Yesterday after my wife drove to work I noticed a small puddle where my 2004 Honda Accord (V6) was parked. From a distance I thought it was antifreeze but it is definitely oil. When she returned I noticed oil around and below the power steering hoses and the reservoir was below the full line. There is no sign of any earlier leak (on the garage floor). I did an internet search and found that 600,000 Accords with V6 engines were recalled due power steering hoses, when I checked my VIN on a Honda website my car is NOT listed. Is there any chance that not all VIN number are not listed? Is there any chance some Accords were not listed but Honda suspected they could have a problem? I am getting ready to take the car to a Honda dealership and (probably) arm wrestle about covering this repair (the car only has 70,000 miles). Any suggestions of how to get Honda to pick up the cost of this will be appreciated. I am sure their argument will be the car is 12 years old however I have owned two other Honda cars over 15 years and never had this problem, actually I have never had this problem with any car with a lot more miles on it.
Any assistance will be helpful. Thanks.