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  • Honda Motor Q2 profit falls 4%, misses estimates Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    Honda Motor reported a 4.1 percent fall in second-quarter profit, as it struggles with product recalls that could delay the development of new models.

  • Honda Motor Q2 profit falls 4 pct, misses estimates Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 28- Honda Motor Co on Tuesday reported a 4.1 percent fall in second-quarter profit, missing analyst estimates, as it struggles with product recalls in the United States and Japan that could delay the development of new models. The result comes as U.S. consumers announced a lawsuit against Honda in relation to its recall of over 5 million cars carrying...

  • Oct 27- Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, was sued on Monday by consumers who claimed Takata and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information. If that status is granted, it could subject Takata to a larger payout in a trial or settlement than if...

  • *Fujifilm extends gains, but fund manager says its core business uncertain. It helped drive up Seven& i Holdings Co and Aeon Co 1.0 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. Outperforming the market was Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, which rose 2.6 percent after a U.S. judge slashed a $9 billion punitive damages award to $36.8 million against it and Eli Lilly& Co over their...

  • More air bag recalls could test Takata ties Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:56 PM ET
    A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's current crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    Japan's Takata is unlikely to be dumped by its automaker customers given the cost and disruption of such a move - for now.

  • BEIJING/ TOKYO, Oct 28- Japan's Takata Corp, whose potentially defective car air bags have been linked to four deaths in the United States, is unlikely to be dumped by its automaker customers given the cost and disruption of such a move- for now. But over the coming few years, as the next new models are designed and built, loyalty to Tokyo- based Takata, the world's No.2...

  • DETROIT, Oct 27- Toyota Motor Corp's namesake brand and its Lexus luxury brand finished one-and-two for the second year in a row in Consumer Reports' annual quality survey of the U.S. new-vehicle market, the influential magazine said on Monday. The four lowest-scoring brands were all from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Chrysler Group, as were five of the bottom seven.

  • Honda Q2 profit to rise, but recalls cloud outlook Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 5:32 AM ET

    Honda said it would re-examine its process for developing cars, a move that could delay their debuts. The Fit recalls come on top of more than 5 million cars that Honda has called back in the United States over unrelated issues with Takata Corp's potentially defective airbags that have been linked to four deaths in Honda's single-biggest market.

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Takata Corp is considering booking a quarterly charge of 2- 3 billion yen to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two people familiar with the matter said. The additional charge- on top of 75 billion yen previously set aside for airbag recalls- would cover the projected cost of recent recalls...

  • Ford tries to jolt electric cars with big discount Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Ford Focus electric.

    With gas prices down, analysts say it will be even more difficult to persuade buyers to opt for vehicles that plug in rather than tank up.

  • U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective airbags, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The news of the review emerged days after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Oct 24- The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. The committee has not requested any documents on Takata at this...

  • Honda exec says will keep doing business with Takata Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:47 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 24- Honda Motor Co will continue to do business with Takata Corp, a senior executive at Japan's third largest automaker said on Friday, even as defective Takata airbags threaten to expand a recall already affecting 5 million Honda cars in the United States. Senior Managing Officer Yoshiharu Yamamoto, also head of Honda's research and development unit,...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle, has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers. Toyota and its Daihatsu Motor affiliate have long enjoyed a more than 50 percent market share in Indonesia- where...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Word of the investigation follows a notice on Tuesday from the U.S....

  • Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp airbags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. Following is a list of U.S. vehicle recalls so far in 2014 that are related to the airbags:. Recalled more than 5 million potentially affected...

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to...

  • Air bag warning extended again—is your vehicle safe? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    An employee sews an airbag at Takata's crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 19, 2010.

    The problems for Takata grew after U.S. safety regulators expanded a warning about faulty air bags to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States.

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to...

  • Hyundai's revamped Sonata yet to rev up key U.S. market Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:14 AM ET

    Hyundai is expected to post a 9 percent fall in its third-quarter net profit when it releases its quarterly earnings on Thursday. In contrast, the Sonata's predecessor helped Hyundai expand its U.S. market share after it was launched there in 2010.. But consumers are very much driven by what the vehicle looks like, "said Scott Fink, chief executive of Hyundai of New...