A faulty power steering hose has prompted Honda to recall nearly 167,000 Acura TSXs from the 2004-2008 model years.
The hose is subject to faster-than-normal wear and can develop cracks over time, leading to a loss of power steering fluid. The fluid could then come in contact with the hot engine and exhaust, generating underhood smoke. In the most extreme case, a fire could start, and there has been one reported incident of an underhood fire related to this problem.
<;p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" target="_blank">To avoid the potential fires, dealers will install a new power steering hose, O-ring gasket, and refill the power steering fluid. Affected owners may call Acura Client Services at 800-382-2238 or visit owners.acura.com/recalls.