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2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: the first service stop
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: the first service stop

It's been six months since we took delivery of our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and we have been packing on the miles as quickly as one can. After just over 8,000 miles, our Pilot's trip computer informed us it was time for its first service stop. How did we get to over 8,000 miles in...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Audit: Takata hid info about failed airbags

Takata's no-good, very bad month year decade has taken another sharp turn south: an audit has revealed that the supplier altered test results to make its airbag inflators seem safer than they actually were. As if that news weren't cruel enough, the audit was commissioned by Takata's former #1...Read More»

2003 Honda Pilot EX
NHTSA to 300,000 Honda, Acura owners: Don't drive cars until airbags are replaced (breaking)

If you own any of the following list of cars, the NHTSA has an urgent message for you. DO NOT drive them until you get the airbag replaced. CHECK OUT: Honda Accord's turns 40, somehow still looks better than the rest of us These cars have an extremely high risk of their airbags exploding, the...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot: Our long-term fuel economy so far

Summer is finally here, and naturally that means it's time for some road trips. Our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD that joined the TCC test fleet earlier this year finished up its duty in the mid-Atlantic states and has migrated north to the Midwest to report for family duty. Family cars...Read More»

Honda Accord 40th Anniversary
Honda Accord's turns 40, somehow still looks better than the rest of us

Mine was a gray 1986 Accord Hatchback that overheated up the hill on my way home, and didn't have the brakes to stop me going down the hill on my way to high school. I loved it. Over 40 years, there have been 12.7 million stories or more like mine across the U.S. ALSO SEE: NHTSA to 300,000 Honda...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata airbags may be linked to another driver's death

Takata airbags have likely claimed another victim--this time, in Malaysia. If an investigation conclusively links Takata's fatally flawed devices with the driver's death, it will be the 14th confirmed worldwide. The airbags have also caused more than 100 injuries. Like most of the other fatalities...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition
The 2017 Honda Accord Sport becomes Special when you add leather, we agree

The new Accord Sport seems to be doing well for Honda. After making its bow last year, the appearance package for the new Accord that heaps on body sills, a rear spoiler and chrome dual exhaust tips gets a sibling that will add two more tricks for 2017: heated leather seats with red stitching and...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles

In late 2013, General Motors announced that it was giving its top job to Mary Barra. It was very, very big news. Barra had plenty of fans, plenty of credentials, and as if that weren't enough to make her appointment noteworthy, Barra was the first woman to take the reins of a major automaker. At...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test: what we'd change

Last week, we picked 7 things that keep us grabbing the keys to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD for long road trips. Now it's time for the nitpicking. Granted, the Pilot does many things very well--well enough to earn our Best Car To Buy 2016 award. Some things could stand improvement...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: 7 reasons to buy one

We're entering month four with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the miles continue to roll up without a hitch. That's as we expected. We spent a lot of time with the Pilot last year in its run-up to our Best Car To Buy 2016 award. It was just about a year ago we took it for a first...Read More»

2006 Honda Gold Wing with Takata airbag
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»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 Honda Civic video road test

The Honda Civic is one of the best-selling, most widely recognized car lines in the world. You might say it’s a wee bit important for Honda to get it right when it goes in for a revamp. For 2016 the Civic is new. Is it once again the standard of the compact-car world? With a clean-sheet...Read More»

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Honda gets a jump on Takata, plans to recall more 20 million airbag inflators

Last week, the Takata airbag recall nearly tripled in size in the U.S., as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the Japanese supplier to recall an additional 35-40 million airbag inflators. Though Takata hasn't yet publicly responded to those demands, Honda isn't waiting...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Honda Ridgeline first drive review

Some of the best pickup trucks are full-sizers, but how big is big enough? If you’re not pulling a big horse trailer or building a big house, a mid-size truck might be the right tool to get the job done. That’s especially true if the mid-size truck does all the good things accomplished...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
Long-Term Test Drive: Which 2016 Honda Pilot trim level should you buy?

Spring finally is here, and for The Car Connection's editors, that typically means it's time to hit the road for miles and days on end. This spring, we've been hitting the road--a lot--in the long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD that joined our test fleet earlier in the year. With rivals like the...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord
2004-2007 Honda Accord recalled for Takata airbag mix-up

Honda is recalling roughly 11,600 Honda Accord vehicles from the 2004 to 2007 model years. The automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration both confirm that the recall stems from problems with the car's passenger-side airbag, which was manufactured by Takata. This particular...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
11th Takata airbag death confirmed

Another death has been conclusively linked to exploding airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata. It's the eleventh fatality worldwide, the tenth in the U.S., and the tenth to occur in a Honda vehicle. The incident took place just one week ago, on March 31, in Fort Bend County, Texas. The...Read More»

Inflated airbag
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»

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