Our Fleet Test Drive: Honda Accord - 7th Report
20 May 2009
Author: Hugh Hunston
Accord steering wheel
|Category:|| Upper medium|
|P11D price:|| £24,790|
|Key rival:|| VW Passat|
Technicians at Honda have solved the mystery of our Accord Tourer's spooky steering, with an un-nerving 'groove' just off centre, not unlike the sensation of tramlining.
Forensic inquiries found that "the wrong kind of grease" was used on this early model's steering rack, causing the turn-in "stickiness".
The rack has been replaced and Honda wants Accord drivers affected by this problem to contact their dealers so it can be remedied. They emphasise that Accords have been affected on a "random basis" and it is not a safety issue.
|Honda Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC EX|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£20,190-£27,490|
|CO2 (tax) ||157g/km/22%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£93/£185|
|Service interval||variable mls|
|Boot space (min/max)||406/672 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Does Accord meet Honda’s|
claims that it’s taking the
brand into premium territory?
|Positive||Handsome, loaded spec, |
lacks low end pull