• Apr 30, 2010
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Honda has put out a recall of around 167,000 Acura TSX sedans to fix a power steering hose and o-ring gasket which could deteriorate prematurely. Previous generation (2004-2008) models are affected by the issue, which involves the hose cracking due to high underhood temperatures resulting in the power steering fluid leaking, contacting the exhaust components and potentially creating smoke or a fire.

Owners can expect to receive notification in the mail late next month, but you can get all the details in the release after the jump.


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Acura today announced a recall of approximately 167,000 Acura TSX vehicles to replace a power steering hose. Affected TSX vehicles are 2004-2008 models sold in the United States with the 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine. The repair involves installing a new power steering hose, o-ring gasket and fluid-- all done at no cost to the vehicle owner.

The recall is being conducted due to the potential for premature deterioration of the exterior surface of the hose as a result of prolonged exposure to high under-hood temperatures. In the event of excessive deterioration, a crack in the hose could develop, which could allow power steering fluid to leak or spray on a hot exhaust component potentially generating smoke or a fire. Acura has only received notice of one incident resulting in a fire.

Owners of affected vehicles will be informed by mail starting at the end of May. In addition, TSX owners can go to owners.acura.com/recalls or may call (800) 382-2238 for more information.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Great looking? It was boring and unoffensive at best. I guess, all things being equal, that's still better than the 'beaten with an ugly stick' theme their designers currently seem to employ. Who would really notice if Honda put Acura to pasture? Long gone are the days where the Integra was a good buy and the NSX sparked the interest of enthusiasts.

      The RL is all but forgotten.
      The TL is heinous and confused.
      The TSX is a little TL.
      The ZDX is...so ugly I'm at a loss for words.
      The MDX started the whole fugly trend.

      Someone needs to stop the shipment of hallucinogens into Honda's R&D facilities.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This posting is a riot!!! Laughing to tears.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My TL had the exact same recall a few years earlier. few poor parts I guess.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Any chance of recalling Acuras for those huge defective chrome beaks? Or would that just be handled by a Technical Service Bulletin?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have an '08, so I'll take this in to get looked at. I love the car as a "do-everything" vehicle. It looks a lot better when it's lower and it has the Accord Euro grille.

      My Dad has an '09 and I think it's pretty ugly. What's with these huge wheel arches on cars now? They DON'T look cool. Rivet-on overfenders are cool, big flat arches look ridiculous. The rest of the new Acura lineup has too much chrome/silver crap.

      • 4 Years Ago
      The 1st gen TSX had no visual excitement at all, but the car just radiates high quality from every angle. And it's a great drive. Beyond the grille, the new TSX is pretty conservatively styled as well but they still have a high quality look to them. Nothing fancy, just tight seems, well finished details and no real unresolved design elements. It even wears the grill reasonably well in that it is flush with the surface and its upper edge lines up with the top of the headlights. This is where I think things go wrong with the TL and RDX. It may still not be the prettiest shape, but I have to wonder: If there had been no BMW and some brand suddenly sprouted the same twin kidney grill treatment, isn't it likely that design element it would be just as vilified?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That really was a great looking car. It's sad how ugly current Acura's are. I would rather deal with the recal than own a current Acura.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well it was only a rebadged Honda, after all. Still a classy looking machine though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So wait, if you own an Acura BEFORE the grille became ugly and gross... you get punished?

        Life isn't fair. :
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1 Bloke

        I love how all the media insist on making sure the first thing you hear about any new Lincoln or Cadillac product is that it rides on the same platform as an existing Ford or GM product. In the latest issue of CR the first sentence of the article about the MKT calls it Lincolns "version" of the Flex even though the two have no resemblance to each other. However Honda can Parade around rebadged Hondas as Acuras without a word.

        Personally that current grill is a deal breaker for me and Acura.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The current TSX is pretty much just a 3D version of the old TSX... it looks a lot sharper. :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        That TSX was really a nice car. My friend owns one of these and even though it's not an exciting car, it still looks pretty great. The design of this car was really well done. It's way better looking than Acura's current lineup.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Scads of honda toyota recalls - love your brand even more... scads of domestic recalls, throw them under the bus forever..

      I love lemmings. The 03 TL was the worst vehicle I ever had the torture of driving.
        • 4 Years Ago
        my 04 TSX is the best all around car I have ever had the pleasure of driving.

        100K miles - Zero problems (2 total recalls including this new one)
        32 mpg average on most tanks (about 85% highway, but traveling at 80mph)

        Still looks great - in fact there is no chance I am trading on a new Acura, I think mine looks better than anything currently in the lineup. At this point I am keeping the thing until I can find a mid-priced sporty diesel car (no VWs or Audis - have been down that road).
      • 4 Years Ago
      yeah, the new acuras are FUGLY , PLEASE REDESIGN THEM!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Say

        I bet you never owned an Acura, let alone sat in one. What a Troll.
        • 4 Years Ago
        that's just opinion, many including myself like the new Acura styling (I liked the old styling too), the angular styling on TL for instance doesn't look like anything else on the road which is important, heck, I even like the beak!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought these had electric power steering.
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