It appears like the microphone problem with original Pixel phones is back to haunt Google. The company is facing a lawsuit, with complainants claiming the issue was there from the beginning, & despite knowing this, Google continued to sell the phones.
Amusingly, while none of the named plaintiffs sent their units for repair, the lawsuit claims even the replacement phones had the same problem.
The lawsuit is being handled by Girard Gibbs LLP, the same company which is also handling the lawsuit related to Pixel 2’s display.
Google hasn’t officially commented on the matter.