New Honda #PhoneDownEyesUp Social Campaign Targets Distracted Driving

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Campaign Supports Distracted Driving Awareness Month Honda is encouraging safer driving habits through a new social media campaign titled #PhoneDownEyesUp in support of Distracted Driving Awareness month in April. Since distracted driving is a form of multitasking, Honda is launching a new social media video series demonstrating the difficulty and danger in trying to do […]

Statement by American Honda Regarding Expansion of Nationwide Recall of Certain Takata Passenger Front Airbag Inflators

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Nationwide recall of passenger front airbag inflators expands to include approximately 127,000 inflators in 2003-2004 CR-V vehicles not previously subject to recall or safety improvement campaign No change to national recall of driver front airbag inflators Honda’s national Takata airbag inflator recall repair completion rate is 47.1% Honda announced today that it will expand a […]

Our Perspectives: Takata Inflator Recall Update

Statement by American Honda Regarding Plug Top Ignition Coil Recall: 2015 Honda Fit

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Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 17,800 model-year 2015 Fit vehicles in the United States to replace the plug top ignition coils, free of charge. The original plug top ignition coils may degrade over time, which, in the worst case, could cause the vehicle’s engine to stall, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes […]

Thank You to My Honda Accord

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This has been a stressful week. Saturday evening I got seriously rearended. This wasn’t your typical fender bender. I was stopped and the kid behind me didn’t even try to stop; he bounced off me and hit a 2010 Honda CR-V head-on that was going the opposit direction. He hit that CR-V so hard it […]

Entire Acura Sedan Model Line Earns Top NHTSA Safety Ratings as 2016 Acura ILX Sedan Achieves 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score

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Acura continues to advance its leadership in safety performance among luxury brands with the 2016 ILX becoming the latest Acura sedan to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The 2016 Acura ILX joins the flagship RLX luxury sedani and the TLX performance-luxury sedan […]

Statement by American Honda Regarding Nationwide Recall of Certain Takata Passenger Front Airbag Inflators

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Nationwide recall of passenger front airbag inflators in 2001-2005 Civic and 2003-2007 Accord will add approximately 1.39 million inflators not previously subject to recall or safety improvement campaign No change to national recall of driver front airbag inflators announced on May 28 Honda today announced that it will initiate a national recall to replace, free […]

Our Perspectives: Plain Speaking on the Takata Defect Announcement

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Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a formal defect determination by Takata related to front airbag inflators installed in vehicles from more than 10 automakers. While the headlines that followed focused on the millions of vehicles potentially involved, regrettably, most drivers are still unable to determine if their own car is […]

Statement by American Honda Regarding Takata Airbag Inflator Recalls

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Approximately 350,000 vehicles1 to be added to the prior passenger airbag inflator recall Vehicles previously covered by voluntary national driver airbag inflator Safety Improvement Campaigns (14V-351 and 15V-153) will transition into a formal recall with no new additional vehicles requiring repair Honda will add approximately 350,000 vehicles to its recalls of Takata airbag inflators in […]

Getting to 100% Recall Completion Rates: Incentives and Innovative Ideas

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Remarks by Bruce Smith Senior Vice President, Parts, Service and Technical Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a one-day workshop with legislators, leading transportation officials, automotive industry representatives, safety advocates and researchers to identify approaches for raising low recall completion rates. Appearing […]