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Feds Investigate More Than 1M Honda Accords Over Steering Concerns

More than 1 million Honda Accord models are facing scrutiny from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over concerns that drivers may unexpectedly lose their ability to steer the midsize sedans.

The NHTSA probe will cover approximately 1.1 million Accord models between the 2013 and 2015 model years, and it comes as a response to 107 complaints received by the federal agency.

According to NHTSA, the investigation will look into whether the Accords “are experiencing a sudden loss of steering control as the vehicle veers from its intended path of travel.”

The next step is for Honda to respond to a number of requests for information about steering system anomalies. Neither Honda nor the NHTSA has issued a recall or suggested that owners should park their vehicles during the investigation.

Affected Accord models are equipped with electric power steering assistance, a feature that was new to the car for the 2013 model year.

This isn’t the first time NHTSA has taken a closer look at the Accord. Back in 2015, the agency conducted a separate investigation into power steering assistance loss in response to reports of two crashes, but NHTSA concluded that there was no manufacturing defect with the vehicles. Find a Honda Accord for sale

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Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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