Has Honda Finally Killed Off Mr. Opportunity?

Has Honda Finally Killed Off Mr. Opportunity?

For years, Honda has been irritating TV viewers by continuing to bring back its smug animated shill, Mr. Opportunity. The spots grew so grating that Consumerist readers voted it as the third-worst ad in the country last year. But several of you have noticed Mr. Opportunity’s absence from your TV sets and wanted to know if Honda had finally put the toon out of its misery. [More]

Honda Recalls CR-V, CR-Z Due To Electrical Problems

Honda Recalls CR-V, CR-Z Due To Electrical Problems

Honda has announced a recall of 80,111 CR-V vehicles from the 2006 model year, as well as well as 5,626 CR-Z vehicles from the 2011 model year due to electrical issues. The recalled CR-V suffers a design problem in the power window master switch that can lead to a fire due to window cleaner accumulation over time, and the CR-Z is affected by a software bug that could possibly cause the motor to rotate in the opposite direction of the transmission’s gear. [More]

Honda Recalls 1.5 Million Accords, CR-Vs & Elements Over Transmission Concerns

Honda Recalls 1.5 Million Accords, CR-Vs & Elements Over Transmission Concerns

Honda has announced a recall of certain model year 2005-2010 4-cylinder Accords, 2007-2010 CR-Vs and 2005-2008 Elements to update the software that controls those vehicles’ automatic transmissions. [More]

Consumer Reports Can't Recommend Redesigned Honda Civic LX

Consumer Reports Can't Recommend Redesigned Honda Civic LX

The Honda Civic LX has historically done well when tested by our cohorts at Consumer Reports, often coming out among the highest rated small sedans. It’s also been listed as one of the magazine’s Top Picks in five of the last 10 years. But following a highly anticipated redesign, the latest Civic LX now scores so low that Consumer Reports can no longer recommend it. [More]

Thieves Decide They Want Zipcars' Wheels Right Now

Thieves Decide They Want Zipcars' Wheels Right Now

Looks like some thieves took Zipcar’s slogan, “Wheels when you want them,” too literally. [More]

Honda Spokesman Gets Screwed By Honda Dealer

Honda Spokesman Gets Screwed By Honda Dealer

An actor who pitches Honda cars in their ads says he got screwed over by a Honda dealership when he tried to get the very same deal he helps sell on TV. [More]

Consumer Reports Announces Its Top Car Picks For 2011

Consumer Reports Announces Its Top Car Picks For 2011

Our test-happy kin at Consumer Reports have released their annual auto issue, which means it’s time for the magazine’s list of its top picks in 10 categories. [More]

Honda Recalls Nearly 100,000 Fits In U.S. For Possible Engine Problems

Honda Recalls Nearly 100,000 Fits In U.S. For Possible Engine Problems

Looks like the Honda Fit isn’t exactly living up to its healthy-sounding name. The automaker has announced a worldwide recall for around 700,000 of the cars — nearly 100,000 just in the U.S. — over possible engine-stalling problems. [More]

Going Green Doesn't Always Mean Plugging In When It Comes To Cars

Going Green Doesn't Always Mean Plugging In When It Comes To Cars

You don’t have to buy a car that plugs into an outlet to be green or run on batteries, says a new scorecard of the most eco-friendly vehicles on the road. [More]

Consumer Reports 2010 Car Reliability Survey: Who Makes The Best Cars?

Consumer Reports 2010 Car Reliability Survey: Who Makes The Best Cars?

Our gear-head bros at Consumer Reports have published the results of their Annual Auto Survey and there’s good news for General Motors, whose numbers showed considerable improvement. Still, no U.S.-based car makers were able to beat out either Honda or Toyota for reliability. [More]

Honda Recalls Nearly 500K Cars Over Brake Problems

Honda Recalls Nearly 500K Cars Over Brake Problems

Remember yesterday when Toyota recalled 1.53 million cars over concerns about leaking brake fluid? Apparently the problem is contagious, with Honda issuing a recall of their own on 470,000 Acura and Honda vehicles. [More]

Vote Here For Worst Ad In America 2010!

Vote Here For Worst Ad In America 2010!

Now that the nominees have been announced for Consumerist’s First Annual Worst Ad In America Awards, it’s time to get your vote on! [More]

Honda's Civic Hybrid Battery Fix May Stifle Cars' Pep And Mileage

Honda's Civic Hybrid Battery Fix May Stifle Cars' Pep And Mileage

To placate Honda Civic Hybrid owners who complain about dwindling battery power, the company issued a software update that the L.A. Times reports may be tripping up the cars’ acceleration and causing them to guzzle more gas, pretty much removing the point to owning a hybrid. [More]

Honda Recalls 384,000 Cars Because They Might Roll Away

Honda Recalls 384,000 Cars Because They Might Roll Away

Honda is recalling 383,000 Accords, Civics and Elements from 2003-2004 because they might roll away after they’ve been parked. [More]

Honda Recalls 167,000 Acura TSX Vehicles

Honda Recalls 167,000 Acura TSX Vehicles

Yesterday, Honda announced that they are issuing a recall of approximately 167,000 Acura TSX vehicles — model years 2004-2008 — to replace a power steering hose. It is believed that the hose could leak power steering fluid, potentially causing a fire under the vehicle’s hood. [More]

The 13 Best Cars For Teen Drivers

The 13 Best Cars For Teen Drivers

It’s almost graduation time, which means that lots of parents and recent graduates will be in the market for a dependable car for heading off to college or full-time work. Our cousins with the cool test track at Consumer Reports have come up with their annual list of Best Cars for Teens. [More]

Honda Dealer Tricks Toyota Owners With Fake Recall Notice

Honda Dealer Tricks Toyota Owners With Fake Recall Notice

Reader TheLoneGoldfish sent us this very sneaky mailing from an area Honda dealer. “Attention Toyota owners: Important Recall Information Enclosed,” the envelope declares. That important information: a letter noting that hey, this would be a really great time to trade in their Toyota for a Honda! [More]

Honda Expands Airbag Recall With 438,000 More Vehicles

Honda Expands Airbag Recall With 438,000 More Vehicles

Before Honda dealers begin making fun of their Toyota-selling foes, they might want to check out the latest press release from their own company, which has just announced that they’re expanding a 2008 recall that had initially only represented about 4,000 cars in North America. And by “expanding,” they mean “adding more than 400,000″ to the total. [More]