Mazda Recalls 88,000 Cars Globally for ECU Tweak

Mazda’s fuel-saving i-ELOOP technology is causing trouble and needs to be tweaked so the company is calling back vehicles outfitted with it. 

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Acura TSX Recalled in Snowy Areas: 93,000 Affected

Acura TSX owners in snowy states beware, the brand is recalling almost 93,000 units in North America because of a flaw that could lead to a damaged electronic control unit (ECU).

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Acura TSX Recalled in Canada for ECU Problems

A flaw with Acura’s TSX ranging from model years 2004 to 2008 is causing a recall in Canada and could reach the U.S.

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World's Second Largest Automotive Microchip Company Abandons Japanese Factory

Mere days after the world’s largest automotive microchip producer struggled to avert a production crisis due to their factory being disabled by the March 11th earthquake in Japan, the second largest producer of automotive microchips is now said to be abandoning their own factory in the area and is looking to add capacity at other plants.

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Automotive Microchips To Be In Short Supply Following Earthquake

While much of the automotive industry is watching what car manufacturers have to say about production shortages in Japan, a key supplier of microchips is transferring production from their battered facility in Japan’s earthquake zone, to seperate facilities in Japan and Singapore – but the move could cause months long delays of crucial components, halting production for a number of vehicles in the process.

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Spoon CR-Z Under Development From Legendary Honda Tuner

While most of the popular aftermarket manufacturers in Japan are welcoming the hybrid craze with open arms, Spoon Sports has been quiet as of late. This can mostly be attributed to the fact that Spoon focuses and specializes with the Honda platform, and quite honestly, Honda hasn’t had an attractive enough hybrid platform in the recent years.  But this is all about to change, with the CR-Z gaining a lot of momentum as the new “hot-hatch” appealing to passionate Honda aficionados worldwide.  Needless to say it’s a perfect fit for Spoon Sports and their tuning prowess.

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