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Honda Motor Co. is recalling 124,000 vehicles in Japan due to a problem with brake lights that could cause them not to light up upon application of the brakes. Bad bulb installment has led to the recall, which affects 84,554 Acty and 39,768 VAMOS Hobio minivans. Affected vehicles were produced between Feb. 20, 2002 and June 6, 2006, according to the automaker.

Honda's not alone, though its numbers are a bit higher than Nissan's, which is also recalling some 6,490 commercial trucks due to defective fuel piping. The recall affects 13 models of Nissan trucks produced between Nov. 15, 2004 and Jan. 30, 2006.

So far it seems limited to japanese models, but we should hear soon whether any exports are affected.

[Source: AP via MSN.com]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      3. Recalls happen to everybody, get the F**K over it.

      Posted at 2:38PM on Jun 30th 2006 by Richard Warren

      I second that!

      At least Honda takes responsibility in their recalls.
      • 8 Years Ago
      At least it's not exploding gas tanks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Recalls happen to everybody, get the F**K over it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "VAMOS Hobio"

      Wow. Now THAT is a car name. I'm so tired of the CX-7 MKS WRX 325 SLK RS nonsense. I like "VAMOS Hobio".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh no, here we go again!

      "Hondas are crap! WOO HOO! Crap I tell ya! Buy a Ford/GM/Chrysler..."

      "Recalls! Recalls! That's all you get when you buy a Honda. They're CRAP!"

      I hope that helped to set the mood.

      • 8 Years Ago
      They should recall the front end of the new CR-V

      • 8 Years Ago
      Even if someone's brake lights are not operational, it's still your own damn fault if you rear end them. Open your eyes and don't follow so close. I know you're kidding, but still.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "If this is the case, why can't they just engineer the damn car correctly to begin with?"

      Well, of course, that's the ideal. But until that perfect engineering happens, I'd rather have the manufacturer notify me of flaws and pick up the tab instead of discovering it myself at in rush hour traffic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Like others have said, they just want to see domestics get a fair shake. A domestic gets a recall and 1/2 of the people on the boards start spouting their, "SEE! I told you ( GM | Ford | DxC ) make bad cars. Go out and buy a Toyota."

      Where's the fairness? The Toyota owners claim that recalls of their cars are just quality control. Well, you can't have it both ways.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Where's the fairness? The Toyota owners claim that recalls of their cars are just quality control. Well, you can't have it both ways."

      I haven't kept a score card, but I think each side is guilty of gassing the flame. People need to disregard the obvious attempts by some to publicly validate their own buying decisions. Some people just can't stand that others make different choices. Those people are basically trolls.

      I have a Japanese car and I love it. If someone on a blog writes that I'm an anti-American swine for owning this car, so what. It's just pixels arranged into words on my screen. It doesn't matter to me. I don't know you people. Everyone need to lighten up about this stuff. None of this really matters.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would comment on this, but I just rear-ended a Hobio because the brake light didn't work.

      /hmmnnn...that doesn't sound good
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's interesting that recalls are becoming such a volatile, overblown issue. Reminds me of the "Summer of the Shark" a few years back.

      This isn't to spin things positively for Honda, as I don't rag on GM or Ford for issuing recalls, either. But part of the reason we're seeing more recalls is that manufacturers are doing a better job of catching design flaws before they become reliability issues for consumers. Vehicle reliability (in terms of CR's "problems per 100 vehicles over time" studies, anyway) has improved massively in the past couple of decades, and effective recalls--especially the pre-emptive ones--play a role in that trend.

      I'm personally not seeing what the big deal is, regardless of the manufacturer involved.
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