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.
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…)