Honda recalls sedans for power-steering issueMon, 01 Oct 2012
Honda has expanded a recall of the Honda Accord and Acura TL sedans that now affects more than a half-million vehicles for a problem with hoses that connect the power steering. Honda says that prolonged exposure to high temperatures could cause the power-steering hoses to crack. The fluid could leak onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to a fire.
The recall affects 625,762 vehicles, from model years 2003 to 2008. The recalled Honda Accords were built from 2003 through 2007, and the Acura TLs came off the line in 2007 or 2008. The problem was first noted back in May.
Honda will notify owners at the end of this month, but repairs won't begin until 2013, according to Honda. Apparently the parts supply is not yet sufficient to handle the claims. Customers affected by the recall will have the repairs done free of charge.
Concerned owners can call Honda's customer service line at (800) 999-1009 or go to www.safercar.gov for more information.
By Jake Lingeman