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TOKYO — Japan's Honda Motor Co. said on Wednesday it would recall and repair a combined 561,594 units of the Odyssey, CR-V and Step Wgn models globally to fix a faulty ignition switch that could cause the engine to stop.

The recall and repairs would cost the company around 2.73 billion yen ($23.70 million), a spokeswoman said.

Of the total, 483,185 units are in Japan and were built between October 1994 and May 1997, Honda said in a filing with Japan's transport ministry.

Most of the recalls outside Japan cover the Odyssey minivan sold in North America. No accidents were reported overseas, while five people in Japan suffered burns from contact with melted ignition switches.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199438,00.html

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Blah blah blah, not in the media, bias, blah blah blah wont even bother looking at major media outlets blah blah blah

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Blah blah blah, not in the media, bias,  blah blah blah wont even bother looking at major media outlets blah blah blah

Only a little over 10% of this recall effects North America (with an even smaller percentage effecting the U.S. as I'm sure some of the cases in North America are from Canada as well).

So that leaves 60-80 thousand Odyssey's with possible faulty ignition switches in the U.S. Does the article say how many actual reported problems there were? Were there any?

I don't even remember the last time I saw a recall notice on a news program or other media program on TV for any make. When you say it's "not in the media", well doesn't fox news count? I've never seen GM recall coverage be any more than Toyota/Honda etc, it might have been in the past though. It might mean the media holds (or held at one point) GM to a higher standard than other makes. So a problem will get more coverage because it's a bigger deal. A GM shouldn't have any recalls because it's made in America and perfect. When was the last time a Kia recall got any media attention? :scratchchin:

When GM recalls stop getting attention won't that put them on the same level as Kia? Just a thought.

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Guys, don't you realize if the engine stops, it uses no fuel? Again, Honda leads the way in economy!

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Guys, don't you realize if the engine stops, it uses no fuel? Again, Honda leads the way in economy!

They should put a readout on the dash that says:

Fuel consumption was too high- engine has been disabled to save fuel.

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They should put a readout on the dash that says:

Fuel consumption was too high- engine has been disabled to save fuel.

Better yet... Active Fuel Management... currently working on 0 of 6 cylinders. ECONO MODE

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Only a little over 10% of this recall effects North America (with an even smaller percentage effecting the U.S. as I'm sure some of the cases in North America are from Canada as well).

So that leaves 60-80 thousand Odyssey's with possible faulty ignition switches in the U.S. Does the article say how many actual reported problems there were? Were there any?

I don't even remember the last time I saw a recall notice on a news program or other media program on TV for any make. When you say it's "not in the media", well doesn't fox news count? I've never seen GM recall coverage be any more than Toyota/Honda etc, it might have been in the past though. It might mean the media holds (or held at one point) GM to a higher standard than other makes. So a problem will get more coverage because it's a bigger deal. A GM shouldn't have any recalls because it's made in America and perfect. When was the last time a Kia recall got any media attention?  :scratchchin:

When GM recalls stop getting attention won't that put them on the same level as Kia? Just a thought.

They actually really played this up on talk radio in Toronto. They said there were 7 cases in Canada of people getting burns from the faulty ignition sauter getting on their feet or legs. The announcer then followed that up with a very awkward "Yikes!". It was kind of overacted I thought. Not usually the treatment that Japanese recalls get in the news.

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siegen= I've never seen GM recall coverage be any more than Toyota/Honda etc, it might have been in the past though.

You weren't around for it; it was murder for decades.

It might mean the media holds (or held at one point) GM to a higher standard than other makes. So a problem will get more coverage because it's a bigger deal.

If this was the case, surely the media undoubtedly holds toyo-onda to a higher standard now- you cannot even begin to deny that. Let's see the scale tipped the other way, you know; to support your theory.

When GM recalls stop getting attention won't that put them on the same level as Kia? Just a thought.

LOL.

No.

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Guys, don't you realize if the engine stops, it uses no fuel? Again, Honda leads the way in economy!

ROTFLMAO!!!! it's part of the HYBRID system!

Edited by regfootball

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I just saw that this was only 1994 to 1997 Odyssey's. And 1994 was the first year for the Odyssey, surprised they would even recall such an old vehicle.

From here.

Of the total, a combined 78,409 vehicles were exported abroad, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and European countries, Kimoto said.

So even less than I original thought made it here.

Edited by siegen

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Blah blah blah, not in the media, bias,  blah blah blah wont even bother looking at major media outlets blah blah blah

Your wish is granted my once proud EX-admin...

DIDN'T SEE THIS IN THE MEDIA!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS THE COVERAGE FROM THE MEDIA!!!!!! IT'S BIAS I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!

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Your wish is granted my once proud EX-admin...

DIDN'T SEE THIS IN THE MEDIA!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS THE COVERAGE FROM THE MEDIA!!!!!! IT'S BIAS I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!

Fox News

Want more, look them up yourself. Just because it doesn't show up on your local news or in huge print on page 1 of whatever your local paper is, or get talked about all day on CNN or MSNBC or FOX so you will catch it in the three minutes you watch, doesn't mean its not in the media. Only huge recalls (millions upon millions) or ones that pose an immediate danger are the ones that get talked about on most news casts. The other ones, the smaller ones, may get a blurb just before a commercial break or a note in the scrolly thingy at the bottom of the screen, but for the most part there are far more important things that take up time on the news. Like Angelina Jolie.

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This would include by proxy the Oasis? Man, when is the last time you've seen one of those?

Believe it or not, I saw one just a couple of days ago... but then again, it was the first one I've seen in years... and probably only the third I've ever seen in my entire life.

Now that I think about it, they were essentially the same thing as the PT & HHR... tall station wagons... just much much less exciting to look at.

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Better yet... Active Fuel Management... currently working on 0 of 6 cylinders. ECONO MODE

Heh... my Dad's old Dodge Dart did the same thing and it didn't even need a computer chip!

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Guys, don't you realize if the engine stops, it uses no fuel? Again, Honda leads the way in economy!

True! Just like those "Biodegradable Toyotas" I posted last year. :D

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Delicious.

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Rhetorical question:

Why do we celebrate competitors recalls and get so pissed when Gm's dirty laundry gets aired?

It really sounds like sour grapes....so F'in' what that half a million Honda's got recalls.Wow, Newflash...Honda's made by humans too!

Trashing others doesn't help support the theory that GM builds as good or better product. It only serves to underline that we're trying to drag them into the gutter with GM...and why would you want that?

Edited by enzl

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