U.S. regulators together with Honda Motor Co, announced on Wednesday that another driver was killed last month after a driver air bag raptured. The driver was a 17-year old girl from Texas and is the tenth casualty in the U.S. that is linked to the defective Takata Corp airbag.
The 2016 Honda Civic's release date is just around the corner since the Japanese automaker is debuting the 10th-generation model to of its worldwide bestselling car in the United States this Wednesday.
Honda Motor Co.'s financial arm has been identified by the government to have discriminated minority customers in their auto loans. Borrowers who were from Black, Asian and Hispanic races were given higher interest rates than white debtors.
As General Motors and BMW are recalling their cars in the U.S. for known glitches, Honda in turn is recalling 4.5 million of their cars for exploding airbags. The faulty airbags of the Japanese auto manufacturer have been linked to eight deaths around the world.
For the fifth straight year, Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T) topped a study of automakers with U.S. plants in supplier relations, helping them get the best parts at the lowest cost.
Honda Motor Co's (7267.T) local unit will recall 11,381 vehicles in India to replace potentially faulty air bags, the company said in a statement on Friday, a day after its Japanese parent said it would recall 5 million vehicles for the same reason.
Honda Motor Co (7267.T) on Thursday recalled close to 5 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty Takata Corp (7312.T) air bag inflators, as investigations showed the problem behind one of the biggest auto safety crises may be more widespread than thought.
Honda Motor Co (7267.T) has hired Exponent, a U.S.-based engineering consulting company enlisted by Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) during its recall crisis in 2010, to investigate the cause of ruptures in some air bags made by Takata Corp (7312.T).
Honda Motor Co (7267.T) on Monday named an experienced, yet little known, engineer as its new chief executive, who will take over in late-June with the Japanese automaker battling the fallout from a slew of recalls that have shaken its reputation for quality.
Japan's Honda Motor Co sliced 6.5 percent off its core annual profit forecast as it set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in extra cash to cover an extended car recall to replace potentially faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.
Honda Motor Co (7267.T) was so concerned by mounting recalls for Takata (7312.T) air bags, and frustrated by its supplier's failure to explain why some have exploded, killing five people with shrapnel, that it bought used and scrapped cars in Japan to conduct its own tests.
Honda Motor Co (7267.T) will soon recall 135,000 vehicles in Japan as recalls in the United States involving potentially defective air bags by Takata Corp (7312.T) expand, a Honda spokeswoman said on Friday.