Honda Motor Company, one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, has announced a new recall on more than half a million vehicles over steering issues that may lead to engine fires.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda is recalling more than 625,000 Accord sedans and Acura TL models built between 2003 and 2007 with V6 engine options over an issue with their power steering hoses, which have the potential to deteriorate prematurely.
This deterioration can cause steering fluid to leak through the hose into the engine compartment and onto heated components like the catalytic converter which can lead to fires. At this time there have been no reported injuries as a result of the potentially defective component.
To remedy the issue, Honda will install a new heat resistant power steering hose at no cost to owners. Notifications for the recall will be sent to owners starting at the end of the month, though not all affected vehicles will be repaired immediately.
Published in their report, the NHTSA explains that “sufficient parts are not yet available for owners of the vehicles covered… but are expected to be available in early 2013.” As new parts are made available, owners will receive a secondary notice to take their vehicle to the nearest Honda dealership.
Anyone with questions or concerns about the recall is encouraged to call the NHTSA for more information about the faulty component or any dangers that may be facing owners of vehicles waiting for the arrival of replacement parts.
If you or someone you know has received a notice for a recall, you should respond immediately. Driving around with a known defect that could expose you to serious harm or accidents is an unnecessary danger that can likely be remedied at no cost to you.
If you’ve been hurt in a crash as a result of a defective car part, there are legal options available to help you recover from those injuries. Through the assistance of a highly experience Los Angeles car accident lawyer, you can earn compensation for things like medical bills, car repair payments, and wages lost from time away from work.
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