"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."
Yadda yadda yadda.
Twenty-four "complaints". Out of 360,089 cars sold.
Until VERY recently, NHTSA didn't bother to look
into ANYTHING until they had received at least
a THOUSAND complaints.
Why? Because on investigation it always turned out
universally that 999 to 1000 of those thousand
complaints were groundless.
But, what with the very recent mindless panics and
media/labor-union anti-Toyota politicization, NHTSA
has been badgered into responding to the most trivial
and baseless non-events.
You surely simply have electric boost instead of
hydraulic boost. The steering itself is still a
solid mechanical hookup from steering wheel to road wheel..
You want "fly by wire"? Buy a Boeing.
Ahem. Make that "shift".
I really like the BMW "manual" shifter that clicks like a high-end
game controller, I think it's absurd that the Honda automatic shifter
still clunks and pretends to be a mechanical linkage. Shit, Chrysler
had push-buttons in the 1960s. And I still want paddle-shifters to
help my CVT to respond better. I see Honda finally expanded the paint
colors available on the sport model, but it lacks a sunroof ... have
they made paddle shifters an available option yet on the non-sport?
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