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Air Bag Issue Gets More Than 750K Honda Vehicles Recalled

Faulty sensor could cause front air bags to inflate when they shouldn't

(Newser) - Honda is recalling more than three quarters of a million vehicles in the US because a faulty sensor may cause the front passenger air bags to inflate when they're not supposed to in a crash, the AP reports. The recall covers certain Honda Pilot, Accord, Civic sedan, HR-V, and...

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Honda, Toyota Announce Major Recalls

Recalls affect around 3.5M vehicles in US

(Newser) - Toyota and Honda have announced major recalls affecting a total of around 3.5 million vehicles in the US. Toyota said Wednesday it's recalling 1 million vehicles over a defect that could cause airbags not to deploy, increasing the risk of injury. The recall covers a range of Toyota...

One Automaker Rules the Most 'Made-in-America' Vehicles

Tesla takes up top 4 spots in ranking, starting with its Model Y

(Newser) - Looking for a new set of wheels that will make you feel extra patriotic? Buy a Tesla—at least, one of the models that dominate the top four slots in's most "American-made" vehicles index. Auto production in the US adds a big boost to the national...

Feds: Air Bags in Older Hondas Are Extremely Dangerous

One senator calls the vehicles 'deathtraps'

(Newser) - The US government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous, the AP reports. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it has data showing...

Acura Apologizes for 'Not Too Dark' Casting Call

Super Bowl ad guidelines leaked to TMZ

(Newser) - Acura apologized this week over a casting document for its Super Bowl commercial that requested a black actor who is "not too dark." The casting sheet had specified: "Nice Looking, friendly. Not too dark." reports TMZ . An actor angry at being passed over for the commercial,...

Seinfeld, Soup Nazi Reunite in Super Bowl Ad

Jerry battles for new car

(Newser) - First it was Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller ; now, Jerry Seinfeld is looking back on past glories in a Super Bowl ad, Mashable reports. The commercial features Seinfeld battling to be the first to own a new Acura NSX. Trouble is, another guy already has dibs. So Seinfeld offers him...

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