CR-V Recall Adds to Honda’s Problems in China
Honda’s sales in China have been down all year. Sales in the country fell 5.6 percent year-over-year in June and 1.7 percent in July. During the first eight months of the year, Honda’s sales in China were down 2.9 percent, with the Japanese automaker selling 423,271 vehicles there through August.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, many Chinese consumers are spurning Japanese-made products due to a dispute over some islands in the East China Sea, called Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan. Honda’s Chinese affiliates, Dongfeng Motor Group Co. and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., have both seen sales slumps as a result of the dispute.