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Honda Fit electric car (AP Photo)

Cheap leases offered to spur electric car sales

DETROIT (AP) — Auto companies are hoping lower lease prices can put a charge into sluggish electric car sales. Honda announced Thursday that it’s slashing the monthly lease cost of its tiny Fit EV by […]

05/30/2013

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Sato 1st Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race on Sunday in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The win came in Sato’s 52nd career start, and was the first for A.J. Foyt Racing since Airton Dare won Kansas in 2002.

04/21/2013

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Honda recalls nearly 205K vehicles to fix shifters

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling nearly 205,000 minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem with the automatic shifters. The recall includes 2012-2013 Honda CR-V small SUV and Odyssey minivan.

04/18/2013

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11 hot cars at the LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday. Here are some of the most talked-about vehicles that will be making their world debuts at the event:

11/29/2012

Which retailers made Consumer Reports' 'Naughty & Nice' list?

Consumer Reports released its annual “Naughty & Nice” list to highlight company policies and practices that deserve cheers or jeers. The company emphasizes that the list is about a specific policy or practice — not […]

11/20/2012

Manslaughter charge in deadly wrong-way crash

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Prosecutors say the wrong-way driver in a deadly Long Beach freeway crash has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and hit-and-run. The Long Beach Press-Telegram says 33-year-old Derrick […]

11/07/2012

Safety agency investigating Honda Pilot, Odyssey

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that Honda Odyssey Minivans and Pilot SUVs can roll away after drivers remove the ignition key. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affects […]

10/05/2012

Honda recalls 573,000 Accords to fix faulty hoses

DETROIT (AP) – Honda is recalling 573,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a defective power steering hose that can leak fluid and catch fire. The recall affects Accords from the 2003 through […]

10/01/2012

VW Passat sales set annual record

DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen says it has sold more Passat midsize cars this year than any other year. The German automaker sold 77,524 Passats as of Wednesday, beating the car’s old record of 77,523, set […]

09/19/2012

Honda to unveil new Accord next week

(AP) – Honda plans to unveil its new Accord sedan Monday at an Ohio factory. The company promises a more athletic look with all-new engines and transmissions that will raise the car’s fuel efficiency. The […]

08/15/2012

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