My girlfriend has a 2007, v6, Honday Accord. She had difficulty turning the steering wheel, accompanied with a loud noise. She took it to a local garage and they diagnoised it as a leak in the power steering hose which she had replaced for about $400. When she used the car the following day, the problem was still there and seemed to be a little worse. She called the garage and they said for her to bring the car back which we’ll be doing tomorrow. Also, coincidentally, we saw that Honda issued a recall for this. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/02/business/la-fi-autos-honda-recall-20121002. As a result, we have the following questions:
-Is there any recourse for full or partial reimbursement from Honday? Afterall, if we took it to Honda, then Honda dealer would bill Honda Manufacturer anway.
-Should garages be familiar with recalls?
-Assuming the local garage fixes the problem, do you recommend that we still take it to the dealership?