2015 CR-V owners are sick and tired of their SUVs making them sick and tired. The combination of the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the new “Earth Dreams” direct-injection engine has created a vibration nightmare.
Some owners say the vibrations are so bad, especially at low RPMs, they’re actually getting nauseous. Well, at least we know what the ‘V’ in CR-V stands for now.
In June 2015, Vivian Romaya filed a lawsuit saying Honda violates its own warranties because:
- The automaker knew about the problem before shipping the SUVs to dealers, but shipped them anyway.
- Certified technicians acknowledge the problem exists, but don’t know how to fix it.
It didn’t take long for a judge to hear the case in California. What’s strange here is that Honda isn’t denying the problem exists … heck, they made a video about it. However, the judge has to find out:
- Did Honda not want to fix the issue because it was expensive and would risk losing some almighty MPGs?
- Should Honda have told potential buyers about the problem? Or offer a buyback?
- Where did I put my ginger gum and sea bands?
Once the lawsuits started piling up (it was six at last count and rising), Honda asked to bring all those suits together for one epic battle-royale:
“With 2015 Honda CR-V vibration lawsuits growing in number, the automaker requested all class-action lawsuits be consolidated before one California judge, something certain plaintiffs are against.”