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NHTSA Opens Investigations into Nearly 400,000 Vehicles

Safety regulators looking at Honda, Infiniti steering problems.

by on Nov.10, 2014

The 2013 Honda Accord is the focus of a NHTSA investigation for potential steering problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials opened investigations into 374,000 2013 Honda Accords and 17,000 2008 Infiniti EX35 crossovers for steering problems that led to dozens of complaints and possibly four accidents.

Regulators received 24 complaints about the Accords, claiming the vehicles lose power steering or that a significant increase in effort was needed to steer the vehicle. In the complaints were allegations of four accidents occurring as a result of the problem. The collisions all happened at speeds of less than 30 mph, according to NHTSA.

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According to some of the complaints, the problem was fixed after shutting the car off and restarting it. However, some reports showed that the problem returned after that was done. (more…)

Feds Investigating Nissan Versas, Dodge Rams

More than 600,000 cars subject to latest NHTSA query.

by on Jun.30, 2014

NHTSA is investigating 360,000 Nissan Versas from 2012-2014 for unintended acceleration issues.

Federal safety regulators continue to pressure automakers as they announced two separate investigations involving more than 600,000 Nissan Versas and Dodge Rams.

In the case of the Versa, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reviewing complaints that an interior trim panel is causing unintended acceleration. The query impacts 360,000 Versa, Versa sedans and Versa Notes from 2012 to 2014.

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According to the four complaints, the trim piece catches the edge of a driver’s shoe, trapping the foot and interfering with the ability to use the brakes. Nissan officials said the maker will cooperate with the investigation. (more…)