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Mazda recalls Mazda3 over headlight direction misalignment risk

On September 15, Mazda issued a recall with Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the Mazda3 over a defect in the Adjustable Driving Beam (ADB).
New Toyota Prius for North America

Toyota issues first recall for new Prius over airbag defect

Toyota has issued the first recall of the new Prius in the United States. On September 14, it announced the recall for models introduced early in the US market in 2016.

Mazda expands rear gate damper recall to 4 models in the United States

Mazda has expanded the September 1 Japanese recall of its rear gate damper stay over corrosion problems to the United States as well.
New Nissan Maxima

Nissan recalls US Maxima and Murano over fire risk

According to the United States National High Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan has recalled the latest model of its Maxima luxury sedan and Murano SUV in the United States.
2010 Fit

Honda adds 660,000 Fits and other models to Takata airbag recall over passenger side airbags

On September 8, Honda issued a recall with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the Fit and several other models over a defect in the Takata airbag inflators.
Honda Forza Si

Recall: Honda recalls Forza Si in Thailand over engine failure risk

Honda Thailand issued a recall with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the Forza Si kei scooter over a defect in the fuel pump.
Subaru Legacy for US

US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Subaru has replaced 23% of recalled Takata airbags

In mid-August, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest information on how Subaru is handling recalls due to defective Takata airbags.
Honda Jazz (the Fit, in Japan)

Honda recalls over 55,000 vehicles in Russia for defective airbags

Honda has conducted a recall on three models for the Russian market.
6th generation Mitsubishi Sensor (Lancer Cedia)

US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Mitsubishi has replaced 14% of recalled Takata airbags

In mid-August, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest information on how Toyota is handling recalls due to defective Takata airbags.
Clarion's full digital sound system for car use

Clarion wins Europe's EISA Award for on-board full digital sound system

Clarion announced that it has won EISA's European In-Car Innovation 2016-2017 award for its on-board full digital sound system which is used for cars all over the world.
Nissan Versa (Tiida Latio in Japan)

US NHTSA reports that Nissan has completed 25% of Takata airbag recall replacement work

US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Nissan has carried out replacements for 25% of the total recalled Takata airbags.
North American version of the Mazda 6 (the Atenza, in Japan)

Mazda recalls over 40,000 units of Mazda 6 for defective airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US announced that a recall has been conducted on the Mazda 6 (the Atenza, in Japan) by Mazda North American Operations.
Mazda CX-3

Recall: Mazda issues recall over Skyactiv-D ECU defect

On September 1, Mazda issued a recall for the CX-3 over a defect in the engine system's computer (ECU) with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
Kenwood DRV-410D

Kenwood Releases Drive Recorder For Automotive Market With Standard Support For Parking

Kenwood will release a standard drive recorder, the DRV-410D, in mid-August to specific markets.
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Hi-Fidelity and High Performance Sound – A Look at Pioneering Car Audio Brand Bewith's New 2016 Models

Let's continue the previous article's look at Japanese premium car audio brand Bewith's product development philosophy. We'll do this by looking at the fruits of the company's philosophy in its various product lines. Let's take a straightforward look at the advantages and special qualities of each model released in 2016.
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Bewith Leads the Future of Car Audio with Advanced Technology and a Passion for Sound

Japanese luxury car audio brand Bewith has always searched for new ways to make hi-fi car audio incorporate 21st century concepts and do new things. In this article, we're going to dig deeper and explain the company's product development philosophy.
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda offers automatic driving and FCV at Ise-Shima G7 Summit

Honda offered the Automatic Drive automatic driving car and Clarity Fuel Cell FCV at the 2016 Ise-Shima G7 Summit, held on May 26 and 27.
Suzuki Hustler turbo version (with a memory navigation system that has Dual Camera Brake Support and multi-around monitor)

2015 JNCAP: Suzuki achieves first perfect score for a kei car's safety performance with the Hustler

On March 24, 2016, Suzuki announced that they acquired a perfect score of 46 points for the first time in the keir car class safety performance assessment from the JNCAP, and have achieved the Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV +) evaluation.
Breath alcohol detector developed

A New Portable Precision Breathalyzer from Honda and Hitachi Can Interact With a Smart Key

On March 24, Honda and Hitachi facilities announced that they have co-produced a working prototype breathalyzer that interacts with a smart key.
Test results

JAF conducts test for bursting of tires due to insufficient air pressure

Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) conducted a verification test using a tire testing device to verify the risk of bursting due to air pressure discrepancy. They then revealed the results of that test.
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