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 ...

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 ...