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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Minivan sales keep falling, but experts say they’ll live on

They were the suburban vehicle of choice in the 1990s and early 2000s, but ever since, minivans appeared to be riding the slow lane to extinction.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

California skirts Trump, signs mileage deal with 4 companies

Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration’s push to freeze requirements at 2021 levels.

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

U.S. expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could …

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags

A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a Honda …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Spokane Valley authorities seek hit-and-run driver from Monday morning

Authorities in Spokane Valley are looking for a vehicle in a hit-and-run that injured a woman Monday morning.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

GM, Honda team up to produce self-driving vehicles

General Motors and Honda are teaming up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation.

Honda dominates most American-made vehicles list of 2018

The most American-made cars may not be made by the most American car brands. Four out of the top 10 most American-made vehicles of 2018 are made by Japanese brand …

Alexander Rossi grabs 3rd career IndyCar win in Long Beach

Alexander Rossi spent his early racing career in Europe, and his extended family back home in California hardly ever saw him in person.

1 million more Toyota and Honda vehicles in U.S. added to Takata air bag recall

An additional 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled as part of a third wave of recalls planned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

Woman hurt by Takata air bag urges owners to get cars fixed

A woman who was seriously hurt by an exploding Takata air bag inflator in a 2013 crash is helping Honda’s effort to persuade car owners to get the dangerous parts …

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.

Honda owners could get up to $500 in air bag settlement

Honda and some of the people suing the company over faulty Takata air bag inflators have agreed to a $605 million settlement.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

How a dangerous Takata air bag made its way into a used car

How a recalled Takata air bag got into an Accord is detailed in a lawsuit filed Friday in Nevada. It highlights the sometimes suspect world of auto parts recycling and …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Downtown Spokane auto dealer begins construction on Honda block

The final phase of a revamped downtown Spokane Larry H. Miller auto campus is underway, as the Salt Lake City-based dealer broke ground this week for its city block-size Honda …

Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag

A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked …

Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures during car repair

Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash.

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered …

UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Tumbling car sales drag down US auto market in March

Passenger car sales plummeted again in March, dragging U.S. auto sales to their third straight monthly decline, a strong indication that years of sales growth have come to an end.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1 billion

Plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits against air bag maker Takata and five automakers allege the car companies knew that Takata’s products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years …

Toyota leads U.S. sales drops as carmakers keep discounts coming

Toyota led carmakers reporting declining U.S. sales in January, as an industry aiming for another record year maintains hefty spending on incentives to keep consumers coming to showrooms.

Honda adds 772,000 vehicles to ongoing air bag recall

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.

Owners of old Honda vehicles urged to get air bags fixed

The U.S. 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 …

Honda reports quarterly loss on strong yen, air-bag recall

Honda Motor Co. is reporting a 93.4 billion yen ($860 million) loss for January-March, as the Japanese automaker is hit by costs for a massive air-bag recall and an unfavorable …

Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April

America’s love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while …

U.S. ends Honda investigation for failing to report deaths, injuries

The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations.

Honda reports 10th U.S. death from Takata air bags

Another person has died from injuries due to an exploding Takata air bag.

2.2M Hondas, Acuras being recalled for Takata air bag trouble

Honda is recalling another 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver’s air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

It’s ‘fake meth,’ man tells deputy

A man arrested for driving with a suspended license told a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy a bag of white crystals was “fake meth.”

Honda to expand air bag recall nationwide

WASHINGTON - Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver’s side air bags to all 50 states.

Six Honda cars stolen in Spokane Valley Tuesday

Car thieves made off with five Honda Accords and one Integra in Spokane Valley yesterday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. An attempted theft of a Honda Civic also …