Accord Steering Pulls to One Side
The 2013-2015 Honda Accord is being investigated for a sudden loss of steering control. Owners say the cars can deviate from a straight line and pull hard to the side without any kind of warning.Continue reading article "Accord Steering Pulls to One Side"
Power Steering Whine
One of the more common complaints about Honda's power steering is how it can whine or groan everytime you turn the wheel. Turns out all that noise is due to air getting into the power steering system because of two, old O-rings. There's no …Continue reading article "Power Steering Whine"
Where Steering Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- noise from power steering pump in the 2006 Odyssey
- loud intermittent whine when turning in the 2005 Odyssey
- power steering fails while driving in the 2013 Accord
- steering pump whine in the 2007 Odyssey
- stiffness in steering in the 2006 Odyssey
- power steering failure in the 2007 Fit
- heavy steering at low speeds in the 2005 Odyssey
After a couple hundred miles ... I noticed this car pulls hard to the left on the highway and on a lot of local roadways. Brought it in to the dealer where it was purchased and they re-did the alignment after finding the steering wheel was misaligned causing the vehicle to pull hard left ... Told me they test drove the vehicle and the alignment was within Honda's standard. Left the dealership and after a few longer highway trips and a lot of local roadways the vehicle still pulls hard left.
Since new, my Accord has pulled to the left signifigantly at highway speeds. Most of my driving is on the interstate to and from work 5 days a week (about 20 miles each way). I didn't notice it at first but then I started wondering why my left wrist was always hurting. Finally it dawned on me, I was fighting the damn steering wheel!
The government has opened an investigation into dangerous steering problems in the 2013-2015 Honda Accord
following a petition and a strong uptick in complaints. The cars suddenly deviate from their intended path and pull hard to one side.…keep reading article "2013-2015 Accord Under Investigation For Strange Steering Behavior"
A Honda owner has petitioned the government to look into some bizarre and dangerous power steering issues in the 2013 Accord.
The owner claims the car suddenly pulls to the side without any warning. And he's not alone. There are hundreds of steering complaints about wonky steering behavior, particularly in the the 2013 model year.…keep reading article "Government Petitioned to Look Into Strange Steering Issues in 2013 Accord"
Honda is recalling a small number of 2017-2018 Civics and CR-Vs] because of a loose magnet in the electronic power steering system.
How bad can a loose magnet be? “Unless it's properly secured, the magnet can dislodge and during a turn where the wheel is as far as it can go, the power steering assist will be applied in the opposite direction.”
Oh. I’m guessing that’s a jarring and unwelcome surprise.keep reading article "Loose Magnet in Electronic Power Steering System"
how did Honda get off without having to fix the problem?
By telling NHTSA what they wanted to hear:
- They said the issue can be traced to early production issues with torque sensors. Issues that were "quickly" resolved. No word on just how quick we're talking about here.
- They said most of those faulty sensors have already kicked the bucket ... at least they think. So nothing to worry about here, right?
Well, NHTSA agreed. They said power steering failure was a "declining trend" and didn't warrant a recall. But of course they had to get one last jab under the ribs of owners:
keep reading article "NHTSA Steers Clear of Recalling the Accord's Power Steering Problems"
"The closing of [the investigation] does not constitute a determination that no defect exists."