Acura has announced a recall for the 2004-2008 TSX equipped with the 2.4L inline-4 engine. The issue involves the power steering hose.
The hose could deteriorate from the heat of the engine, causing a crack from which power steering fluid can leak. The fluid can then leak onto a hot exhaust component, resulting in smoke or fire. One fire incident has already been reported.
To repair the issue, a new power steering hose will be installed, as well as a new o-ring gasket. The power steering fluid will be replaced as well. Owners will be notified at the end of May.
If you own an affected TSX, head over to your local dealer for an inspection, or wait for that letter to arrive from Acura.
Statement by Acura Regarding TSX Recall
04/29/2010 – TORRANCE, Calif. –
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.