The power steering hose under the hood of Acura’s RL is subject to high temperatures. Those high temps can cause cracks in the hose, potentially leaking fliud. The fluid could hit the catalytic converter. The combination of catalytic converters and power steering fluid could result in a fire. There’ve yet to be injuries or even fires as a result of this fault, but the recall published by NHTSA affects 43,200 RL’s.
Acura is the luxury brand of Honda Motor Company. The sterling reputation held by companies such as Toyota and Honda, as well as by the tough-as-nails trucks built by American automakers, have come into question under the light of recent recalls. The Acura RL doesn’t deserve to be abstained from, however, just because of a recall affecting this hose.