Acura Recalling More Than 167,000 TSX Sedans for Fire Hazard: Honda Motors’ Acura division is recalling 167,255 of its 2004 – 2008 MY TSX sedans with the 2.4-liter inline-four in the U.S. because the power steering hose can potentially deteriorate prematurely and leak fluids causing a fire hazard.
“Oil leaking onto a hot exhaust pipe will generate smoke and a burning smell, and could potentially result in an under hood fire,” Honda said in a notice on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
This latest recall comes only two weeks after Honda recalled approximately 1,850 Acura ZDX crossovers for a potential air-bag problem.
The Japanese automaker said that it will notify TSX owners and dealers will repair the affected vehicles free of charge. The repair involves installing a new power steering hose, o-ring gasket and fluid. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about May 28, 2010.
For more information, TSX owners can contact Acura directly at 1-800-382-2238.