Honda Accord investigated by NHTSA for power-steering failures

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co.'s Accord, the best- selling car to U.S. individual buyers in the first half of this year, is being investigated by the U.S. after regulators received 24 complaints about power-steering failure in 2013 models.

Some 374,000 cars could be affected, according to a statement posted Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defect Investigation.

Four complaints allege that failures resulted in crashes, all at speeds of less than 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour, according to the statement.

The investigation office, which opened a probe Nov. 4, said it has seen patterns in early-warning data submitted by Honda.

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