The move by world's top-selling carmaker comes at a time when automakers are speeding up the transition to electric as pressure grows to move away from cars with combustion engines.
Sony has announced to kick off a new electric vehicle company by collaborating with Honda as it is expected sales of their first electric model to begin in 2025.
The list of global companies cutting ties with Russia continues to grow as sanctions against Moscow rack up over its attacks on Ukraine.
Stephane Peterhansel, nicknamed 'Mr Dakar,' won the Dakar Rally for the 14th time, 30 years after his initial success in the most gruelling event on motorsport's calendar.
The announcement gives a boost to Britain's automotive sector hit this year by Honda and Ford's plans to close factories.
Marquez's win came despite starting in seventh position after being hit with a grid penalty, surging past nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi who crashed out when leading.
McLaren, BMW and Honda are among carmakers in the UK who are preparing for a possible hard Brexit scenario which could see tariffs and trade barriers between Britain and the EU if the two sides fail to agree on a deal before the March 29 deadline.
The recall, which affects the 2011-2017 models sold in the US, may later be expanded to include models in Canada, Mexico and South Korea.
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