Some of my friends are smack-talking about Tesla since they are "non-union" and I resisted the urge to tell them Honda is just as callous as 1970s-1990s Detroit - Ford walked away from the park pawl issues, flimsy TFI modules and alternator/cruise control wiring, and the Pinto. GM got away with murder with the side-mounted fuel tanks on the pre-GMT400 series trucks. Chrysler had faulty tailgates on their minivans. And of course, Toyota - but that was more to do with buggy code than mechanical issues. A friend got the notice from Subaru about 2 months ago when his 2012 Forester was in the body shop, and the dealer has the parts in stock. Previously, Subaru of America said only the 2003-2005 cars were affected. Subaru dealers aren't that great when it comes to service - but if they can handle a critical recall quicker than Honda, that says something. Takata is part-owned by Honda, they are the primary supplier of seatbelts and airbags for Honda. While Honda themselves said they will no longer use Takata airbags, I doubt that would be on the magnitude of the Ford and Firestone split - that was family ties. Japanese business and finance are intertwined with each other.
Originally Posted By: KrisZ
You know where we're heading when the book was thrown at VW for emissions, but it's business as usual when people are dying.