Honda Recall: 53,000 Acura TLs Affected in Recall Due to Power Steering Problem
Another recall has been announced by car manufacturer Honda, particularly in its Acura model.
Honda announced in its official website that it is recalling 52,615 model-year 2007-2008 Honda Acura TL sedans in the United States. It is also mentioned that deteriorating power-steering hoses sparked the Honda recall.
According to the news release published on Honda.com on Thursday, May 17, 2012, the power steering hose may deteriorate and develop a fluid leak over time on these sedans. Leaking power steering fluid could lead to loss of power steering assistance and if it leaks onto a catalyctic converter, it may result in smoke or fire.
Notification regarding this recall will be mailed to Honda customers starting mid-June 2012. Honda encourages owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive the notification.
Vehicle owners can also check if their vehicle is part of this recall by going online at www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 382-2238, and selecting option 4, the news release said.
Honda reportedly said that there have been no reported crashes, injuries or fires related to this problem.
The same power steering problem expanded in China where Honda has recalled a total of 537 vehicles produced between May 2006 and January 2007.
Honda’s China subsidiary will offer free repairs and component replacements for the recalled vehicles starting from May 31, 2012.