Jun 27, 2016

Malaysian woman's death said due to ruptured Takata air bag

A mother of two has died, likely due to a ruptured airbag made by Takata Corp., after the Honda City she was driving was involved in a minor accident in Malaysia on Sunday, authorities said. Mohamed Sabri Shamsudeen, head of the fire department in ...

Jun 9, 2016

Honda recalls 784,000 vehicles in Japan over Takata air bags

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 784,000 vehicles in Japan due to faulty Takata Corp. air bag inflators for front passenger seats. The recall, announced Thursday, is the latest over inflators that may explode with too much force. This recall covers the Odyssey minivan, Accord ...

Jun 6, 2016

Suzuki, MMC hit by minicar sales slump

Two Suzuki Motor Corp. minicar models were among the top 10 best-selling vehicles in Japan in May, but sales were still down on last year amid revelations of improper fuel-testing methods, industry data released Monday showed. The auto manufacturer, which revealed the same month ...

Jun 2, 2016

Honda to set up AI research base in Tokyo

Honda Motor Co. said Thursday that subsidiary Honda R&D Co. plans to establish a research and development base specializing in artificial intelligence in the Akasaka district of Tokyo in September. The major automaker will consolidate almost all of its AI-related R&D activities in the ...

Honda opens new plant in Thailand

May 13, 2016

Honda opens new plant in Thailand

Honda Motor Co.’s Thai unit on Thursday officially opened a new assembly and engine plant around 120 km northeast of Bangkok. Construction of the plant at the Rojana Industrial Park began in 2013, with the automaker investing 17.15 billion baht (around $485 million). It ...

May 8, 2016

Honda to expand Takata air bag recall by 20 million: report

In a widening scandal that led to the biggest auto recall in U.S. history, Honda Motor Co. will recall an additional 20 million Takata-made air bags globally, a newspaper said Sunday. Tokyo-based auto parts giant Takata is struggling to deal with a defect that ...