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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Honda HRV Sudden Unintended Acceleration





Sudden acceleration

When I was pulling into a parking spot, moving slowly, the car suddenly surged forward, jumped the curb and flattened a parking sign. One moment the car was in the parking space and the next it was up on the grass.

There's no way that a driver pulling into a parking spot would ever use the amount of force it would have taken to jam the gas pedal down enough to cause the car to do that, if it would even be possible.

I've seen a lot of information on the Internet about Honda and sudden acceleration. The dealer said there is nothing from Honda stating a known problem in the 2017 HR-V.
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http://www.hrvforum.com/forum/698-hrv-defects-issues-problems/33994-sudden-acceleration.html



Honda Admits Software Problem, Recalls 175,000 Hybrids

7/10/2014



MADISON, Wis. — For the first time, an automobile company has conceded that a software glitch in electronic control units could cause cars to accelerate suddenly, forcing drivers to scramble to take emergency measures to prevent an accident. Honda Motor Co., citing software problems, announced Thursday that it is recalling 175,000 hybrid vehicles in Japan.

Honda revealed that some hybrid versions of its Fit and Vezel subcompacts could suddenly accelerate without warning.

A Honda spokesman in Tokyo told Bloomberg that unintended acceleration incidents have caused property damage, but no injuries or deaths thus far. The recall affects only vehicles that were sold in Japan.

Anthony Anderson, a UK electrical engineering consultant, told EE Times, "To the best of my knowledge, this recall is the first occasion on which any car manufacturer has admitted publicly to a link between a software malfunction and sudden acceleration and issued a recall to fix the software."

Not coincidentally, Toyota Motor Corp. is busy settling several hundred lawsuits contending that its vehicles inadvertently accelerated. The carmaker has never acknowledged the software issue. Instead, it blamed dozens of injuries and deaths on loose floor mats, sticky accelerator pedals, and driver error.

The only time Toyota's defective software faced public scrutiny occurred in last fall's Bookout v Toyota Motor Corp. trial. An Oklahoma County jury found Toyota liable for a crash and awarded $1.5 million of compensation to the driver, Jean Bookout, who was injured in the crash, and $1.5 million to the family of a passenger, Barbara Schwarz, who died.

After the jury verdict, Toyota Motor Corp. reached a confidential settlement with the victims to avoid punitive damages.

"Honda, by acknowledging its mistakes, is much more likely to survive than companies that push problems under the floormat and claim that the problems do not exist," Anderson said.
— Junko Yoshida, Chief International Correspondent, EE Times 


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http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1323061



NHTSA ID Number: 11000029
Incident Date June 19, 2017
Consumer Location HERNDON, VA
Vehicle Identification Number N/A
Summary of Complaint
CRASHYes
FIRENo
INJURIES0
DEATHS0
I WAS PULLING INTO A PARKING SPACE AND THE CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND CRASHED INTO A SIGN, FLATTENING IT. IT MOVED WITH GREAT SPEED.
NHTSA ID Number: 10983307
Incident Date February 18, 2017
Consumer Location Unknown
Vehicle Identification Number 3CZRU5H51HM****
Summary of Complaint
CRASHYes
FIRENo
INJURIES0
DEATHS0
TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2017 HONDA HR-V. WHILE REVERSING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY ONTO A PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY WITHOUT WARNING AND COLLIDED WITH THREE VEHICLES. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TOWED TO A DEALER TO HAVE THE DATA BOX INFORMATION REMOVED, BUT THE DEALER REFUSED SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS. THE MANUFACTURER LATER AUTHORIZED THE DEALER TO COMPLY WITH THE DATA REMOVAL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 2,342.




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