Acura has announced a recall for it’s entry-level TSX model to replace a power steering hose. The recall affects 167,00 TSX models from 2004-2008 in the United States.
Acura says that due to a potential for the hose to deteriorate it could crack causing the power steering fluid to leak – which could cause a fire. One complaint of a cracked hose and a subsequent fire has been reported. Vehicles involved in the recall will have the power steering hose, o-ring gasket and power steering fluid replace.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by Acura starting the end of May. For more information, TSX owners are advised to visit owners.acura.com/recalls or may call 800-382-2238 for more info.
Official release after the jump:
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.