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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.

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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…)

Subaru Recall Pushes Total Past 40 Million Vehicles

GM recalls aside, industry may have reached new record anyway.

by on Jul.03, 2014

Subaru recalled 660,000 vehicles, including the 2008-2014 Impreza, for brake line issues.

The recall of more than 660,000 Subarus for brake lines that may rust and leak fluid, pushed the total for this year to more than 40 million vehicles.

The Japanese maker recalled 2005-2009 Legacys and Outbacks, 2008-2014 Imprezas and 2009-2013 Foresters. If the brake lines rust and leak, it can reduce the ability to brake quickly.

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In some cases, it’s the second time for the recall: about 274,000 Legacy and Outback vehicles were recalled for the same problem in March 2013. (more…)