Honda Motor Company Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) is voluntarily recalling 52,615 model year 2007 to 2008 Acura TL sedans in the U.S. to replace the power steering hose, the company announced Thursday.
Over time the power steering hose on the affected Acura TL cars can deteriorate, causing it to leak fluid. A power steering fluid leak can cause a loss of power steering assistance. If power steering fluid leaks onto the catalytic converter, it can cause smoke or fire.
No crashes, injuries or fires have been reported as a result of the power steering hose flaw in Acura TL sedans, according to the company's report. Acura is encouraging owners to bring affected vehicles in to dealers to fix the flaw once they receive notification from the company.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not released a recall report yet for the Acura TL.
The company will mail notifications to customers beginning in mid-June 2012, or Acura owners can visit the recall website, or call Acura at 1 (800) 382-2238.
Honda Motor Company Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) shares were up 49 cents to $32.75 in midday trading.