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Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall
Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

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Fiat Chrysler, Honda recall nearly 10 million more Takata airbags

Earlier this month, rumors began circulating that up to 40 million airbag inflators installed on U.S. vehicles would be added to the already-massive Takata recall. Shortly thereafter, Honda issued a recall for 20 million additional devices, while Toyota's roster grew by a more modest but still...Read More»

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Honda Adds 127,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, More

Earlier this year, much of the auto world's attention was focused on Takata and its fatally flawed airbags. Then in September, Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis took over the headlines, giving Takata a tiny bit of cover. But rest assured, Takata is still in very hot water with regulators, automakers...Read More»

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Honda & Acura Update Takata Airbag Recall: 5,100,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V & Other Models Affected

Two weeks ago, after months of haggling with federal regulators, Takata finally agreed to replace the potentially deadly airbags it provided for 34 million U.S. vehicles. Previously, the company had limited repairs to cars registered or sold in humid states and territories, because that kind of...Read More»

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Honda Agrees To Nationwide Recall Of Takata Airbags, 3 Million More U.S. Cars Will Be Affected

The Takata airbag recall fiasco has been playing out for months, and at last, there's some good news to report. According to Bloomberg, Honda has agreed to a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry: Five-Star Safety, But Short Of The Top Tier...Read More»

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Honda Quietly Agrees To Replace Airbags On All Recalled Cars, No Matter Where They're Registered

Recalls to replace Takata's defective airbags now affect more than 14 million vehicles worldwide. If you've been following the news, you know that here in the U.S., most of those recalls have been limited to southern states. According to Detroit News, however, Honda has quietly agreed to replace...Read More»

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Under Criticism For Soft-Pedaling Takata Airbag Flaws, Honda Ramps Up Recalls

Honda has made headlines in recent weeks, but the publicity hasn't all been good. The automaker has been accused of shady business practices, and to counter those suggestions, Honda is now adding thousands of vehicles -- potentially hundreds of thousands -- to a more aggressive recall list in the...Read More»

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Honda Adds 1,000,000 California Vehicles To Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Acura MDX, More

Today, Brazil's World Cup team is no doubt feeling down in the dumps. But if you're reading this, guys, take heart: it could be worse. You could work for Takata. Takata's faulty airbags have been responsible for over 11 million vehicle recalls -- and the list is still growing. In fact, it's now...Read More»

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan Add Nearly 3 Million Vehicles To Massive Takata Airbag Recall [UPDATED]

UPDATED: See below Earlier this month, we told you about a massive recall of 844,277 Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac vehicles from model years 2002-2004. Today, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are recalling nearly three million vehicles for the same problem. All of those recalls stem from faulty airbag systems...Read More»

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2007-2011 Honda Element Recalled For Wiring Flaw

Honda has issued a recall for Element vehicles from the 2007 - 2011 model years. However, not all Elements are affected -- only those that shipped with the trailer hitch add-on. The Element's problem lies in its accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

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Honda Cuts U.S., Canadian Output By Up To 50% Due To Parts Shortages In Japan

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan on March 11 has affected millions of Japanese citizens, their families, and businesses. The country's auto industry was hard-hit -- both directly and indirectly -- and most Japanese automakers halted operations to grieve for lost workers...Read More»

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A Valentine's Day Wish For The Family Sedan

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..." I doubt that Elizabeth Barrett Browning had automobiles in mind when she wrote those words, especially since she died in 1861. But you would have to attribute the staying power of the car to nothing less than love, when you consider the relationship...Read More»

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Honda Element Bites the Dust

Say what you will about the affinity of consumers – especially younger buyers – to purchase quirky boxcar-like vehicles. One of the oldest is about to become history. Honda just announced that 2011 will be Element’s final model year production. Introduced in 2002, the unique...Read More»

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Honda Announces End Of Element Production With 2011 Model

After a nearly 10-year run, the Honda Element is dead, its quirky, boxy thunder stolen by the more conventional CR-V. Honda today announced its plans to cease Element production after the 2011 model year. In total 325,000 units of the Element sold over its tenure, though of late sales figures have...Read More»

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2011 Honda Element in a Death Spiral?

The 2011 Honda Element returns with fewer options and fewer model lines for the new model year, with no sign of a replacement in sight. The funky, flexible crossover comes back in LX and EX trim--missing the more sporty SC edition introduced with much fanfare a few years ago. The remaining versions...Read More»

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Tested: 2010 Honda Element, Dog-Friendly Package

We've always thought of the Honda Element as one of the best vehicles for dog owners. Thanks to its tall cabin, easy-clean cargo floor, and versatile seating arrangement, it's long been a favorite among active folks with dogs. For 2010, Honda finally took advantage of the Element's usefulness—or...Read More»

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Top 10 SUVs With Lowest Insurance Expense: Edmund’s Survey

Need to buy an SUV? Want to cut your monthly expenses? One way of doing so is to reduce your insurance costs. On average it costs 10 to 20 percent more to insure a sports utility vehicle compared to a regular car. This is over and above the higher purchase and maintenance costs of sports utility...Read More»

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Recall Alert: Honda Recalls 383,000 Vehicles Due To Shifter Problem

Honda is recalling approximately 383,000 older Accord, Civic, and Element models due to a problem with the ignition interlock. If the mechanism becomes worn out or damaged, it may be possible for drivers to remove the ignition key when the transmission isn't in park. The issue could cause the...Read More»

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2010 Honda Element Recalled for Shift Problem

The 2010 Honda Element is being recalled for a problem with its shifter. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the recall for the Element and ordered that Honda stop selling the vehicle until August 13, 2010, so that repairs can be made to vehicles coming off...Read More»

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