Wear and Use found in the HELP section under Documents and Forms. Approximately 60 days prior to the end of your lease, we will send you a Wear and Use Assessment Key; it highlights the most common wear and use items and will help you prepare for your inspection.
How do I get my vehicle's condition/inspection report?
Upon completion of the pre-inspection, you will be provided a copy of your “Condition Report”. If you didn't get a pre-inspection, you can view the chargeable wear and use under Inspection Results on the End of Lease Experience page.
Do I have to make any repairs before I turn in my vehicle?
If excessive wear and use is discovered during your vehicle inspection, you have the option of making repairs before returning your vehicle. We highly recommend that you discuss the results with your Nissan Dealer or insurance agent.
If you make repairs, you must fax the documentation listed below to the Lease Customer Network at 972-607-7151 prior to returning the vehicle.
Itemized repair order from the body shop that performed the repairs
Receipt showing repairs were paid in full
A cover sheet with the following information:
Complete 17 digit VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
NMAC Lease Account number
If the above documentation is not received prior to vehicle return, the chargeable excess wear and use amount may appear on your end of lease statement.
If you choose not to make repairs, simply return your vehicle. NMAC will send you an end of lease liability statement that includes the excess wear charges that appear on your condition report.
How do I schedule my complimentary, but required, pre-inspection?
Within the last 60 days of your lease, schedule your complimentary, but required, vehicle inspection, by calling Alliance Inspection Management ("AIM") at 800.253.9026.
What if my vehicle is damaged after my inspection but before I return it?
If damages occur after the initial inspection, make any repairs to the vehicle, if needed, and notify NMAC at 800.778.4211 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT, Monday through Friday.
How do I prepare for the pre-inspection appointment?
To prepare for your pre-inspection appointment, please ensure that all large objects are removed from the vehicle to ensure an accurate evaluation
Why can't my dealer inspect the vehicle?
Only Alliance Inspection Management (AIM) can fulfill the complimentary, yet required, pre-inspection with certified inspectors trained to apply Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation's excessive wear and use guidelines. To schedule your vehicle inspection, call AIM at 800.253.9026.
How long does it take to inspect my vehicle?
The entire pre-inspection process may take up to 45 minutes to complete. Less damage, and excess wear and use, will result in a shorter inspection time.
I turned my lease vehicle in and received a liability statement for charges I owe NMAC. Can I pay my liability balance online?
Yes, now you can pay your liability balance online and free of charge! Begin on the Accounts tab and choose
End of Lease Experience
, located on the left side of the page. Click on
to see the total amount due. Select
and follow the directions for entering your bank information.
Prepare for the end of your Nissan lease
When it's time to begin considering your lease-end options, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation wants to ensure a pleasant experience each mile of the way. Prior to your lease ending, we will begin sending you a series of mailers regarding your choices and obligations. You may contact us or your Nissan Dealer to review your options. You may also review the options and explanations outlined below.
YOUR END OF LEASE OPTIONS
There are 3 options for you to consider
your lease with a new Nissan lease or purchase and take advantage of Loyalty Offers.
your lease vehicle to your Nissan Dealer.
your lease vehicle. When you are ready to purchase, view the home page for current payoff details.
STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR LEASE RETURN
If you choose to return your Nissan or replace it with a new one, please follow these simple steps:
1. SCHEDULE YOUR PRE-RETURN VEHICLE INSPECTION
: Call the Alliance Inspection Management Center, (AIM) at 800.253.9026 for a complimentary, but required, vehicle inspection. Nissan Dealerships are not authorized to perform this inspection, any requests sent, written or verbal, will not be accepted in the termination process.
An AIM, certified inspector will provide an assessment copy of chargeable wear-and-use (if any), along with a Notice of Option to make repairs prior to return.
2. DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO MAKE REPAIRS:
If excess wear, and use, is discovered during your inspection, you have the option to repair your vehicle before returning. You may want to consult with your insurance agent to determine what is more beneficial.
3. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR NISSAN DEALER
: Please contact your local authorized Nissan dealer 30 days prior to your maturity date to return, replace, or purchase your lease.
4. COMPLETE A FEDERAL ODOMETER/LEASE TERMINATION STATEMENT AT THE DEALER:
Federal and State law require a signed disclosure of your vehicle’s mileage. This document is also necessary to process the termination of your account, and will serve as your receipt for the return of the vehicle. Be sure to request a copy of all documents for your records.
5. SATISFY ANY LEASE LIABILITY FEES/CHARGES
: If applicable, you will receive an End-of-Lease liability statement four to six weeks after the vehicle has been returned to your Nissan Dealer. The statement will detail any current fees/charges remaining, including a disposition fee of up to $395. You may receive subsequent bills after this liability statement that may include, but are not limited to property tax, parking tickets; toll violations, etc. that occurred during the time you were in possession of the leased vehicle.
: Exceeding your total mileage allowance will result in additional charges. Please refer to your lease contract to review all its terms and conditions.
Thank you for allowing us to be your auto finance company. If you have any questions, or if we can be of further assistance, please call 800.778.4211 between 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT, Monday through Friday.
*Loyalty waiver applies up to 30 days after lease termination. Eligibility is determined by leasing or purchasing a new, unused, and unregistered Nissan vehicle financed through NMAC. The registered owner’s name on the current lease, must be the same as the registered owner of the new Nissan, or held in joint ownership. Customers must satisfy all obligations to NMAC in accordance with their current lease agreement. The excess wear-and-use waiver does not apply to excess mileage fees. See dealer for details.
EXCESS WEAR AND USE GUIDELINE
At the end of your lease, an inspection is completed before you turn your vehicle in to a Nissan Dealership. Having the inspection done as soon as possible will help you prepare for any excess wear and use charges, and gives you time to review the repairs with an authorized dealer. Please read the below information to help you understand the end of lease process in more detail.
Non-chargeable vs. chargeable wear and use
We expect that, during the course of your lease, your vehicle will experience normal wear and use, this is considered non-chargeable. Definitions of excess wear and use that NMAC considers chargeable can be found in the
Nissan Guide to Chargeable Wear and Use.
Approximately 60 days prior to the end of your lease, we will send you a Wear and Use Assessment Key; it highlights the most common wear and use items and will help you prepare for your inspection.
The Vehicle Inspection Process
Every Vehicle is inspected using consistent guidelines by Alliance Inspection Management ("AIM"), a third party certified inspection company. To schedule your complimentary, but required, vehicle inspection, call 800.253.9026. An inspector will provide you with an assessment of wear and use, if any, for which you may be responsible as referenced in your lease agreement. Upon completion of the inspection, you will be provided a copy of your “Condition Report” and “Notice of Options to make repairs prior to return”. The cost of these repairs may be covered by your insurance company, with your only expense being the amount of your deductible. Contact your insurance carrier for details. If you choose to return your vehicle without the inspection, an inspection will take place at a later date to determine what, if any, excess wear and use charges apply. NMAC is not bound by any statements or representations made by any dealer regarding excess wear and use or the vehicle condition upon return.
What to do if your vehicle has Chargeable Excess Wear and Use
We encourage you to have your vehicle repaired by a Nissan Dealership prior to returning your lease. If you do repair your vehicle, you may fax the Repair Order and Receipt to 972-607-7151 detailing the repairs so we can amend your end of lease liability statement, or have a re-inspection completed, as applicable.
When it’s time to return your current vehicle, we want you to stay in the Nissan family. We’ll waive up to $500 in excess wear-and-use charges and your $395 disposition fee, if applicable, on your current NMAC lease when you purchase or lease a new Nissan.
Loyalty waiver applies up to 30 days after lease termination. Eligibility is determined by leasing or purchasing a new, unused, and unregistered Nissan financed with Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. The lessee’s name of the currently leased Nissan must be the same as the lessee of the new Nissan or held in joint ownership. Customers must satisfy all obligations to NMAC, in accordance with their current lease agreement. The excess wear-and -use waiver does not apply to excess mileage fees. See dealer for details.
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