Honda Recalls Over 600,000 Honda Accords
Honda Recall Over Faulty Hose
The recall affects Accord models with a V-6 engine manufactured between 2003 and 2007. One fire has been reported to Honda, but there have been no injuries or crashes.
The five-passenger vehicle is among the top-selling vehicles in the United States due to its reputation for reliability and fuel economy. It is ranked the nations second best-selling car, just behind the Toyota Camry.
The government agency that monitors vehicle safety, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said that the Accord’s power steering hose can deteriorate with prolonged exposure to engine heat. If the hoses crack or leak it could lead to a fire or loss of power-assisted steering.
Honda has said that they will replace the hose for free, but they will not have any in until early next year. The company that makes the Accord’s power-steering hoses has to up manufacturing to make them since the affected cars are more than five years old.
The Accords are being added to the May recall of the Acura TL midsize luxury cars in the U.S. The replacement hoses for the Accords are different from the hoses in the original Acura recall.