Honda Motor Co. Inc. is recalling 573,000 Accords, the second-most popular cars in America, to fix a defective power steering hose that can leak fluid and catch fire.
The recall affects Accords from the 2003 through 2007 model years that are equipped with V-6 engines. Honda says one fire was reported but no 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 Accord hoses can deteriorate prematurely, causing cracks and leaks.
Honda will replace the hoses for free, but it will not have the parts available until early in 2013. Any owner who suspects a leak should take their car to a dealer.
The Accord is the nation’s second-best selling car, topped only by the Toyota Camry.