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Takata airbags may be linked to another driver's death
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»

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»

Inflated airbag
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»

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