NHTSA Probing Steering Issue That Impacts 1.1 Million Hondas

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a steering wheel issue that could result in the loss of direction control in more than a million late model Honda Motor Co. vehicles.

The probe involves 1.1 million 2013-2015 Honda Accords and was launched after two accidents that caused injuries and 107 complaints to either the agency or the manufacturer, according to documents posted Monday on the NHTSA website.

The NHTSA Office of Defect Investigation said the origin of the probe dates back to a petition the agency received in October 2020 from a driver of a 2013 Accord who alleged that the vehicle experienced a sudden loss of steering control that led to it veering off course.

NHTSA said the petitioner also alleged that steering issue occurred without warning or driver action while the vehicle was being operated under normal driving conditions.

Honda said in a statement it is aware of NHTSA’s probe and will cooperate.

“Honda takes all safety-related concerns seriously and will continue to cooperate with the NHTSA through the investigation process, as we also continue our own internal review of the available information,” the company said.

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