US safety agency to require automatic emergency braking on new vehicles and set tougher standards
The U.S. government’s auto safety agency plans to require that all new passenger cars and light trucks include potentially life-saving automatic emergency braking and meet stricter safety standards within three years.
Suspect arrested in deadly parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois
The fear and worry in the northern Chicago suburbs start to fade as police found a person of interest in the deadly Fourth of July parade shooting. Within hours, police identified 22-year-old Robert Crimo III as a person of interest.
Honda recalls more than 600K vehicles in US for fuel pumps
FILE- This Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows a Honda logo at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Honda has plans to sell two all-electric SUVs in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, and it soon will offer hybrid gas-electric versions of its top-selling models. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)DETROIT – Honda is recalling more than 628,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace fuel pumps that can fail, causing the engines to stall. Owners will be notified by mail in late May and dealers will replace the fuel pumps for free. Owners of these models can determine if their vehicles are involved by keying in their vehicle identification number at www.recalls.acura.com or www.recalls.honda.com.
Police seek 4 in connection with violent carjacking on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Police are looking for public assistance in identifying four people wanted in connection with a March 3 assault and carjacking on Detroit’s west side. As the victim followed her two men exit the Honda, assault the man and take his car keys. Police said the woman entered the Honda and one of the suspects enters for Ford and both vehicles fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2555, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Matt Jones ties course record with 61 in Honda Classic
Matt Jones of Australia hits from the 18th tee during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Jones tied the course record at PGA National with a 9-under 61. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Matt Jones’ opening round at the Honda Classic was remarkable. Jones tied the course record Thursday on a typically windy day at PGA National with a bogey-free 9-under 61 giving him a three-shot lead. “I was just managing the golf course and hitting good shots,” Jones said. And Hunter Mahan had a six-hole stretch in which he made, in order, eagle, bogey, bogey, triple bogey, bogey, birdie.
Honda of America plans to sell 2 fully electric SUVs in 2024
Honda has plans to sell two all-electric SUVs in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, and it soon will offer hybrid gas-electric versions of its top-selling models. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)DETROIT – Honda has plans to sell two all-electric SUVs in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, and it soon will offer hybrid gas-electric versions of its top-selling models. Honda of America sales chief Dave Gardner told reporters one of the electric SUVs will be from the Honda brand, while the other will be an Acura. As part of Honda's efforts to meet stricter emissions standards, it will reduce emissions from its internal combustion vehicles, Gardner said. Already the company has a hybrid called the Insight, as well as hybrid versions of its Accord midsize car, CR-V small SUV.
Honda recalls 1.4M US vehicles for software, other problems
Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to repair drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat and a software flaw. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)DETROIT – Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to repair drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat and a software flaw. The software recall includes 737,000 Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. Two drive shaft recalls cover 430,000 Honda Civic Hybrids from 2012, the 2007 through 2014 Honda Fit, the 2013 through 2015 Acura ILX and the 2013 through 2015 Honda Accord. Dealers will inspect the left and right drive shafts and replace them if needed.
Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together
DETROIT General Motors and Honda say they have signed a deal to explore sharing vehicle underpinnings and propulsion systems in North America. The companies say planning discussions on jointly-designed vehicles will start immediately and include vehicles powered by both electricity and internal combustion engines. Honda and GM say in a statement Thursday that they'll also cooperate on purchasing, research and connected services. In April the companies announced they would jointly develop two electric vehicles for Honda based on GM's global electric vehicle platform. The alliance would be governed by a joint committee of senior executives from both companies, the statement said.
GM, Honda partners to develop electric vehicles, automotive technology
Auto analyst David Cole called the agreement coopetition, which auto companies work together to save money. Thats needed now more than ever, and with the Honda Motor Company getting involved, that should tell how important coopetition is. The agreement wasnt completely out of the blue as the two companies agreed to work on next-generation electric vehicles in April. RELATED: May Mobility expanding in Ann Arbor; highlights leadership in autonomous vehicle technologyThe companies will share common vehicle platforms -- electrified and internal combustion propulsion -- meaning some vehicles will be GM underneath Honda exteriors. All of the automakers know eventually electrification, autonomous vehicles and connectivity will be the way of life, but thats far off in the future, Krebs said.
Honda reaches $85 million settlement over Takata airbags
NEW YORK Honda has reached an $85 million settlement with multiple states over allegations that it hid safety failures in the airbags of certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. The settlement was announced by James Tuesday, but involved attorneys general from 48 states. Honda has recalled approximately 12.9 million Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with the defective inflators since 2008. Under a separate class action settlement, Honda customers are entitled to restitution for damages or injuries that occurred as a result of the defective airbags. More: Takata airbags coverage
2 women, 8-month-old shot on Detroits east side
DETROIT Police are investigating after they said two women and an 8-month-old baby were shot on Detroits east side on Friday evening. Police said the three victims were in a black Honda SUV when a suspect drove up in a Dodge Ram opened fire, and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Black man who is heavy-set and was wearing a black shirt, white stripe pants and white shoes. The 8-month-old is listed as in critical condition, according to police. READ: More local crime reports
Japans Honda reports loss in April-June as virus hits sales
Honda Motor Co. racked up an 80.8 billion yen ($765 million) fiscal first quarter loss, a reversal from a 172 billion yen profit in the previous fiscal year. The crisis has reaffirmed the need for Honda to reshape its operations by beefing up online sales and growing leaner, he said. Nissan Motor Co., already reeling from a scandal surrounding its former executive Carlos Ghosn, racked up a 285.6 billion yen ($2.7 billion) loss and has announced plant closures in Spain and Indonesia. Honda said it is projecting a 165 billion yen ($1.6 billion) profit for the fiscal year through March 2021, down 64% from a year earlier. It expects to sell 4.5 million vehicles in the current fiscal year, down from 4.79 million vehicles in the fiscal year that ended in March.
Honda recalls 1.6 million vans, SUVs in 4 different US recalls
The largest recall covers nearly 608,000 Odysseys from 2018 to 2020, the 2019 and 2020 Passport and the 2019 through 2021 Pilot. Dealers will reprogram the software starting Sept. 23. Another recall covers almost a half-million Odysseys and Passports from 2019 and 2020 and Pilots from 2019 through 2021. Dealers will replace the sliding door outer handle cables starting Sept. 23. Honda will replace the rearview camera at no cost starting Sept. 23.
Mrquez back on bike 4 days after surgery on broken arm
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA Marc Mrquez returned to the track just four days after undergoing surgery on a broken arm and finished Saturdays practice session for the Andalucia Grand Prix with the 20th best time. The six-time defending MotoGP champion says he will decide later whether to take part in the race itself on Sunday. Team Honda said Thursday that Mrquez passed a physical and was declared fit to race despite undergoing surgery to fix a broken right humerus on Tuesday. The Spaniard crashed near the end of last Sundays Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera, which marked MotoGPs first race since the coronavirus pandemic struck. Tests showed there was no nerve damage caused by the fracture, allowing Mrquez to participate this weekend at the same Circuito de Jerez-ngel Nieto circuit.
Customized Hondas will take Detroiters to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)
DETROIT – Detroit is once again the home for the year’s newest cars -- but this year’s models are designed for the times. Honda is donating its first 10 minivans specially fitted for transporting those sick with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Detroit. Higher pressure air in the front where the air is then pushed to the rear. The pressure ensuring there’s never airflow from the patient to the driver, much like the pressure barrier created in hospital rooms. Instead, he asked the Honda representative at the briefing to explain Honda had already engineered a similar system for other vehicles in Tokyo.
Man in custody after carjacking woman, crashing into Royal Oak home
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Police said a 29-year-old man is in custody after carjacking a woman at a Mobil gas station in Royal Oak. Officers responded to a 911 call of a carjacking Thursday at 9:20 p.m. outside the gas station at 31001 Woodward Avenue. The caller reported that a man stole a red Honda CRV from a woman along with her cellphone at the gas station and fled the scene. The clerk said a man was inside the store who said he had been assaulted by an unknown subject. Officers responded and discovered man was the suspect from the carjacking incident.
Boy's Grim Discovery Solves Missing Person's Case From 1992
A 13-year-old boy has helped solve the mystery of an elderly woman who went missing in Canada nearly three decades ago. In the fall of 1992, Janet Farris, a 70-year-old mother from British Columbia, was driving to a wedding in Alberta. Royal Canadian Mounted PoliceSo off went Max and two local officers, trying to find the spot where the boy had seen the sunken car. "I think the worst was not knowing," her 62-year-old son, George Farris, told the CBC. RELATED STORIESWoman Traveling the World Before Losing Her Sight Has Gone Missing in PeruPolice Searching for Missing Woman Last Seen Leaving Work EarlyMissing Native American Woman Found Dead in Freezer Nearly a Year After Vanishing
Desperate for McDonalds, 10-Year-Old Steals Moms Car, Crashes: Cops
One Missouri 10-year-old went from lovin it to regrettin it very quickly after cops say she stole her mothers car to get McDonalds but ended up crashing the vehicle. The girl sustained minor injuries. Cops said the girl woke up Wednesday morning with a craving for fast food. Officers learned that when the girl woke up this morning, she wanted to get McDonalds to eat. RELATED STORIESPuppy Reunites With Owner After Surviving 2 Weeks in Desert Following Car CrashWoman Crashes Car After Noticing Spider InsideCar Crashes Into Gym While Man Works Out on Treadmill
Honda recalls 1.6 million vehicles over Takata airbags
TOKYO - Honda is recalling 1.6 million vehicles in the last phase of its efforts to replace potentially deadly Takata airbags, the company announced Friday. Honda is ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's schedule for replacing the Takata airbag inflators, the carmaker said in a statement. Honda in March confirmed 14 deaths and more than 200 injuries in the US related to Takata airbag driver's front inflator ruptures. A chemical drying agent used in the inflators could cause airbags to rupture, Takata said. Upon bursting, some Takata airbags caused shrapnel to explode forward into passengers and drivers, injuring or killing some.