really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,186 miles

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2013 Honda Accord steering problems

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #130

Dec 252016


  • 49,450 miles


When I stopped for paying toll, car displayed engine light and steering safely light with jerking sound, not acceleration and steering G locked for few seconds and then released. I pulled the vehicle to parking lot and stopped...I started the vehicle after 3 minutes... there is a rattling noise in the engine and (fcw) warning came... says fcw system failed. I left the car at parking lot and towing back to dealer tomorrow... not safe to drive as the accelation is very erratic and consistent...traveling with my kids and scared of losing control of the car... it is on interstate 294 close O'hare airport.. christmas day and all repair shops closed

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #129

Sep 152016


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly pulled to the right without the contact turning the steering wheel. The vehicle crashed into the wall on the side of the road. The air bags deployed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. A police report was filed. The contact received injuries to the leg, arm, and hand. The passenger received injuries to their collar bone and knee. Medical attention was required. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact received a notice from the manufacturer indicating that the vehicle needed to be examined for a possible power steering failure due to an extensive amount of complaints that started an investigation regarding the same failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

- De Soto, MO, USA

problem #128

Aug 262016


  • 38,000 miles
When driving all of a sudden power steering fails all the lights on the dashboard flash on and off and all the electrical's shut off including heat/ac. Everythnig goes back to normal after a few seconds. This happens randomlay and at various speeds.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #127

Nov 072016


  • 51,000 miles


Traveling on freeway and a power steering indicator light turned on (see image). The steering became extremely difficult and the car was slightly swaying (similar to driving in a high wind area, except there was no wind). Once exiting the freeway and decreasing the speed the steering became increasingly difficult. The car experienced a complete power steering failure. Once safely at a gas station the car was shut off and turned on again. At this point, the power steering returned to normal. Car was driven to a Honda dealership for inspection and servicing.

- Westlake Village, CA, USA

problem #126

Oct 192016

Accord 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
While driving at about 30 miles an hr. Attempting to change lanes just before a traffic light suddenly steering the car became difficult and I noticed a warning light on. I was able to pull over stop the car then restart it without a steering problem. Mentioning it to my son, he recalled having the same trouble with my car 3 weeks ago.

- Hayesville, NC, USA

problem #125

Oct 052016


  • 54,000 miles
My vehicle, a 2013 Honda Accord ex-L V6, has been having issues where a power steering light would come on in my warning lights, and then I would lose the assistance of electronic power steering. My commute is a short one in the suburbs of Chicago. However, if I were actually in downtown Chicago, or on a highway, the eps failure could be fatal. The first time it happened, I was driving across irving park road, and I pulled over and restarted the car. When I checked the power steering fluid reservoir the next day, it was low and took half a bottle of power steering fluid to fill. The problem recently resurfaced tonight when I was driving home from class. Even after restarting the vehicle several times, the power steering never came back.

- Bellwood, IL, USA

problem #124

Sep 012016


  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. While parking the vehicle, the power steering suddenly failed and caused the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. After the vehicle was restarted, the power steering later returned to normal. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #123

Aug 242016


  • 45,225 miles
While driving on busy atlanta interstate at 55 mph the car became hard to steer all of the sudden and the eps light came-on on the dash board. Therefore, I had to muscle the car over into the shoulder and shut-off the car and restart it then the light went off and I was able to steer it properly. This has occurred twice so far.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #122

Sep 072016


  • 55,000 miles
Two weeks ago, my steering wheel pulled left quickly and then back. I thought I hit a rock. In the past two weeks same issue. Yesterday, pulled out of the garage and the steering wheel indicator light came on. Read the book. Restarted the engine. It went away. Today, after driving about 5 minutes indicator light came on again. Steering wheel froze. Restarted and ok. Driving on major highway, indicator light came on and all steering was frozen. I am traveling, therefore had to find the closest Honda dealer. I am now stranded for two days awaiting repair. I'm 8 hours from home, and now suspicious and worried whether I will return home safely. After reading some entries, I too had slow movements since I have owned this vehicle -- thought is was the new cvs engine.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #121

Sep 012016


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 10 mph, the power steering malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a tree. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact indicated that the failure previously occurred after the battery was recharged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was an electrical short in the dome light. The dome light was removed. The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #120

Aug 272016


  • 33,000 miles


This week, with the car at 33,000 miles on it, my Accord' eps light has been going on and off when starting the car. If it's lighted up and you try to drive, you how no power steering. I have to turn off the car and restart. Sometimes it take upmtomfive try's.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #119

Aug 192016


  • 55,000 miles
Electric power steering my electric power steering light and vehicle stability light came on and the steering felt very loose. I turned the car off and back on and lights went away. Went to the store and the two lights came on again. I immediately turned it back off and the lights went away again. I have read many people have lost control when the light came on and it makes me really nervous to drive the car now.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #118

Aug 052016


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the electronic power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel very difficult to turn. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Camden, ME, USA

problem #117

Aug 012016


  • miles
While driving on a 2 lane road, I suddenly lost power in my steering and as I was approaching a curve I nearly crashed into the car next to me. The steering light came on and steering the car was nearly impossible. I continued to drive and exited a the nearest exit and turned off the car. When I turned it off and on again the light on the dashboard vanished and the steering was back to normal. Since then I haven't felt comfortable driving the vehicle. I called my local Honda service department and they said that without the light on or the issue being apparent, there is nothing they can do. I am concern with this issue as it implies a serious safety issue. I have read some posts and this seems to be a problem with this year and model.

- Mint Hill, NC, USA

problem #116

Jul 262016


  • 76,000 miles
While driving on a local street I attempted to male a left when suddenly the vehicle lost power steering. I turned the vehicle off for a few minutes, turned it on and the steering responded. That same day when returning home I decided not to take the highway because of the steering problem. Again, this time while driving in a straight line the vehicle lost steering. Turning it off again for three minutes seemed to restore steering.

- Trumbull, CT, USA

problem #115

Jun 022016


  • 87,000 miles
In about three weeks ago, when sometimes I turn the wheels I loose the power and the car restarted. It making me scary to drive the car. I went to the Honda dealer in collage park, Maryland with the recall letter for the eps system that I received and explained to them the problem that I am having, but I did not get any help. They said that there was an update on my system last year and that the problem is not caused by the eps system and I have to pay $130 for the diagnose.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #114

Jun 202016


  • 63,500 miles
First occasion it happened, the steering wheel jerked to the right, the steering wheel light did not come on.. (30 mph) second occasion it happened, the steering wheel jerked to the right, the steering wheel light did not come on. I was driving roughy 20 mph. Third time it happened, I was driving 70 mph and almost hit the guy next to me. The steering wheel light did not come on the fourth time it happened, I was driving 40 mph and the steering wheel light did come on. I did not have power steering for about 30 miles. The fifth time it happened, I was driving about 80 mph and the light did not come on.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #113

Jun 122016


  • 38,000 miles
While driving my 2013 Honda Accord my steering wheel locked up twice after a dash light came on. This almost resulted in a crash both times I was able to stop. To get the wheel to unlock I had to turn the car off restart it and it would work properly agan. This is a V6 Accord and has approx 38000 miles on it well maintained. Please help this could cause serious injuries or death if locks up especially on the highway. This needs to be a recall. Note that I was making left turns both times.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #112

May 302016


  • 33,000 miles
There was total power steering failure while doing parallel parking twice in an hour today (5/30/2016). It too much effort to turn even a little. We were lucky we were not on highway or street. Restarting the car seemed to resolve first failure. Second failure corrected itself upon driving couple of feet. Now, I am afraid to drive the car till this problem is fixed as it may result in crash.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #111

Apr 302016


  • 25,000 miles
In attempting parallel parking practice with son, experienced total power steering failure (multiple instances) when wheel was fully turned. Vehicle was either stopped to turn wheel into parking spot, or moving very slow (under 2 mph).

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

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