Transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag problems

Nov 21, 2014

Transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag problems

Transport minister Akihiro Ota said Friday he has directed Takata Corp. to investigate its defective air bags and that the ministry is directly in touch with the firm over the issue. The ministry usually relies on automakers themselves to report incidents and announce recalls, ...

Lawsuit links Takata air bag death to delay in Honda alert

Nov 18, 2014

Lawsuit links Takata air bag death to delay in Honda alert

Honda Motor Co.’s U.S. unit advised dealers not to contact customers about a potentially fatal defect because of a parts shortage, one week before shrapnel from an exploding air bag left a woman looking as if she had been killed with a knife, lawyers ...

Nov 14, 2014

Takata to face U.S. Senate grilling over deadly air bags

Japanese auto parts maker Takata will face the heat of a U.S. Senate hearing next week as lawmakers investigate the firm’s defective air bags now linked to at least five deaths. The Senate Commerce Committee said it had set a hearing for next Thursday ...

Nov 13, 2014

Honda starts jet engine output as it pushes into aviation business

Honda Motor Co. began manufacturing engines Wednesday for its HondaJet small aircraft at a subsidiary in Burlington, North Carolina, and expects certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in the first quarter of next year. The HF120 turbofan engine, developed jointly with U.S. electric ...

Honda to launch new Legend sedan in Japan in January

Nov 10, 2014

Honda to launch new Legend sedan in Japan in January

Honda Motor Co. will roll out the redesigned fifth-generation Legend in Japan in January with the aim of restoring its image following recalls in the home market. Honda said Monday that the new flagship luxury sedan containing the latest technology will be powered by ...

Nov 7, 2014

Facing U.S. safety probe, Honda expands air bag recall

Honda Motor Co., facing a U.S. safety probe, strengthened its recall of U.S. cars to replace potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags linked to several deaths. Japan’s third-biggest carmaker said late Thursday it was adding to its recall an undisclosed number of cars from ...