Honda is recalling nearly 53,000 Acura TL cars for possible problems with their power steering systems. The recall affects TL sedans from model years 2007 and 2008, although no accidents or injuries have been reported.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some TLs may have problems with a hose that’s part of the power steering system. “Over time the hose could deteriorate, potentially causing a leak,” reports Left Lane News. “Honda warns that a leak could cause the car to lose power steering or even cause a fire.”
This isn’t the first time the Acura TL has been hit with a recall. According to the Detroit Free Press, Honda has already recalled 273,000 TL cars from model years 2004 to 2008 to fix a similar problem with the upscale midsize car’s power steering.
Honda says that it will begin mailing notifications to Acura TL owners in mid-June and dealers will replace the power steering hose with a new heat-resistant hose for free. If you’re not sure whether your Acura is affected by the recall, you can visit www.recalls.acura.com or call 1-800-382-2238 for more information. You can also visit NHTSA’s website or call the agency’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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