UPDATED: 6/23/17 5:04 pm ET - adds detail, background

Honda engineer debunks own claim about cause of Takata airbag failures

Honda said an engineer who once suggested he knew a hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata's defective airbags later indicated he was mistaken.

UPDATED: 6/23/17 3:12 pm ET - adds details

Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking

A second U-turn this year by Ford in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding more economic and political pressure on the industry.

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