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Honda recalls 167,255 Acura TSX cars in U.S.

Honda recalls 167,255 Acura TSX cars in U.S.
Cars in Canada were not subject to the recall

Reuters
Published: Friday, April 30, 2010



Read more: Honda recalls 167,255 Acura TSX cars in U.S.

DETROIT - Honda Motor Co Ltd. said it would recall 167,255 Acura TSX sedans sold in the U.S. market to address the risk that power steering fluid could leak and cause an under-the-hood fire.


The recall, covering 2004-2008 model year Acura TSX vehicles with 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engines, comes after one fire was reported due to leaking fluid.


Honda and U.S. safety regulators said that over time power steering hoses may crack and leak.


U.S. safety regulators in a statement issued Friday morning said power steering fluid "leaking onto a hot exhaust pipe will generate smoke and a burning smell, and could potentially result in an under hood fire."


Honda will notify U.S. Acura TSX owners and its dealers will repair the Acuras for free, beginning on May 28, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a report.


The repair, Honda said, involves installation of a new power steering hose, O-ring gasket and fluid.


Honda officials in Canada said that cars in Canada were not subject to the recall.
 

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Thanks for the update. Is this something they will do while you wait or they want to keep our car and give a loaner for a day?
 

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yeah this is nice to know, I read that we have to wait till the end of may for them to start doing this work on warranty?
 

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Wow only 16x,xxx tsx's in the united states? Seems so little.....

Any ways, I was planning to replace my ps fluid soon. Good timing Honda :thumbsup:
 

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great post!:thumbsup:
now if they can recall for axles too that would be great.
 

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A Bulletin just got sent out for us Canadian Users stating:

This recall is not applied to similar vehicles sold in Canada for the following reasons:
- There have been no reported cases in Canada of leaking power steering feed hoses
- The environmental and vehicle usage factors that contribute to this issue (very high year-round ambient temperatures, high frequency of low speed driving) are not present in Canada
- An inspection of hoses from vehicles operating in the Canadian environment is still underway

So it doesnt look like Canadians will be in the same boat as of now.
 

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A Bulletin just got sent out for us Canadian Users stating:

This recall is not applied to similar vehicles sold in Canada for the following reasons:
- There have been no reported cases in Canada of leaking power steering feed hoses
- The environmental and vehicle usage factors that contribute to this issue (very high year-round ambient temperatures, high frequency of low speed driving) are not present in Canada
- An inspection of hoses from vehicles operating in the Canadian environment is still underway

So it doesnt look like Canadians will be in the same boat as of now.
LoL sounds like them being cheap again. If the environmental factor is the reason why, then the people in the Northern States shouldn't get this free repair either, ZZZ fu Honda Canada.
 
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