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2008 ACURA TL RECALL (STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS)

Make: Acura
Model Year: 2008
Model: TL
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V222000
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 52,615
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 05/17/2012
Record Creation Date: 05/18/2012

2008 Acura TL DEFECT SUMMARY

HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 ACURA TL VEHICLES. PROLONGED UNDER-HOOD AND POWER STEERING FLUID TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY, RESULTING IN CRACKS AND POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKAGE.

2008 Acura TL DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

IF THIS OCCURS, POWER STEERING FLUID CAN LEAK ONTO A HOT CATALYTIC CONVERTER, LEADING TO SMOKE AND POSSIBLY AN UNDER-HOOD FIRE.

2008 Acura TL RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEAT RESISTANT POWER STEERING HOSE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, JUNE 15, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S39.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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