Honda Recalls Nearly 600,000 Accords

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Honda is recalling roughly 572,000 of its popular Accord vehicles because of a potential fire risk in their engines.

The recall affects Accords with V-6 engines from the 2003 through 2007 model years. Honda has a report of one fire but no injuries or crashes.

The power steering hoses in these cars are at risk of leaking, creating smoke and potentially sparking engine fires, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The five-passenger Accord is consistently among the top-selling vehicles in the United States, mainly because of its reputation for reliability and fuel economy.

For years it has been the nation’s second-best-selling car, beaten only by the Toyota Camry.

Honda pledged to notify car-owners when the parts become available. In the meantime, “interim repairs” can be done at Honda dealerships for drivers who fear their vehicles are afflicted, the company said.

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