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Honda slows Accord, Civic production as buyers shift to SUVs

Apr. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant, in part to prepare the factory...

Death in Arizona is 24th due to faulty Takata air inflators

Mar. 29, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

Another driver has died after being injured by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, raising the worldwide death toll to 24. Armando V. Ortega, 55, of Yuma, was killed June 11, 2018, three days after the crash of a 2002 Honda Civic near Buckeye, Arizona. Takata's inflators can explode with too much force, hurling...

Takata air bags claim another life after Arizona crash

Mar. 29, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An Arizona man killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator brings the worldwide death toll to at least 24. Armando V. Ortega, 55, of Yuma, died June 11, 2018, three days after his 2002 Honda Civic was involved in a crash in near Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of Public...

Japan's Honda, Hino join SoftBank-Toyota mobility venture

Mar. 28, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Honda and Hino are joining a partnership between SoftBank and Toyota for mobility service innovation such as self-driving cars. Japanese technology company SoftBank Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., the nation's top automaker, announced late last year a joint venture for...

Honda to recall around 1M vehicles with dangerous air bags

Mar. 11, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is likely to recall around 1 million older vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the Takata driver's air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls could be dangerous. Documents posted Monday by Canadian safety regulators show that Honda is recalling many of its most...

Electrics, compacts and SUVs share stage at Geneva auto show

Mar. 3, 2019 8:25 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmakers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year's Geneva auto show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize an industry facing serious challenges on several fronts. The Geneva International Motor Show is taking place against a...