TOKYO – One couldn’t tell from Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s financial results – on track for a sixth consecutive record profit this year – that there is a growing sense of uneasiness within the auto maker’s management ranks. The problem, an awkward one for a company seen by many as Toyota Motor Corp.’s most formidable competitor in mass-market segments: quality. Since climbing to the No.3 spot in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) in 1997, Honda has scored only once in ...

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