Why is that terminology in there though? Does this apply to all manufacture leases or solely Infiniti? What if you sell your lease through a broker like swapalease? It just seems like if someone is willing to assume full responsibility for the lease and has approved credit, the original buyer should be off the hook and they go after the new owner that they approved.
It’s called secondary liability. Nissan simply elects to use this legal construct, which is common in contract law. Doesnt matter how you sell the lease, Nissan holds the original lessor secondarily liable. That’s who Nissan made the deal with.