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”

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - News -

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

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