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Feds: Air Bags in Older Hondas Are Extremely Dangerous

One senator calls the vehicles 'deathtraps'

(Newser) - The US government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous, the AP reports. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it has data showing... More »

Honda Recalls 45K Cars for Scary Reason

Engines can fail, stall while being driven

(Newser) - Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the US and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven. The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Documents filed by Canadian safety regulators say that a circular clip around the pistons... More »

'Happy Manipulating!': Takata Emails Depict Tampering

'New York Times' reveals recently unsealed communications

(Newser) - Nearly 20 million vehicles have been recalled thanks to Takata airbags , which can explode and have been connected to eight US deaths. Now, the New York Times reveals internal emails that show Takata employees were manipulating testing data as far back as 2000—around the time the company introduced a... More »

Honda Dumps Its President

Takanobu Ito will step down

(Newser) - Honda Motor Co., currently at the center of an airbag defect scandal , said today its president Takanobu Ito will step aside and be replaced by another Honda executive, Takahiro Hachigo. Ito will remain on the board as an adviser. The announcement did not mention the problems with the airbags and... More »

Almost 3M Cars Recalled Over Exploding Airbags

Honda, Nissan, Mazda all expand earlier recalls

(Newser) - Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode, though no accidents have been reported related to the recalls. Honda recalled 2.03 million vehicles for the airbag problem, including 1.02 million in North America and... More »

Toyota, Honda Recall 3.4M Vehicles in Airbag Failure

Nissan, Mazda are also involved

(Newser) - An airbag issue is prompting Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda to recall some 3.4 million vehicles. Passenger-side airbag inflators are at risk of exploding and blasting out plastic pieces, the AP reports, while a rep for Japanese airbag maker Takata warns Reuters that driver-side airbags may fail to inflate.... More »

Honda Recalls 870K 'Runaway' Vehicles

SUVs, minivans roll away without key in ignition

(Newser) - Honda is recalling more than 870,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide because they can roll away even though drivers have removed the keys from the ignition. The recall announced today affects older-model vehicles sold mainly in the United States. They were big sellers with families because of their ample space... More »

Honda Recalls 962K Cars Worldwide

Says power window units could catch fire

(Newser) - Honda Motor Co. says it will recall a total of 962,000 cars worldwide to fix power windows and computer systems. Honda will recall 936,000 units of the Fit subcompact, CR-V crossover, and Fit Aria in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, the company said today. The Fit is... More »

Honda Recalls 1.5M Vehicles in US

Some Accords, CR-Vs, and Elements are affected

(Newser) - Honda is recalling about 1.5 million vehicles in the US to update the software on the automatic transmission and reduce the possibility of transmission damage. The recall affects certain 2005-2010 4-cylinder Accord, 2007-2010 CR-V, and 2005-2008 Element vehicles. The transmission's secondary shaft bearing can be damaged when the... More »

Honda Recalls 384K Vehicles

Faulty ignition locks can cause cars, SUVs to roll away

(Newser) - Honda recalled 384,000 vehicles today over a malfunction that could cause the cars and SUVs to roll away while parked, the Detroit News reports. The recall applies to all 2003 Accords and Civics as well as Elements from 2003 and 2004—all of which have problems with their ignition... More »

Brake Issue Forces Recall of 412K Hondas

Go soft over time in Odyssey minivans, Element SUVs

(Newser) - Honda is recalling some 412,000 vehicles after complaints that their brakes go soft over time as air gets into the braking and stability system. The move affects 344,000 Odyssey minivans and 68,000 Element SUVs for the 2007 and ‘08 model years, Reuters reports. Only minor injuries... More »

Honda Expands Global Airbag Recall

437K cars added to fix potentially lethal flaw

(Newser) - Honda is adding 437,000 vehicles to its global recall for faulty and potentially lethal airbags in the latest quality catastrophe to hit a Japanese automaker. The company will replace driver-side airbags because they can deploy with too much force, causing the inflator to rupture and potentially injure or kill... More »

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