We’ve never really cared about covering news on automotive recall campaigns until this year when Toyota made headlines with its massive worldwide recalls of floor mat pedal entrapment and sticky accelerator pedals. According to an analysis put together by Wards Auto, automakers issued 136 recall campaigns in the United States in 2012 for an estimated 17.2 million light vehicles that were called back to be fixed.
While that is one of the poorest performances in recent years, it is still short of the record 24.3 million in 2000.
In 2009, 16.4 million vehicles, including some heavy-duty models, were recalled, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Not surprisingly, Toyota Motor North America led the industry in both campaigns initiated and total vehicles recalled for the second consecutive year. The once quality leader issued 17 campaigns in 2010 recalling some 6.6 million vehicles in the United States. In 2009, Toyota recalled some 4.8 million vehicles.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Wards Auto