Honda has recalled approximately 572,000 Accord V6's from model years 2003-2007 because of a potential fire risk in their engines. Specifically, the power steering hoses in these cars are at risk of leaking, creating smoke and potentially sparking engine fires, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
So far, one engine fire has been documented according to a statement issued by Honda. Honda is also recalling roughly 53,000 Acura TL's from model years 2007-2008 affected by the same problem. Interestingly, Honda will replace the power steering hoses free of charge, though replacement parts will not be available for the 572,000 defective Accords until early next year.
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