Acura is recalling about 167,000 2004-08 TSX sedans equipped with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The defect involves a power-steering hose that can deteriorate prematurely and crack, leading to a leak and loss of power-steering that may result in smoke or fire. One incident of a fire has been reported. The recall began last month.
NHTSA said on its website that high temperatures under the hood could cause the power steering hose to crack and leak power steering oil. The oil can leak onto a hot exhaust pipe and cause smoke and a burning smell, or even a fire.
Honda says it has received one report of a minor fire connected to the issue. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries. Owners may have a new power-steering hose, O-ring gasket and fluid replaced at no cost. Owners may contact Acura at owners.acura.com/recalls or at (800) 382-2238.
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