Honda is recalling 1 million cars in California with Takata airbags. The recall includes various makes of the Honda Accord, Acura, and other vehicles from model years 2001 to 2011.
The new Acura TL Special Edition car is now on sale. The 2013 Acura is priced from $38,300 and includes a deck lid spoiler, keyless access, and distinctive 18-inch alloys.
The 2013 Honda Civic has become the first compact car ever to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation. Engineering tweaks to the 2013 sedan and coupe led to the top tier designation.
Honda recall involves nearly 53,000 Acuras from 2007 and 2008. Deteriorating power-steering hoses sparked the Honda recall.
After two previous recalls for the same problem, the expanded Honda recall for airbags is the latest in the troubles affecting Japanese automakers.