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This is the second recall on the new Escape, an earlier one was conducted to repair carpeting that interfered with accelerator and brake pedal movement, and it raises concerns about Ford’s ability to launch new models without quality concerns. Honda recalled more vehicles in 2011 than any other automaker operating in the U.S. Continue reading
This headlight recall apparently mirrors an earlier Honda headlight recall on 143,083 model year 2007 and 2008 Fit vehicles because of a bad headlight switch, which caused the low-beams to fail and possibly start a fire. Continue reading
Honda Recalls Grass Trimmers for Laceration Hazard as Consumer Reports Bumps Honda out of First Place in Autos
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada today announced a voluntary recall of about 17,600 Honda grass trimmers. The latest Honda safety recall came as Consumer Reports said that Subaru for the first time has earned the top score in automaker report cards for 2012. Honda, the winner for the past four years, slipped to fourth place among 13 major automakers behind Mazda and Toyota. Continue reading
Initially, Honda only recalled 4200 vehicles three years ago and ignored the rest of the world. However, this Honda problem was ongoing as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was fining Toyota for safety defect cover-ups – ones that ultimately resulted in millions of dollars in fines and a shredded Toyota corporate and vehicle quality reputation. During the past year or so, Honda has issued more than 22 public statements about various safety defects and recalls in the U.S. Continue reading
Toyota of course was ultimately assessed record civil fines by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last year for its failure to promptly recall all of the vehicles affected by deadly unintended acceleration or stuck gas pedal problems. The “Toyota effect” now looms large over the auto industry since no automaker wants to be charged with a safety defect coverup. Continue reading
All automakers typically try to limit the number of vehicles covered in recalls or service actions to cut down on expenses and limit damage to their reputations. However, as investigations proceed the population of affected vehicles sometimes expands due to uncertainties around the root cause or inability to identify exactly how many parts are affected. Continue reading
American Honda is recalling 2,800 model-year 2011 Odyssey vehicles in the U.S. to replace the side window glass in one or both of the front doors. It was the second Odyssey recall of the month, following an earlier one to replace a front windshield wiper linkage rod that could break. Continue reading
Honda is recalling 33,341 model-year 2011 Odyssey vehicles in the U.S. to replace the front windshield wiper linkage rod. If the windshield wipers are frozen to the windshield with heavy ice and the wipers are turned on without freeing them … Continue reading
It is no longer a given – or it shouldn’t be – among shoppers or government safety officials that the Japanese are automotive quality leaders. Continue reading
Toyota or the “Toyota Recall Effect” was the big reason that 2010 was the second highest recall year on record. However, a quick scan of previous Honda recalls questions whether the long-standing Japanese reputation for quality is as accurate as previously portrayed by the media. Continue reading
American Honda will recall model year 2010-11 Accord and 2011 Pilot vehicles in the U.S. to prevent a potential front suspension failure. The machinery used to tighten the spindle nuts on the front axles of both vehicles, and the damper … Continue reading
Honda will recall 35,984 Passport SUVs sold in the United States from model years 1998-2002 to inspect the rear suspension lower trailing links. The forward mounting bracket for the left or right rear suspension lower link may suffer excessive corrosion leading to a failure of the suspension, increasing the risk of a crash.