definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,189 miles

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problem #2

Oct 112011

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,378 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that when turning and reversing, an abnormal noise was coming from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 18,378. Updated 09/02/14 the consumer stated the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and replace the steering column. This resolved the problem. Updated 11/12/2014

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 192011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
There is a known fabrication defect of the steering column on Honda Accord 2009 model. A service bulletin was issued by Honda corporation regarding this issue in 2009. The lower bearing of the steering column was mis-installed. As a result, the steering column makes a clunk noise when the steering wheel is turned. I first brought this issue to the attention of the Honda dealership soon after I purchased the car in October 2009. They did not do anything about it. Meanwhile the steering became sticky. In other words the bearing in causing binding. I am afraid that at a sudden turn of the steering wheel, the bearing might shatter and lock up the steering column. I consider this to be a serious safety issue.

- Monroeville, PA, USA