Senators demand larger air bag recall of 30 million

Oct 25, 2014

Senators demand larger air bag recall of 30 million

More than 30 million vehicles in the United States could be affected by the defective air bags made by auto parts maker Takata Corp. and safety regulators in the U.S. should act quicker to replace the faulty parts, two prominent senators said. “We believe ...

U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

Oct 23, 2014

U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website. The government’s auto ...

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

Sep 20, 2014

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

by Kazuaki Nagata

The growth potential of electric vehicles is being hampered by a lack of charging stations nationwide, industry experts say. Some analysts in the industry have noted that electric vehicle (EV) sales have been slower than anticipated since mass-produced electric vehicles debuted in Japan in ...

Jul 29, 2014

HondaJet eyes expanding market to Latin America, Asia

Honda Aircraft Co. aims to expand its market for the HondaJet to Latin America within a few years, before moving into China and Southeast Asia, the company’s chief, Michimasa Fujino, said Monday. Fujino, president and CEO of the aviation arm of Honda Motor Co., ...

Jul 11, 2014

Honda to recall more than 170,000 hybrids in Japan

Honda Motor Co. told the transport ministry Thursday that it will recall 175,356 units of its hybrid Fit subcompacts and Vezel sport utility vehicles in Japan because of an engine control computer glitch linked to cases of sudden acceleration. This is the fourth safety ...