45,000 Honda cars recalled in Australia due to fire risks

Honda Australia is recalling over 45,000 Accord Euro cars due to a manufacturing error that could see the car catch on fire.

Honda Australia is recalling over 45,000 Accord Euro cars due to a manufacturing error that could see the car catch on fire.

The recall is the third Honda Australia has been forced to put into effect this year.

Accord Euros from 2003-2008 with identification plate numbers 30373 are being recalled as power steering fluid has been found to leak onto the cars’ hot exhaust, generating smoke and a burning smell, which could potentially result in an under-bonnet fire. 

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), prolonged high under-bonnet temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely and may cause the hose to crack and leak power steering fluid. 

Across Australia, 45,524 cars are being recalled. 

Owners are advised to contact their authorised Honda Dealership to have the power steering feed hose replaced with an improved component.

Honda has initiated two similar recalls so far this year. The first, in February, saw the car-maker recall 11,000 Honda City models in Australia, and 700,000 globally.

The second, earlier this month, saw Honda Australia recall 816 Hybrid Sedans due to a faulty DC converter installed in the car. 

Honda does most of its manufacturing in Japan.

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