NHTSA opens investigation on 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid vehicles

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 22, 2010

According to the latest reports from Automotive News, it appears that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation in order to find out if some Honda hybrid vehicles are subject to unintended acceleration.

The federal regulators agreed to look into a complaint which ended with a fatal crash back in July 2005.

According to the report, a woman driving a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid said that when trying to use the breaks, the car sped up and couldn’t be controlled. As a result, she crossed into oncoming traffic.

The accident left the passenger dead and the driver disabled and also injured the occupants of two other vehicles. The driver listed 22 complaints from other owners or drivers about incidents involving Honda Accord and Civic hybrids, which seemed to be similar to her accident.

The other accidents also included inadequate braking performance while driving over uneven road surfaces. Honda did not comment any of this.

For those who don’t know, a big manufacturer affected by unintended acceleration was Toyota, which recalled 15.4 million vehicles worldwide.

More than 10 million of these the recalls were related to unintended acceleration. Back in 2005, the Honda sold 16,826 Accord Hybrid and 25,864 Civic Hybrid vehicles in the United States. [via autonews - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Many have been excited with the impending arrival of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and the new 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is slated to be the brand’s new range-topping model....
by - October 21, 2016
Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Tagged as the most extreme fuel-cell-powered...
by - October 21, 2016
Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the...
by - October 21, 2016
Many are already expecting BMW to launch an ultra luxurious SUV that will serve at its new flagship by late 2018. Larger than the X5 and X6, the new X7...
by - October 21, 2016
Most of you may have heard or already have one of those autonomous home appliances doing the house chores. Thus, it’s not anymore unusual to see a car going places...
by - October 20, 2016