Thanks Lokke85. Please keep us updated.It is the rack, they replaced mine and so far so good. I just hope it was from a different batch. Service advisor said something binds once it heats up but they can't figure out exactly which component it is.
As mentioned in the other steering thread on this board ('22 Lx steering sticking), have a deposit on a '23 EX. I won't take it unless cause/resolution, number of vehicles affected, etc, becomes clear and Honda puts out a TSB or recall by that time or otherwise publicizes it. Otherwise, each dealer will guess and have different "resolutions" including saying nothing wrong per above stories.
Since you went 22+k before your issue started, could be a while to have better idea if fixed. If more get rack replaced, may start to get a better idea.
In process of replacing rack, does the car have the same exact "feel" as did before issue began, i.e did dealer screw up anything else in process, including something as small as steering wheel not being centered, etc?