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NHTSA Investigating 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey, Pilot For Alleged Ignition Interlock Defect
NHTSA Investigating 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey, Pilot For Alleged Ignition Interlock Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into alleged ignition interlock failures involving 577,100 Honda Odyssey minivan and Pilot SUV models from the 2003 and 2004 model years. A report in the Wall Street Journal says the “alleged...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2002-2006 Honda CR-V Recall Issued For Fire Risk

Honda is recalling certain 2002-2006 model year CR-V compact crossovers for a faulty driver’s-side power window switch that may malfunction and start a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of CR-Vs potentially affected at 268,655...Read More»

Interbrand's Best Global Brands, 2012
The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?

On Tuesday, we shared year-to-date sales stats for most automakers, but sales aren't the only way to measure a company's health. Interbrand takes a broader view of corporate value, and the marketing firm has just released its list of the top 100 global brands. To rank companies, Interbrand looks at...Read More»

2003 Honda Accord
Honda Accord Recall Adds 572,000 Vehicles To Tally For Faulty Hoses, Fire Risk

Honda is expanding a May 2012 recall of the Accord V-6 to include an additional 572,000 vehicles. The additional vehicles include some from the 2003 to 2007 model years, equipped with V-6 engines and sold in the United States. The automaker says on its website that over time, the power steering...Read More»

2011 Honda Element
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»

2013 Honda Accord Sport
2013 Honda Accord: Attention To G-Forces Yields A Better CVT

Honda says that it's turning to continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) for its all-new 2013 Accord for one very important reason: gas mileage. Just as Nissan has proven with its lineup of mostly CVT-equipped passenger cars and crossovers, these transmissions typically do better at the...Read More»

Welcome to Texas
New Honda Accord, Texas' 85-MPH Speed Limit: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you that Texas is now the fastest state in the country, look at why average fuel economy rose in August and explain how a Google executive's purchase of a unique Ferrari will benefit Italian earthquake victims. As we head into a new week, here is the Monday...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord EX-L
2013 Honda Accord: First Drive

If there's been some kind of communique planning out the obsolescence of V-6 engines in mid-size sedans, Honda must have missed the memo. With the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima already two years into an all-four-cylinder engine lineup, and for 2013 the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion both...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
August Car Sales, Honda Accord and VW Golf: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you some good news about car sales in the United States, tell you about Honda’s new Accord V-6 that sips gas like a four-cylinder and cover why Audi is heading south of the border for its new North American plant. Here’s Wednesday’s edition of...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
2013 Honda Accord: At 34 MPG, Would You Rather Have A V-6?

V-6 engines aren't exactly headed for extinction yet, but they're becoming increasingly rare in today's market—especially if you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2013 Honda Accord. A couple of years ago, when Hyundai went to an all four-cylinder-engine lineup for its mid-size (or...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar
Car Sales May Jump 18.7% Due To Demand For Fuel Efficiency

New car sales have been breaking records in 2012, and there's little sign of that changing in August. In fact, analysts at Kelley Blue Book expect that this month's figures could ring in 18.7% above last year, putting U.S. dealers on track for seasonally adjusted annual sales of 14.4 million...Read More»

2013 Fiat 500 Turbo
Fisker Recall, Next-Gen Audi A4, 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Cadillac teased a new concept car and Fiat introduced the 2013 500 Turbo. A group calling itself Friends of Carroll Shelby unveiled a tribute car in his honor, and Fisker recalled the Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Will...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Hondas To Be As 'American' As Detroit Cars By 2015?

A few weeks ago, we wondered whether U.S. consumers found it more important to buy a car that's "made in America" or one that's made by an American company. The post generated some interesting discussion, with several readers pointing out -- quite rightly -- that in this day and age, it's become...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
Did Honda Get The 2013 Accord's Design Right? #YouTellUs

The mid-size sedan segment is heating up, with all-new entries from most of the major automakers either on sale now or arriving soon. Honda has finally revealed the new 2013 Accord in production trim, and it begs the question: Did Honda get the 2013 Accord's design right? Honda is calling the new...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V, 2013 Acura ILX Recalled For Door Latch Problem

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year CR-V compact crossovers and 2013 model year Acura ILX small luxury sedans to fix faulty door locks. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially affected vehicles...Read More»

Honda Summer Clearance gas card giveaway
Honda Wants To Give You Gas (In A Sweepstakes)

Are you thinking about making a summer road trip but put off by high prices at the pump (currently $3.44 a gallon and rising)? Honda could make life a little easier: the automaker is clearing out its summer inventory and is giving dozens of website visitors gas in the process. Every day from now to...Read More»

HondaLink interface with Aha integration  -  for 2013 Honda Accord
2013 Honda Accord, Crosstour Get Aha Smartphone-Based Infotainment

Honda has announced a new generation of infotainment systems that will make its debut first in the all-new 2013 Honda Accord and in the refreshed 2013 Honda Crosstour, both expected later this year. And reflecting a simplified approach that we've seen increasingly in systems like Toyota's Entune or...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Mercedes-Benz, Honda Are 2012 Brands Of The Year

How do you measure a company's value? Sure, you can look at sales figures, earnings, and other bean-countery things, but there's something just as important that's much harder to measure -- namely, the company's brand. When we talk about a "brand", we mean more than a logo, a color scheme, a design...Read More»

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