Honda is beginning the next round of recalls for Takata passenger front airbag inflators a couple months ahead of schedule because it has adequate replacement parts in stock and has had high repair rates so far.
The fallout from Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal has left the automaker in an awkward spot: It must now fund an ad campaign pushing electric vehicle awareness that highlights competitors' products.
Paced by declines at Ford, the Japan 3, General Motors and Hyundai-Kia, light-vehicle sales fell in July as the auto industry lost speed going into the second half of a year projected to be weaker than the robust first six months. The SAAR fell to 16.73 million, in line with projections. Light-truck demand rose while car deliveries skidded 18 percent.