Federal Regulators Investigating 1999-2001 Honda Accords for Possible Ignition Problem

DETROIT January 18, 2005; The AP reported that Federal regulators are investigating whether certain models of the Honda Accord have a faulty ignition system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday.

NHTSA is investigating Accords from the 1999-2001 model year. There are about 1.2 million Accords on the road from those years.

Federal regulators have received complaints that the ignition system allows the driver to remove the key when the vehicle is in positions other than "park." If the vehicle is stopped but not in "park," it could roll and get into a crash, the agency said.

NHTSA said there have been 75 complaints about the ignition system to the government and Honda Motor Co. There have been 11 reported crashes but no injuries.

Honda Accords from the 1998 and 1999 model years were recalled in 2003 for the same defect. The Accords being investigated now weren't involved in that recall.

Honda spokeswoman Sara Pines said the company is cooperating with the investigation.

NHTSA investigations can lead to vehicle recalls.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Home | Buyers Guides For Every Auto Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | 2016-1993 Car Reviews Truck Reviews
1996-2016 Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2016 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to Editor-in-Chief@theautochannel.com.

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to submit@theautochannel.com.
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: http://www.theautochannel.com/