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Acura Recalls 52,000 TL Models

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On: Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:12AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Acura Recalls 52,000 TL Models

Honda has issued a recall of 52,615 Acura TL models thanks to some questionable hoses. It seems that after dealing with high under-hood temperatures for extended periods of time, that heat along with high power steering fluid temperatures can cause the power steering hoses to deteriorate. That deterioration can lead to leaking fluid which can find its way to the catalytic converters and ultimately cause a fire.  

Honda/Acura is planning on contacting all owners of the affected cars staring next month, but if you'd like to get the jump on the crowd, contact Honda's customer service at 1-888-327-4236 to schedule a free-of-charge appointment for the installation of high-temp resistant hoses.  

Read on for the full report ...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Acura / TL2007-2008
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Mfr's Report Date:May 16, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V222000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Hose, Piping, And Connections
Potential Number of Units Affected:52,615

Summary:

Honda is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Acura TL vehicles. Prolonged under-hood and power steering fluid temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely, resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage.

Consequence:

If this occurs, power steering fluid can leak onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to smoke and possibly an under-hood fire.

Remedy:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, June 15, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

Notes:

Honda's recall campaign number is S39. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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