According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda is recalling over 625,762 Accord and Acura TL models. The Accord models in question were all built for the 2003 to 2007 model years and are all equipped with V6 engines, while the affected Acura TL sedans are from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

NHTSA report states that the power steering hoses in these vehicles may deteriorate prematurely, and can cause fluid to leak onto hot parts of the engine. If power steering fluid were to spill onto a hot catalytic converter, it could cause smoke and potentially a fire.

Earlier this year, we reported that 52,615 Acura TL models were being recalled for this same issue, but Honda has now added 573,147 Accords to the list of potentially faulty vehicles.

Honda will begin notifying these new affected customers near the end of October, though not all of these vehicles will be repaired immediately. According to NHTSA, "Sufficient parts are not yet available for owners of the vehicles covered by the September 2012 expansion, but are expected to be available in early 2013."

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Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s):

ACURA / TL / 2007-2008
HONDA / ACCORD / 2003-2007

Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Report Receipt Date: MAY 17, 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: 625,762

Summary

Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2008 Acura TL and model year 2003-2007 Accord V6 vehicles. In May 2012, Honda filed a defect report to recall certain model year 2007 and 2008 Acura TL vehicles. In September 2012, Honda informed the agency that it was including an additional 573,147 vehicles including certain model year 2003 through 2007 Accord V6 vehicles. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 625,762. 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 original recall began in June 2012, and owners of those vehicles may obtain the free remedy. Sufficient parts are not yet available for owners of the vehicles covered by the September 2012 expansion, but are expected to be available in early 2013. Honda will notify owners of these vehicles beginning on October 26, 2012, and will notify these owners again when parts are available so those vehicles can be brought to dealers for applications of the free remedy. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

Notes

Honda's recall campaign number for the original recall is S39. Honda's recall numbers for the additional vehicles are S59 (Inspection) and S60 (Remedy). Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      kontroll
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      not onlyare these cars worthless junk, but they also are competeing for the ugliest worthless junk title...only a toyota can be worse than this POS
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          kontroll
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          hey a$$wipe, read your own comments and see who the frustrated and angry moron is...but then you're too stupid to exercise autocriticism ( I bet you don't even know what that word means shmuck)
      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Typical Asian vehicle recall. Hundreds of thousands recalled that have been on the road for years. I have to ask, wasn't this problem noticed earlier? And if so, why did it take so long to issue a recall? I'll stick with Ford. Recalls? Yes, but small recalls that Ford jumps on when the vehicle is still new.
        Walt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Walt
        Firestone problem, not Ford.
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        snugfitstudio
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        @Walt
        Right, Ford wouldn't be issuing recals on 2003 model year cars. None of them are on the road any more.
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          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snugfitstudio
          Did you vote yourself up? Get lost troll. I have a 2003 Explorer with 160,000 miles of contractor work (putting huge payload and towing on the powertrain on a regular basis) sitting in my driveway ready for work tomorrow.
          kontroll
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snugfitstudio
          I think this troll is the same IDIOT who also calls himself kingkongpro
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snugfitstudio
          HK, there has been 1 recall for the possibility of the struts becoming loose on the liftgate on 2003 Explorers. Mine was checked, struts were fine, has yet to decapitate me... I do love my Explorer. So much that I bought an 05 Aviator as well. This is the 4th recall for the 2003 Accord. /facts
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        Spies1
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        I'm sure it was yomama6500, yomama6501, yomama6502, yomama6503, yomama6504...
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      Big V
      • 2 Years Ago
      I remember when consumer reports derided the Honda Accord a while back, "CR test drivers said the Accord handling was "sloppy with notable body lean" when it was pushed on the magazine's test track." Everyone jumped to Honda's defense. Apparently Honda has had some quality issues for a while (besides just making bland, boring, milk toast looking cars) The Honda apologists will flood here claiming some sort of conspiracy, blah, blah, blah. If the quality goes, you simply can't justify the prices anymore. Just sayin'
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      Gearhoor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh no!! How could this be??? Honda can't recall their products because they're perfect!!! LOL
      BB79826
      • 2 Years Ago
      Random sidenote: The 3.0L V6 that powered the Accord back then was such a sweet engine.
      gryphon10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never any bad news about Obama Motors. Odd, Huffy.
        superchan7
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gryphon10
        You must have missed the GM recall article just 2 articles down from this one. Come on now......
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gryphon10
        Yes...it must be a big media conspiracy /sarcasm
      Soyntgo4it
      • 2 Years Ago
      People know that Honda/Acura are built in the USA or Canada right that's if you are in the US. There is a recall/bulletin out for paint issues only for vehicles that were built in Canada. I never seen a part built in Mexico for Honda come through my dealer. Everyone has recalls whats the problem. At least you know it will be fixed for free just stop complaining and get it fixed. Most recalls are on certain years and or models its not for every single vehicle built.
      nym85
      • 2 Years Ago
      Relax people. No car is perfect. If hondas are so bad what are american cars??? American cars will never be like they use to be.
        Roger
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        @nym85
        I'm pretty sure American cars never were like people think they used to be.
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