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Honda recalls 44,000 Honda Fit Sport vehicles to upgrade security systems

Honda recalls 44,000 Honda Fit Sport vehicles to upgrade security systems

Honda has issued a recall for 43,782 of its 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles all across the United States. The recalls has been issued so that the company can upgrade the vehicles' Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) software. The current software on the 2012-2013 Honda Fits may function improperly, allowing Honda Fits with certain tires to exceed the yaw rates allowed by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Some of the top automakers in Japan have been embroiled in the middle of major recalls having to do with the airbags in some of the vehicles they produced. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have all recently issued recalls due to an airbag fault that could lead to improperly inflating airbags in the event of an accident. All three automakers use components for airbags produced by a Japanese manufacturer called Takata Corp.

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Honda announces new City-Brake safety system

Honda announces new City-Brake safety system

One of the most common situations for drivers to have accidents is in low-speed traffic within a city. Drivers become distracted and before you know it rear end collisions happen. A number of automakers around the world have been introducing systems to improve safety and help prevent rear end collisions. Ford has offered this sort of system on some of its vehicles for a while that activates flashing lights, an audible alarm, and then hits the brakes if needed.

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HondaLink infotainment ecosystem stays smart in 2014 Odyssey

HondaLink infotainment ecosystem stays smart in 2014 Odyssey

It's time again to take a peek at Honda's futuristic infotainment system "HondaLink" in their next-generation 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite. The 2014 Odyssey is the one you'll be remembering as the van with the built-in vacuum - that vacuum is also known as the HondaVAC, just so you know. It's real draw, though, should be the smart implementation of HondaLink, the system that debuted back with the 2013 Honda Accord.

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Honda’s 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite minivan features in-car vacuum system

Honda’s 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite minivan features in-car vacuum system

Honda has rolled out its 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, showing off a variety of features that range from safety upgrades over previous models to its HondaVAC in-car vacuum. Perhaps one of the best features that can be included in a family van, where kids will no doubt produce their fair share of crumbs and other debris, the HondaVAC is the first vacuum system to be integrated into a vehicle.

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Honda recalls 93,000 Acura TSX sedans due to potential engine stalls

Honda recalls 93,000 Acura TSX sedans due to potential engine stalls

Honda has recalled about 93,000 of its Acura TSX vehicles due to a problem with its ECU (Electronic Control Unit) that could set of a series off problems culminating in engine stalling. Depending on when the engine stalls, the driver could potentially be at risk for crashing, resulting in injury. The information comes from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the five vehicles awarded with its Top Safety Picks+ designation. The awards are based on each vehicle's performance in crash tests, with the goal being to encourage safer vehicles. This has been successful, with the Institute stating that some automakers have made changes to their vehicles in order to perform better on the tests.

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