Executive Communication Honda CEO steps down amid airbag recall crisis The automaker’s press release announcing Takanobu Ito’s departure doesn’t mention the reason for the shakeup. By Matt WilsonFeb. 23, 2015 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.