In July 2015, our attorneys filed a federal proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of 2015 Honda CR-V drivers who allege that they have experienced vibration in their vehicles. A number of drivers reported experiencing the vibration soon after buying their vehicle.
After a number of cases were filed on behalf of CR-V drivers across the country, we initiated proceedings to place all of the cases before a single judge. In October 2015, the cases were sent to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, under Judge Michael H. Watson.
Subsequently, Judge Watson appointed Girard Gibbs attorneys Eric Gibbs and David Stein to lead the litigation on behalf of the plaintiffs. In the Order appointing plaintiffs’ leadership positions, Judge Watson states that Mr. Gibbs’ and Mr. Stein’s “extensive experience in handling class actions” contributed to their appointment.
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On March 3, 2016, our firm filed a second consolidated amended complaint. The complaint alleges that although Honda was aware that the 2015 CR-Vs vibrate, the company failed to disclose this information to consumers.
According to the second consolidated amended complaint, “behind the scenes, Honda’s quest to improve the CR-V’s fuel efficiency came with a significant trade-off. Typically, auto manufacturers must balance fuel efficiency against customer comfort since several methods for improving fuel efficiency also cause noise, vibration, and harshness problems. In its over-eagerness to optimize the CR-V’s fuel economy, Honda produced a vehicle that experiences a substantial vibration — a vibration that drivers describe as ‘severe,’ ‘extremely distracting,’ and ‘nauseating.’”
Additionally, the second consolidated amended complaint alleges that while Honda has offered free warranty repairs to some 2015 CR-V drivers, Honda’s refusal to publicly acknowledge the vibration problem has led to large-scale confusion. The lawsuit states that “Many drivers still do not know that the vibration experienced in their vehicles is part of a widespread problem that Honda has long known about, or that Honda has developed free warranty repairs.”
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