US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

Honda Accord 2015

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Jason Levine, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, said people need to know the government is moving quickly when lives could be in danger. “With over 100 complaints into an incredibly scary situation — suddenly losing the ability to steer your car while driving — we are glad to see NHTSA undertake a complete analysis of this hazardous situation to determine if a recall is necessary.”

The Associated Press
May 10, 2021

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans.

In documents posted Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it received 31 complaints about the problem and Honda has 77 more. Owners complained about a loss of steering control and the cars veering from their intended travel path. Two crashes and two injuries were reported.

The probe covers Accords from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The agency opened the probe after getting a petition from an owner in October of last year. It will investigate how often the problem happens, how many vehicles are affected, and the safety consequences of the problem. The probe could lead to a recall.

View the full story from The Associated Press via the Miami Herald here.