Honda, the international car manufacturing corporation, has issued a recall after discovering potential problems with the power steering systems in 2007-2008 luxury Acura TL sedans. In the U.S. alone, the recall will affect nearly 53,000 vehicles.
Despite no reported accidents or injuries, in time Acura believes that “prolonged, high under-hood temperatures” could significantly weaken the vehicle’s power steering system, thus creating a fluid leak. This fluid leak would not only lead to loss of the power steering capability, but if it leaks onto a catalytic converter, it could result in smoke and in certain cases, a fire.
Acura’s recent statement about the 2007-2008 Acura encourages drivers to receive a “heat resistant” hose replacement at the nearest authorized dealer as soon as possible, completely free of charge. In order to reach all drivers, the company also will be mailing out official notifications to vehicle owners starting in June.
Concerned Acura TL owners can contact Acura at (800) 382-2238 and dial 4 or just visit the company’s webpage at www.recalls.acura.com for more information regarding the recall.