Honda has announced the recall of more than 52,000 model year 2007 and 2008 TL vehicles. Prolonged underhood and power steering temperatures can cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely, resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage.
Hot power steering fluid can leak onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to smoke and a possible fire.
Honda will replace the power steering hose free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2012.
Owners may contact Honda at 800-999-1009.