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Nearly a third of new auto loans now last 74 months or longer, which alarms some analysts.
March 19, 2015 The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.
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February 23, 2015 Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.
January 16, 2015 Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.
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December 3, 2014 Federal regulators had given Takata Corp. until Tuesday to widen its recall of air bags to the entire U.S., but the Japanese company appeared to ignore that demand.
Heather Peters and her 2006 Honda Civic hybrid. She went to court over its disappointing mileage.
February 2, 2012 Heather Peters successfully sued the automaker over her claim that her hybrid Civic wasn't getting as good mileage as she'd been promised. That strategy is likely to be followed by others with complaints about big corporations and their products.
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February 1, 2012 Heather Peters went to small claims court after her Civic hybrid didn't get the mileage she was told it would. She's been awarded nearly $10,000.
March 24, 2011 Japanese automakers are trying to get going again, but the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami have disrupted their supply chains.
December 17, 2010 About 35,000 Honda Passport sport utility vehicles are being recalled to inspect rear-supension brackets that could be corroded by salt on the roads in cold-climate states.
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