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Those of you rolling in a 2005–2008 Acura RL take note: Honda has issued a recall for your power steering hose and being the educated consumer that you are, you won't have to wait by the mailbox to know about it.

The high temperatures created by the V6 under the RL's hood are apparently causing some cracks to form in the power steering hose that could lead to fluid leaking onto the catalytic converter, resulting in a fire, which is bad. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration issued the recall, but no injuries or fires have been reported as of yet.

Approximately 43,200 Acura RLs are affected by the recall and since it's likely that you're more informed than your local Acura service department, we'd suggest you print out this post and tell the folks at your dealer that you've got a friend in the industry.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      43000? I didn't know they sold that many...Anyway,it's a step in the right direction...instead of letting their customers find out on their own...
      • 7 Years Ago
      This seems to be a trend in Honda's, that is, them having power steering issues.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For what its worth, I work at an Acura dealership in the service department. We all were informed about this weeks ago. We stopped all sales of the RL until this was fixed and immediately contacted RL owners about this. It is a problem that MAY occur and I have yet to see this on my watch.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Have no fear.

      Consumer Reports and C&D will excuse this away with the snap of their fingers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh noooo! A recall!

      .....eh
      • 7 Years Ago
      Every major auto manufacturer has recalls. No big deal. At least nobody's reported any actual problems with it yet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Happens to the best of them. We can all lighten up on the domestics from now on when it happens to them. All the auto companys are trying to build a good product. I don`t mind having my car fixed on the companys coin.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda has a recall? NO WAY!
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least it's not government forcing an automaker to make the recall like GM & Ford.

      Honda / Acura always make good on their recalls.

      GM & Ford sucks!

        • 7 Years Ago
        I love these people!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually it is government forcing Honda to make this recall LOL
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Those of you rolling in a 2005–2008 Acura RL take note." Both of you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It happens....one recall okay, but when it's a string of them a la the Tundra--that's bad.
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