Acura recalling 167,000 TSX sedans for fire risk

2005 Acura TSX

Acura announced that it is recalling 167,000 TSX sedans to replace a power steering hose, o-ring gasket and fluid. The affected models include 2004-2008 TSX units sold in the United States with the 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine.

“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,” Acura said in a statement. “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 said it has received only one incident resulting in a fire.

Owners of affected vehicles will be informed by the end of May. Acura TSX owners can also go to owners.acura.com/recalls or may call (800) 382-2238 for more information.

– By: Kap Shah