Honda CR-V Class Action: Motion to Consolidate
July 31, 2015
On July 20, 2015, Gibbs Law Group LLP initiated Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) proceedings for all cases filed against American Honda Motor Company that allege the 2015 Honda CR-V experiences severe vibrations. The MDL is entitled In re: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., CR-V Vibration Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2661, and involves six class actions currently pending in federal courts across the country. The firm’s motion seeks to transfer these cases to the Central District of California where American Honda is headquartered for coordination or consolidation.
The purpose of MDL proceedings is to promote efficiency and conserve judicial resources by coordinating or consolidating cases that raise common factual questions. The actions are brought before a single judge, who oversees discovery and other pretrial proceedings to avoid duplicative efforts and ensure consistent legal results.
2015 Honda CR-V Rough Idle Called “Extremely Distracting”
Gibbs Law Group LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Honda in early July 2015 alleging that the extreme engine vibrations in its 2015 CR-V while at idle or low speeds can distract and sicken drivers. In complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, Honda CR-V owners characterize the vibrations as “severe,” “extremely distracting,” “terrible,” “crazy,” and “nauseating.”
According to the lawsuit, the vibrations are the result of a fuel-efficiency redesign of the CR-V for the 2015 model year. The complaint alleges that Honda’s efforts to improve fuel economy came at a significant trade-off, and produced a vehicle that vibrates uncomfortably when traveling at low speeds or idling. The lawsuit further alleges that Honda was aware of the rough idle and engine vibrations when it marketed and sold the vehicles to consumers.
We are also investigating reports by drivers of problems with the Honda Sensing system in newer CR-V models, which may cause the vehicles to automatically brake or engage the collision mitigation system for no apparent reason.
About Gibbs Law Group LLP
Gibbs Law Group, which is managed by Gibbs Law Group partner Eric Gibbs, represents consumers across the country in class action cases concerning auto defects, false advertising, data breaches, personal injury from defective drugs and medical devices, employment violations, bank fraud, and more.
Founder Eric Gibbs has been widely recognized for his professional achievements, and has earned an AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale Hubbell, recognizing him in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills. Mr. Gibbs and five additional partners with Gibbs Law Group LLP have been consistently named as Northern California Super Lawyers and rising Stars.
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If you own or lease a 2015 Honda CR-V with a rough idle or severe vibrations at low speeds, you may have a claim. Talk to our product defect lawyers for a free consultation about your potential case by calling toll-free (800) 254-9493 or filling out the form.