Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Honda

Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., addresses the media during the introduction of the 2018 Honda Accord, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Detroit.

DETROIT (AP) — The latest version of Honda’s venerable Accord midsize car is lower, wider, lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, and the company says it’s faster and handles better. But no matter how nice it looks, how well it ...
This photo provided by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. shows the next generation Honda Accord.

DETROIT (AP) — Honda said Friday that its Accord midsize car will be offered only with four-cylinder or gas-electric hybrid engines when an all-new version comes out later this year. The company said the smaller engines are sufficient for what ...
In this May 4, 2016, file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

BY TOM KRISHER and ED WHITE DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, ...
In this May 4, 2016 file photo, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator Mark Rosekind speaks during a news conference to announce the addition of tens of millions of Takata air bag inflators to the largest automotive recall in history in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Honda must do more to track down owners of 300,000 cars with highly dangerous Takata air bag inflators and make sure they are repaired, the nation’s top auto safety regulator said Wednesday. Mark Rosekind, ...
This Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, photo shows the 2017 Honda CR-V, in Detroit. America's family car is no longer the Toyota Camry or some other midsize car. It's the Honda CR-V, a compact SUV, that's getting its first overhaul since 2012.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — America’s new family car is getting a major face-lift. It’s not the Toyota Camry or some other midsize car. It’s the Honda CR-V, a compact SUV that for the past three months has been ...
This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo shows a Honda logo on the trunk of a Honda automobile at the Pittsburgh Auto Show, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. 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 ...
In this May 4, 2016 file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi ...
Stephen Levins, executive director of the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection, shows photos of defective air bags and parts on Friday, May 13, 2016 in Honolulu.

BY CATHY BUSSEWITZ HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii is suing Japanese manufacturer Takata over defective air bags they say threaten peoples’ lives. The lawsuit filed Friday in the First Circuit Court of Hawaii also names auto manufacturer Honda. ...
This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows a Honda logo on the trunk of a Honda automobile at the Pittsburgh Auto Show, in Pittsburgh

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries, saying that the company has met all of its obligations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its ...
This Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, shows the North American headquarters of automotive parts supplier Takata in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

BY MICHAEL GRACZYK and TOM KRISHER HOUSTON (AP) — The brother of a 17-year-old Texas girl who was killed last week when an exploding Takata air bag sent a shard of metal into her neck said he never received a ...
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