Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda have issued global recalls of 3.4 million vehicles for faulty airbags that come from a single supplier. The recalled airbags could deploy with too much force, potentially causing fires and endangering passengers.
Sarah Palin Tesla tweet lumps the car maker and its luxury Model S in with other tax-subsided 'losers.' Tesla founder Elon Musk couldn't resist tweeting a response, but he should have.
Car sales were strong in March. Major automakers including Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan all reported increased car sales, with some reporting their best monthly totals since the start of the Great Recession in December of 2007.
Honda recall: Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it was recalling more than 183,000 vehicles in the U.S., including the Acura RL, Acura MDX and Pilot models.
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.
February car sales were slightly weaker than January, but they were stronger than last year by 7 percent. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and General Motors saw their sales rise, while Honda and Nissan saw declines.
Ford Motor Company generated more positive 'buzz' than any other automaker for the second year in a row, according to a study by marketing firm YouGov. Honda came in second place, behind Ford Motor Company.
With GM using solar at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and Volkswagen recently unveiling a huge solar array at its Chattanooga plant, Honda is next to display its green credentials--with wind turbines at its Ohio transmission factory, Ingram writes.
Honda recall involves potentially missing rivets on airbag covers, which could cause them to deploy improperly. Some 748,000 late-model Pilots and Odysseys are part of the Honda recall.