DETROIT (WKOW) -- Honda is recalling 573,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a defective power steering hose that can leak fluid and catch fire.
Honda says the recall affects Accords from the 2003 through 2007 model years that are equipped with V-6 engines. One fire has been reported, but there are no reports of injuries.
The company is adding the Accords to a May recall of the Acura TL midsize luxury car.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the hoses can deteriorate prematurely, causing cracks and leaks.
Honda will replace the hoses for free, but it won't have the parts available until early next year. Any owner who suspects a leak should take their car to a dealer.
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