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Automakers Set U.S. Record for Recalls in 2016

Industry's set new high-water mark for third consecutive year.

by on Mar.13, 2017

Takata's faulty airbag inflators led the way to a third consecutive record year for recalls in the U.S.

For each of the past three years, automakers have set a new industry record in the U.S. and it’s not the positive mark that immediately rushes to mind.

The U.S. Department of Transportation revealed automakers recalled a record high 53.2 million vehicles in 2016 in the United States. The largest portion coming as a result of the expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recall.

Beyond the Headlines!

Under the Obama administration, automakers issued a record-setting 927 recall campaigns, up 7% over the previous high set in 2015. Last year’s recall of 53.2 million total vehicles topped the previous all-time high of 51.1 million set in 2015, the department said. (more…)