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"
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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"
If your fire extinguisher shot out liquid propane when you needed to put out a flame, you’d be surprised.
If your door lock opened in the middle of the night just because it was windy out, you’d be confused. It’s scary when the things that are supposed to protect you fail.
This is where we're at with Honda's airbags. These clouds of safety have turned into a stormy nightmare (and I'm not even talking about the Takata mess).…keep reading article "Are the Accord's Airbags Safe?"
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."
The investigation into the 2008 Accord's overly sensitive airbags has been upgraded to an engineering anaylsis.
The investigation found 293 reports of people shutting the doors and triggering the driver-side or passenger-side side curtain air bag, and even the side seat-mounted torso air bag. NHTSA found 14 people who allegedly were injured because of the air bags.
The original investigation was opened back in February.keep reading article "Investigation into Accord Airbags Upgraded to an Engineering Analysis"
If you own a 2008 Accord you might want to think twice about slamming the doors.
An investigation has been opened into claims that the airbags will deploy when the door is shut with any force. From CarComplaints.com:
Safety regulators have received 28 complaints alleging the side air bags can deploy when a front door is shut. The government says two injuries have been reported involving the driver or passenger side curtain air bag and the side torso/seat-mounted air bags.
Sure, you've been hitting the gym more lately but this still shouldn't happen.keep reading article "Why Are Honda Airbags Deploying When Owners Shut Their Doors?"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.