Honda’s drive to restore its sputtering reputation
Automobiles ▶ The company aims to make better cars and improve production ▶ “Honda’s culture used to be more open and relaxed”
Last fall, Honda celebrated the North American launch of its redesigned 2016 Civic sedan at its Greensburg, Ind., plant, where it had invested $97 million in upgrades over three years. Six days before the event, an engine on one of the new Civics seized up during quality-control checks.
By early January, three more engines had failed in the field and another had broken down at a Honda facility north of Toronto. More reports emerged of engines seizing up, resulting in a fire