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Honda Motor to hike North American HR-V output 60 pct - Nikkei
Friday, 27 May 2016 01:16pm EDT 

Nikkei: Honda Motor to hike North American HR-V output 60 pct - Nikkei . One of the goals of reshuffle is to raise output capacity of Honda Motor's HR-V compact SUV by 60 pct from the 2015 level to around 160,000 units - Nikkei . Output hike will be achieved by Honda Motor in 2017 or later by moving portion of manufacturing operations for Acura MDX elsewhere - Nikkei . Honda Motor anticipates another year of record sales in the U.S. in 2016 - Nikkei .Honda Motor aims to rebalance production arrangements not only in the U.S., but also in Japan and Europe - Nikkei.  Full Article

Honda Canada provides update on expanded recall of Takata non-desiccated passenger front airbag inflators
Friday, 27 May 2016 06:30am EDT 

Honda Canada : Statement by Honda Canada regarding expanded recall of Takata non-desiccated passenger front airbag inflators . Will conduct safety recalls in North America covering approximately 4.5 million passenger airbag inflators in Honda and Acura automobiles . Takata inflator replacement repairs are expected to begin in late-summer of 2016 . Approximately 2.2 million new vehicles added to Takata inflator recall in united states . No new driver front airbag inflators in Honda or Acura automobiles will be subject to recall as a result of the action .Honda has not received any reports of Takata inflator ruptures in Honda or Acura vehicles in Canada.  Full Article

Honda to recall 21 mln more vehicles to fix Takata air bags - Bloomberg
Friday, 13 May 2016 04:36am EDT 

:Honda To Recall 21 Million More Vehicles To Fix Takata Air Bags - Bloomberg.  Full Article

Honda exec: agrees with NHTSA's view on root cause of Takata air bag defects
Friday, 13 May 2016 03:54am EDT 

: Honda exec: agrees with NHTSA's view on root cause of Takata air bag defects . Honda: set aside recall costs for all air bag inflators without desiccants Further company coverage: [7267.T] (Reporting By Makiko Yamazaki).  Full Article

Honda assumes average dollar rate of 105 yen in fy2016/17
Friday, 13 May 2016 03:11am EDT 

: Honda Motor Co <7267.T>: assumes average dollar rate of 105 yen in fy2016/17 . sees fy2016/17 global sales of 3,745,000 cars . sees fy2016/17 Japan sales of 600,000 cars . sees fy2016/17 N.America sales of 1,990,000 cars . sees fy2016/17 Asia sales of 730,000 cars (Reporting by Maki Shiraki).  Full Article

Honda says Jan-April China vehicle sales +12.7 pct y/y
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 01:16am EDT 

Honda Motor Co <7267.T> says: April China vehicle sales up 18.3 pct y/y to 84,648 vehicles, versus up 14.8 pct in March . January-April China vehicle sales up 12.7 pct y/y to 346,379 vehicles (Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu) ((Norihiko.Shirouzu@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Honda Motor Co Ltd - Texas teen's death spurs renewed call to fix recalled cars - Reuters News
Thursday, 7 Apr 2016 09:08pm EDT 

Honda Motor Co Ltd:The brother of a Texas teenager killed by shrapnel from an exploding Takata Corp air bag said on Thursday that his family never received a recall notice about the defective vehicle safety device. - RTRS.The brother's comments came as federal safety regulators called current methods of alerting consumers about vehicle safety recalls inadequate.They also contradicted a statement from Honda Motor Co that said notices to replace the air bag were sent to the owners of the 2002 Honda Civic involved in the accident in which Huma Hanif, a high school senior, was killed.Hanif's death was the 10th in the United States linked to defective air bags made by Takata.Automakers have repaired or replaced about a quarter of the estimated 29 million defective Takata air bags recalled, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Hanif, of Richmond, Texas, died on March 31 after the 14-year-old Civic she was driving hit the rear of another vehicle at an intersection, causing the air bag to deploy.Texas officials released new details about the accident on Thursday. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls and other officials told a news conference that Hanif, 17, should have survived the relatively minor accident that crumpled the car's hood.However, an autopsy showed that her jugular vein and carotid artery were cut by metal shrapnel from the air bag's inflator.  Full Article

Honda Motor Co Ltd recalling around 164,000 vehicles in Japan - transport ministry - Reuters News
Sunday, 3 Apr 2016 12:24pm EDT 

Honda Motor Co Ltd:Honda recalling around 164,000 vehicles in Japan - transport ministry - RTRS.  Full Article

Honda Motor Co Ltd - OMRON Corp to pay $4.6mln, plead guilty to bid rigging-DOJ - Reuters News
Thursday, 17 Mar 2016 12:07pm EDT 

Honda Motor Co Ltd:A unit of Omron Corp has agreed to plead guilty and pay $4.6 million for conspiring to rig bids on power window switches installed in Honda Civics 7267.T sold in the U.S., the Department of Justice said on Thursday. - RTRS.Omron Automotive Electronics Co. Ltd conspired with another company to rig the bids between 2003 and 2013, the Justice Department said.  Full Article

Honda Motor Co Ltd - Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India suspends nearly 100 workers at Tapukara factory, Rajasthan - Business Standard - Reuters
Tuesday, 1 Mar 2016 11:08am EST 

Honda Motor Co Ltd:Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has suspended close to 100 workers at its Tapukara factory in Rajasthan's Alwar district, alleging their involvement in the February 16 incidents of damage and disturbance - Business Standard.Many workers had gone on a strike that day, something the company says was illegal. HMSI, part of Japanese auto major Honda, is the country’s second largest two-wheeler player.“Close to 100 workers who were found to be involved directly in sabotage were given the suspension letters”, HMSI said in an e-mail.Another 60 workers were also sent warning letters, directing them to report for duty or face consequences.The high court in Jaipur granted bail on Tuesday to 39 of the 44 Tapukara workers who were arrested for alleged involvement in the February 16 happenings.The letter blames some workers for inciting others, hampering production, taking control of and damaging equipment, and intimidating executives.It said the presence of these workers was not in the interest of the company. The period of suspension is not mentioned.The warning letter accuses workers of being involved in an illegal strike and creating an atmosphere of indiscipline.And, that despite five separate directions to join work, these workers have stayed away. Business Standard has reviewed a copy of the letters.  Full Article


Honda outselling Toyota in China, sets up photo finish for 2016

BEIJING Honda Motor Co's sales in China surpassed those of Toyota Motor Corp for the first 11 months of 2016 as new models lured consumers and set the Japanese rivals up for a photo finish in their rankings for full-year sales in the world's top auto market.