AmericaThe Bureau of Error Investigation under the US National Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) will do technical analysis for the 2013-2015 Accord model.
The test will be to determine the fault of the steering system that caused the vehicle to suddenly lose control. This could affect an estimated 1.12 million Accord in the US.
Faulty Accord models can suddenly turn in another direction without any warning to the driver. The phenomenon occurs under perfectly normal driving conditions and without any steering impact of the person behind the wheel.
The NHTSA’s Office of Error Investigation (ODI) had a complaint about this error and sent two letters to Honda asking for information about the steering system error on the 2013-2015 Accord. The organization also checked drivers’ complaints about the model in the NHTSA database.
Based on the information obtained, the ODI found 77 complaints from Honda reports and 31 from NHTSA. After removing one coincidence, a total of 107 complaints remained.
Complaints from the NHTSA include two cases of accident or fire, and two cases of people being injured. Honda’s information does not include any reports of accidents, fires or injuries.
Technical analyzes will examine the range, frequency and safety-related consequences of loss of steering control. ODI will then provide a report deciding whether to request a recall by Honda to fix the problem.
Car 2013 marked the debut of the 9th generation Accord in the US. The sedan is equipped with MacPherson front suspension, instead of the double wishbone suspension system like the previous generation. Engine options include a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, 3.5-liter V6, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid.
America – England (according to the Automotive News)