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Honda’s China vehicle sales drop for fifth straight month

BEIJING: Honda Motor Co’s China vehicle sales fell 6 percent in June from a year earlier to 107,985 units as the company continues to reel under the impact of a quality issue earlier this year. Sales fell for a fifth straight month in June, the Tokyo-based carmaker said on Tuesday. Honda’s sales took a hit after a quality issue surfaced in its popular CR-V sport-utility vehicle earlier this year. Though the company resolved the issue in May, sales for that month were down 15.3 percent. During the first half of 2018,…

Honda to start selling Hondajet in Japan next year

TOKYO: Honda Motor Co on Wednesday said it would start selling its six-seater business jet in Japan next year, as it seeks to expand global sales by tapping into demand from a growing class of high net-worth individuals. The automaker is currently awaiting certification for the plane both at home and in China, after having already received the U.S. and European certifications over the past two years. Honda said it had partnered with trading house Marubeni Corp for domestic deliveries of the jet.…

Honda recalling 900,000 minivans because seats may tip forward

WASHINGTON: Honda Motor said on Saturday that it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted. The Japanese automaker said the recall covered 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey minivans, all but 2,000 of which are in North America, and that it had 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. Honda said it was working on a recall fix to help ensure proper latching and, in the interim, had posted a detailed instruction sheet on how to ensure seats…

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

BEIJING: Honda will recall more than 245,000 vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said Sunday, dealing another blow to Takata's largest client. The Japanese carmaker and its Chinese joint venture partner Guangqi Honda will start withdrawing vehicles fitted with the potentially faulty airbags beginning October 23 and will include Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour and Everus S1 models, China's top consumer watchdog said. They will replace the faulty airbags…

Honda reaches $605 mn settlement over defective airbags

WASHINGTON: Japanese carmaker Honda reached a $605 million settlement in a lawsuit over defective airbags in millions of cars on American roads, the legal team for the victims said Friday. Honda joins Nissan, Toyota, BMW, Mazda and Subaru in agreeing a deal to settle a lawsuit, replace the defective airbags from now-bankrupt Takata, and to compensate car owners. The latest agreement was filed in the US District Court in Miami. Peter Prieto, one of the lawyers leading the team going after Takata, said the deal,…

Honda recalls 1.2 million cars, citing faulty battery sensors

NEW YORK: Honda announced Thursday a recall of 1.2 million cars sold in the United States, following four engine compartment fires linked to faulty battery sensors. The Japanese auto giant said the recall affects Accords from the 2013-2016 model years. Honda said it would replace the sensors for the 12-volt battery free of charge. The company said no injuries have been reported in connection with the malfunctioning sensors. The company says the sensors on the negative terminal of the battery aren’t…