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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,120 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2016 Honda Accord steering problems

steering problem

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2016 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 032016


  • 150 miles


Car was purchased brand new from dealership in fort smith, ar. Upon inspection 10 days after purchase. (miles: 502) vehicle undercarriage and suspension had significant rust and oxidization damage. In this region of the United States- rust is very uncommon if not ever present, much less, on a brand new vehicle. After numerous attempts to work with american Honda and the local dealership, they claim to have exhausted all efforts and have done all "repairs" they intend to do. The work done was only surface removal and since then, a rear oil leak has developed and the back seat door panels have separated from the body of the vehicle. Let it be known that I have been without a vehicle since the beginning of this process, June 3, 2016. This is unacceptable and unbelievable that a brand new vehicle has this extent of rust damage. I am a mechanic with over 40 years of experience and have never seen this type of damage on a vehicle, let alone a new purchase. If I would have known this would even be an issue, I would have inspected the vehicle before purchase. Because of it being a new vehicle, who would have expected this problem from a trusted vehicle brand such as Honda?! I have made sure to document this thoroughly and have more than 70 photos for your review. Please contact me anytime for those or any additional documentation you might need.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #5

Sep 092016


  • 22,700 miles
While parallel parking in my neighborhood, the steering became stiff, to the point that the steering wheel could not be turned.

- Royersford, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 132016


  • 575 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda Accord. While driving 25 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to be diagnosed, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 575. The VIN was not available.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 062016


  • 106 miles


The contact owned a 2016 Honda Accord. While driving around a bend at approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact crashed into a telephone phone. The air bags deployed. The driver sustained injuries to the neck, back, right arm, and left knee that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 106.

- Verplack, NY, USA

problem #2

May 282016


  • 6,600 miles
Lately, I decided not to drive my 2016 Honda Accord on the highway for safety precaution until the Honda dealership does something about my car. I don't have full control of steering wheel about 40 mph. I took back four times, the dealership mechanic saw nothing wrong. I know it is steering issue. One would have to drive the car for a while to encounter the problem that am having with it. I will take it back after the holiday for a replacement. One way or another I will not keep on driving a car which represents a safety issue for me and others. The problem is felt on both, the city street and the highway.

- Queens Village, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 092016


  • 590 miles
At less than 600 miles, suddenly while driving at less than 30mph, transmission failure, in drive, operated like low gear. Car rattle, warning lights flashing: Electric power steering, cylinder malfunction, TPMS, and vsa.

- Port Washington, NY, USA

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