Total Recall: Part Deux

Honda steals the limelight in the latest crashy/deathy/defect-related recalls

First Toyota, now Honda?!

That’s right. Honda, Japan’s second largest automaker, has officially announced a series of recalls on faulty air bags in some of their most popular models totaling close to 950,000 vehicles.

This closely follows the heels of Toyota, which has been reeling after a series of recalls of their own involving funky floor mats, sticking accelerators and faulty Prius brakes.

Millions are wondering why both Honda and Toyota—heralded for decades as the top dogs for building well-made, reliable cars—have taken such a sudden nose-dive into a territory of death-inducing safety defects in which American automakers were once the mainstay.

Has your car been recalled? What does this news mean for the competing automakers who are now alive and well thanks to government bailouts? Would you still purchase a Toyota or Honda-manufactured product?