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Detroit - Honda Recalls Nearly 53,000 Acura TL Sedans In US

Published on: May 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Detroit - Honda says it’s recalling nearly 53,000 Acura TL sedans in the U.S. to fix a problem with power steering hoses.

The hoses can deteriorate over time and leak fluid. That can cause the cars to lose power steering or even cause a fire.

The sedans are from the 2007 and 2008 model years. Honda says there have been no reported crashes, injuries or fires related to the problem.

Honda Motor Co. recalled 273,000 TLs in in 2008 for a similar problem. They were from the 2004 through 2008 model years.

Owners will get letters in mid-June telling them to take their cars to an Acura dealer.


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 May 17, 2012 at 01:05 PM Highway Driver Says:

It is not pleasant to have a problem with power steering, while on the highway. One time, I was driving a Lincoln Town Car on the highway, when all of a sudden I experienced what appeared to be a loss of steering control, as the car started veering to the left. Fortunately, this only lasted a few seconds. Immediately, I took the car to my mechanic, and had the power steering pump, as well as the electronic computerized control (which controls the power steering unit), replaced. Also, I wrote about that incident to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board, as it is supposed to keep a record of mechanical malfunctions in passenger cars. However, unless there are many such incidents, no investigation will be forthcoming.

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 May 17, 2012 at 07:23 PM ShmuelG Says:

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Highway Driver Says:

It is not pleasant to have a problem with power steering, while on the highway. One time, I was driving a Lincoln Town Car on the highway, when all of a sudden I experienced what appeared to be a loss of steering control, as the car started veering to the left. Fortunately, this only lasted a few seconds. Immediately, I took the car to my mechanic, and had the power steering pump, as well as the electronic computerized control (which controls the power steering unit), replaced. Also, I wrote about that incident to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board, as it is supposed to keep a record of mechanical malfunctions in passenger cars. However, unless there are many such incidents, no investigation will be forthcoming.

Maybe the NTSA figured out that your reported "veering to the left" happened on the Purim night :)

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