really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,018 miles

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2006 Honda Accord steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Sep 102012


  • 60,000 miles


I noticed my vehicle was leaking fluid on the garage floor. Later my steering started to get rigid and make noises. While I was driving I started to smell something burning. I took the vehicle into the closet shop and I was told that my high pressure power steering hose was leaking oil on the exhaust system and was dangerous to be driving because of a fire. After, I fixed my vehicle I noticed that there was a recall for the same issue on the 2003-07, V6 Honda Accord. According to the Honda service bulletin the recall was the same hose by just a part number apart. Because my Honda Accord in a 4 cylinder it was not shown as being eligible to be fixed by Honda. I am very disappointed in Honda!!

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jan 302012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 83,247 miles
My 2006 Honda Accord ex V6 was taken on a trip. The first day of the trip, dark smoked poured into the vehicle through the interior vents and also came out from under the hood. A very large amount of dark smoke was involved and also had a distinct smell of burning. It appeared as though the car was going to catch on fire. We immediately pulled off of the road, jumped out of the car, and called a tow truck to take the vehicle to a nearby Honda dealership. The service manager called to say the high pressure hose had a hole in it which caused fluid to leak onto the catalytic converter. He said the pump seals were leaking and the power steering pump needed to be replaced. We were without a car for two and a half days while on vacation. Later found out appletree Honda in fletcher nc charged $314 for a used pump, though never telling us it was used. The hose cost $136.43, along with other belts, etc... we left with a $914 bill.

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #6

Oct 032012


  • 129,885 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, he noticed the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact stated that the power steering failed and the battery warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. Also, the temperature gauge reading increased and immediatelly after the contact noticed smoke emitting from underneath the hood. After placing the vehicle in park the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed power steering fluid spraying out of the power steering hose which was cracked in two places. In addition, the alternator belt was shredded at the edges. The vehicle was towed to the contacts home and was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 12V222000 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 129,885.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 012012


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. The contact stated that he noticed the vehicle was leaking power steering fluid. The vehicle was able to be driven to a private mechanic where it was found that the rack and pinion failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V222000 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections). The failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 132011

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord ex. The contact stated that the vehicle started to leak fluids and white smoke was coming from under the hood of the vehicle. The dealer diagnosed that there was a hole in the high pressure power steering hose. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V551000 ( steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections), which he believed pertained to the exact defect. The vehicle was repaired by the contact. The failure mileage was 158,000 and the current mileage was 159,000. Updated 10/27/11 updated 12/06/2011

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
I was in park proceeded to put my car in reverse instead of backing up, the car kept moving in a semi - circle, the vehicle was out of control. Thus, I attempted to bring the car to a halt by stepping on the brakes, however, the brake pedal ceased to work and did not stop the car from being in motion. In closing, the car lost control went about 100ft. Or more till it finally came to a stop at the end of the parking lot. Lastly, the car is at coast Honda, however, I was informed there was not anything they could do to repair the car. My concern is if this happens again what if anything can I do to prevent this? as such, this time I was fortunate because, I was in a parking lot and not on a road, where I could have had an accident, or worse. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 162010


  • 48,319 miles
This is a test regarding audit 10M3003M000

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

May 042009


  • 48,000 miles
At about 48,000 miles on the cars odometer, my power steering pump failed, it was not all the time only when turning and parking, with vehicle not in motion. The dealer said that the power steering pump was loosing pressure and that it only happens on V6 models.

- Havertown, PA, USA

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