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2009-2011 Honda Pilot Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw: Recall Alert
2009-2011 Honda Pilot Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw: Recall Alert

Honda is recalling 310,773 Pilot SUVs built between March 13, 2008 and August 30, 2011. At issue is incomplete or missing stitching on both driver and front passenger seatbelts, where the lap belt portion joins the outboard seatbelt anchor plate. In the event of a crash, an improperly stitched...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Sedan 4-door Man Si w/Summer Tires Angular Front Exterior View
Back To School: It's Difficult Finding Good Used Cars For Students

The current shortage of used cars is making it challenging for parents to find reasonably priced vehicles for their sons and daughters as they head back to school. A perfect storm of circumstances has effectively siphoned off low mileage, fuel-efficient, and inexpensive pre-owned vehicles from the...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled

Honda has issued two very different recalls for two very different vehicles: the 2006 Honda CR-V and the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Combined, the two recalls affect nearly 86,000 vehicles on U.S. roadways. The 2006 CR-V's problems center around the power window master switch. Due to a design flaw, the...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2006 Honda CR-V, 2011 Honda CR-Z: Recall Alert

Honda is conducting two separate voluntary recalls of nearly 86,000 vehicles, set to begin in late September. The recalls involve 80,111 2006 Honda CR-V vehicles and 5,626 2011 Honda CR-Zs. In the larger of the two recalls, the issue is the power window master switch in certain 2006 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
Lutz Returns, BMW And Fisker, First Aventador Crash: Car News Headlines

Some were up, some were down--and when it all was tallied up, August sales disappointed. [TheCarConnection] French lesson! Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose--Bob Lutz is back at GM. Does Dany Bahar know? [TheCarConnection] GM and the state of California are sparking anger in some EV...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot Preview

Promising “sleeker” front end design, the 2012 Honda Pilot eight-passenger three-row mid-size family SUV on sale now also offers improved fuel economy and upgraded interior features. While we previously covered the Pilot’s refresh, now the specifics are in. As we anticipated...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
China Halfheartedly Clamps Down On Government Car Perks

When it comes to political leaders who work the system for their own benefit, the United States hardly has a monopoly. In China, being a government official practically entitles you to a free car, free maintenance, and in some cases, all the government money you can embezzle via phony service...Read More»

2012 Honda Accord
2012 Family Cars With NHTSA Five-Star Ratings

Families looking for 2012 model year cars, minivans, SUVs and crossovers awarded the five-star overall ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have a number of different choices. Granted, the list doesn’t include some popular vehicles from many manufacturers, at...Read More»

Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Volkswagen Announces $1 Million Gift To MLK Memorial Foundation

As the nation prepares to commemorate the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Volkswagen Group of America has announced a gift of $1,000,000 to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, which is responsible for the memorial's construction and upkeep...Read More»

No spare tire
Demise Of Spare Tires: Update On A Growing Trend By Automakers To Ditch Them

Now that the next-generation of tough fuel economy standards has been approved, mandating 54.5 mpg by 2025, the scramble by automakers to eke out every last pound of weight from cars will begin in earnest. That very likely includes a move, already underway, to forego full-size spare tires in many...Read More»

2012 Honda Fit Sport
2012 Honda Fit Shapes Up

The 2011 Honda Fit is one of the most popular vehicles in the subcompact segment, and with good reason: it’s small on the outside but big on the inside, relatively entertaining to drive and affordable for most any budget. It’s racked up “Best Of” awards from the likes of Car...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Is The Honda Fit Moving To Mexico?

Honda plans to build a new $800 million pant in Mexico to build a subcompact car. Scheduled to open in 2014 and employ 3,200 people, the plant will have the ability to produce 200,000 vehicles a year. The plant will be located in Celaya, Guanajuato and will be the eighth plant Honda has located in...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Spark
Honda Recalls, Electric Chevy Spark, 2012 Honda Crosstour: Car News Headlines

Volkswagen is planning future vehicles specifically developed for the U.S. market. At least one new mid-size SUV is planned for next year. [TheCarConnection] Survey says Generation Y drivers are stressed behind the wheel due to technology. [AllCarTech] Is the Chevrolet Spark minicar going to be...Read More»

2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L
2012 Honda Crosstour Adds Features, Drops Accord Name

Officially called a “crossover SUV” by Honda, the 2012 Honda Crosstour isn’t like anything else on the road today (except the similarly-styled-but-mechanically-different Acura ZDX). Designed to look like a coupe and drive like a car but function like a crossover vehicle, the Honda...Read More»

2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L
2012 Honda Crosstour Preview

Honda’s five-passenger 2012 Crosstour receives some styling and features enhancements, but nothing major in the way of powertrain changes. It’s also simply called the Honda Crosstour now, having dropped the Accord name. Two models are available, the Crosstour EX and Crosstour EX-L. The...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Sedan
2005-10 Honda Accord, 2007-10 CR-V, 2005-08 Element: Recall Alert

Honda is voluntarily recalling approximately 1.5 million vehicles to update software controlling the automatic transmission. Specific vehicles involved in the voluntary recall are certain models equipped with four-cylinder engines, including 2005-10 Honda Accords, 2007-10 CR-Vs, and 2005-08...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
2005-10 Honda Accord, 2007-10 Honda CR-V, 2005-08 Honda Element Recalled

Honda has announced the voluntary recall of some 1.5 million Accords, CR-Vs and Elements from model years 2005 through 2010. Specific vehicles affected by this recall include 2005-10 Honda Accord models with four-cylinder engines, 2007-10 Honda CR-V models and 2005-08 Honda Element models, all...Read More»

NICB's Hot Wheels
1994 Honda Accord Tops List Of Most Stolen Vehicles In 2010

It’s a dubious distinction, especially for one of the perennial best-selling family cars in the United States, but the 1994 Honda Accord tops the list of most stolen vehicles in 2010. According to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), “Hot Wheels,” almost...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Si Sedan
2012 Honda Civic Fails To Get Consumer Reports’ Recommendation

After enjoying status as one of Consumer Reports “Top Picks” for five of the past 10 years, the redesigned 2012 Honda Civic compact fails to receive a Recommend from the influential magazine. The publication said the new Civic scored poorly in its road tests of sedans. Compared with its...Read More»

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