The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Honda may have failed to report incidents related to Takata air bags as well as other defective parts.
U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.
So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem.
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.
Slow sales caused dealer inventories to rise in January and February, putting pressure on companies to clear their lots.
The December holiday season normally is a good time to buy as dealers clear out old models and sales people feel pressure to meet year-end targets.
So far this year, sales of the versatile, high-sitting hatchbacks such as the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 are up more than 20 percent.