Why does my accord shut off while driving? Dash gauges shut off, radio stays on. Honda said my car is not covered by an ignition switch recall. The problem can happen at 65mph, or while idling at a traffic light. Its intermittent, seen as little as 85 miles apart, and as much as 450 miles apart. Been a problem now for 8 months. I can restart it right away, I just put it in neutral and start it up while gliding to continue.