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Honda quietly asked Takata for new airbags in 2009, didn't notify NHTSA [Updated]
Honda quietly asked Takata for new airbags in 2009, didn't notify NHTSA [Updated]

Updated with a statement from Honda. See below. Honda has taken lots of heat over the past couple of years because of its close relationship with Takata. First and foremost, Honda has suffered from guilt by association with the Japanese supplier--a supplier that had until recently insisted that its...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot (Touring, long-term road test)
2016 Honda Pilot: our long-term road test begins

Now that awards season is behind us, The Car Connection's editors are ready for some in-depth seat time with one of our highest-rated vehicles from the 2016 model year. Join us in welcoming the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD to the TCC long-term test fleet. The Pilot is a well-known quantity on these...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 Honda Civic: Stop-Sale Issued, Recall Looms, Engine Issue To Blame

The all-new Honda Civic raced into showrooms last October, but it's already begun to hit speed bumps. According to Bloomberg, Honda is preparing to recall 2016 Civics registered in the U.S. due to engine problems. The Honda Civic is a hugely popular model. According to current stats, it's the fifth...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
2016 Honda Civic Coupe: First Drive

Once upon a time, the Honda Civic was a go-to recommendation for buyers shopping for a compact car. It was rarely the cheapest option, but a Civic offered good quality, economical operation, and a greater degree of sportiness than many rivals. In recent years, however—and particularly with a...Read More»

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Honda: Takata Airbag Recall Expands By 2.23 Million, Continental Airbag Recall Grows By 341,000

Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. RECALL #1: Honda CR-V, Honda CR-Z, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV, Honda Insight, Honda Ridgeline, Acura ILX, Acura ILX Hybrid, Acura RDX...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
Affordable Safety: 2016 Honda Civic Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2016 Honda Civic has been fully tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and it’s earned top ratings in every respect. That includes the best ‘good’ ratings for moderate and small overlap frontal tests, as well as side impact, head restraints and seats...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2017 Honda Ridgeline Preview Video

The first Honda Ridgeline was a tweener pickup truck--not a compact, and definitely not a full-sizer. It also wasn't a big sales hit, but Honda's hoping to change that the second time around with the new 2017 Ridgeline. ALSO SEE: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Preview Video Back after a two-year hiatus...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Awards Go To Honda Civic And Volvo XC90

This week is the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and as in past years the event officially got underway with the naming of the winners of the prestigious North American Car And Truck Of The Year awards. For this year’s awards, the winner in the car category was the 2016 Honda Civic. It edged out the...Read More»

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid To Get Updates; Plug-In Discontinued

The 2016 Honda Accord is one of the smartest mid-size sedan choices on the market today; and if you’re especially mileage-minded, the Accord Hybrid, with its 47-mpg EPA combined gas mileage rating, is the way to go. Only you’re going to need a lot of luck finding one new, as there is no...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2016

The 2016 Honda Pilot is a turnaround success story. When it was new in 2003, it was one of the best family vehicles of its day--but a 2009 redesign turned it into a trucky and less refined crossover SUV. That's all in the past now. The 2016 Pilot is suave, slick, with great utility and safety to...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»

Teaser for 2017 Honda Ridgeline debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2017 Honda Ridgeline Headed For Detroit Auto Show, Super Bowl Debut

Honda has announced that the new generation of its Ridgeline pickup will make its debut in January—first at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, then in an ad during Super Bowl 50, on February 7, 2016. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will enter segment of the market that’s growing, and far more...Read More»

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
2017 Honda Clarity Preview Video

​ Will hydrogen really be the fuel of the future? Honda thinks it might, so it's putting down some serious money to develop its second fuel-cell powered production car--but it's also hedging its bets for electric cars and plug-in hybrids at the same time. We got our first look at the Clarity at...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Coupe, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2016 Honda Civic Coupe Video Preview

The new 10th-generation Honda Civic sedan just went on sale a few weeks ago, and now it's time for the rest of the lineup to roll. Next up: the new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe. The new Civic Coupe is much sleeker and sportier than the previous version, with a long roofline like its four-door...Read More»

2016 Honda Fit
2015-2016 Honda Fit Recalled For Airbag Problem (And It's Not Takata's Fault)

Honda has issued a recall for select 2015 and 2016 models of the Honda Fit. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the side-curtain airbags on some of those vehicles may rip upon deployment, increasing the risk of injury to occupants. If you keep up with the auto news, you...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Hit With $200 Million Fine, Loses Honda As Biggest Client, Stops Using Ammonium Nitrate

After years of investigations and a confusing patchwork of recalls to replace its fatally flawed airbags, Takata has finally buckled. The Japanese parts supplier has agreed to pay a $200 million fine, to redesign its airbags, and to recall all of those devices that use ammonium nitrate unless it...Read More»

2016 Honda CR-V
Takata Crisis Continues: 2016 Honda CR-V Recalled For Exploding Airbags, Nissan Re-Inspects Cars

The complicated and confusing Takata airbag recall is no longer front-page news, but never fear: the nightmare for Takata, automakers, and consumers plays on. The latest chapter in the saga involves Takata's biggest client, Honda. On Friday, the automaker issued a recall for select 2016 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord
2008-2009 Honda Accord Recalled For Sudden Airbag Deployments

Honda has issued a recall for select 2008 and 2009 Honda Accord sedans affecting more than 300,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a software problem that could cause their airbags to go off without...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 Honda Civic First Drive

The tenth-generation Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could wear the same "premium" label that Acura's ILX does. Honda's first turbocharged engine appears in EX-T, EX-L, and Touring models Advanced safety technology is available on every trim level Prices...Read More»

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