HondaHonda Motor (HMC) may be the subject of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation because of possible acceleration problems with its Honda Accord Hybrid that may have caused a 2005 crash that killed one person, the Associated Press reported citing NHTSA documents.

The potential recall, which would involve investigating the Accord Hybrid's antilock braking controls, could apply to about 25,000 vehicles, the wire service said.

Honda competitor Toyota Motor (TM) has recalled more than 10 million vehicles over the past year largely because of unintended acceleration complaints, while being subject to hundreds of lawsuits. Most of the recalls were caused by stuck accelerators and gas pedals getting caught on floor mats.

A woman filed a complaint with NHTSA seeking an Accord Hybrid recall after being injured in a July 2005 crash that injured her and killed one passenger, AP reported, citing NHTSA documents, in which the woman said her car crashed into oncoming traffic after losing braking power and accelerating on its own.

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NHTSA is opening an investigation on one complaint for an accident that happened five years ago? I dont see an issue here.

November 23 2010 at 10:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If this is true it seems that there are alot of people that just do not Know how to drive to have brakes go bad and run away accleration is very hard to belive and all at the same time.

November 22 2010 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply