Honda recalls 50,000 Acuras for potential fire risk
(CBS News/AP) - Honda says it's recalling nearly 53,000 Acura TL sedans in the U.S. to fix a problem with power steering hoses. The hoses can deteriorate over time and leak fluid. That can cause the cars to lose power steering or even cause a fire.
The sedans are from the 2007 and 2008 model years. Honda says there have been no reported crashes, injuries or fires related to the problem.
.Over time, the power steering hose may deteriorate and develop a fluid leak,. read a statement from Honda/Acura. .Leaking power steering fluid could lead to loss of power steering assistance or, if it leaks onto a catalytic converter it may result in smoke, or in the worst case, fire..
Honda Motor Co. recalled 273,000 TLs in in 2008 for a similar problem. They were from the 2004 through 2008 model years.
Owners will get letters in mid-June telling them to take their cars to an Acura dealer.
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