Automakers recalled 20 million vehicles in 2010, Toyota led with 7 million

United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and President Barack Obama

2010 was an interesting year for the auto industry, and especially so in the area of recalls. Automakers recalled about 20 million vehicles in 2010, with Toyota serving as the crown-jewel.

This year saw the most recalls since 2004, when the industry recalled 30.8 million vehicles. Recalls have become more common since 2000, when Congress instated legislation to spot defects more quickly in the aftermath of the Firestone tire recalls.

Toyota led the way with over 7 million recalls, GM came in second with about 4 million, Honda and Nissan had about 2 million each, Chrysler came in with 1.5 million, and Ford was at the bottom of the list 500,000.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: MSNBC