Over a half million Honda Accords recalled for power steering fire risk
This new Honda Accord power steering fluid line recall pertains to those vehicles from the 2003 through 2007 model years that were equipped with the V6 engine option. In these Honda sedans, a combination of high engine bay temperatures and high power steering fluid temperatures could lead to premature deterioration of a pressurized power steering fluid line. Should this line deteriorate to the point where it begins to leak, the power steering fluid spraying around the engine bay could come in contact with something very hot (like any portion of the exhaust system). When this happens, there could be an excessive amount of smoke coming from under the hood and in the worst case situations – an engine bay fire could occur. 573,147 examples of the 2003-2007 Honda Accord are affected in the US alone.