Preliminary counts put Toyota on top of the list for most recalled vehicle in the United States for 2013.
Since 2009 and the beginning of Toyota’s ‘unintended accleration’ recall campaign, the Japanese automaker has been on the top of the most-recall list every year except 2011. Last year, Toyota pulled in 5.3 million cars for a number of different issues, while Honda came in second after recalling 3.3 million vehicles.
Many issues plagued Toyota’s vehicles this past year, with seatbelts and airbags being the leading contributors. The company recalled 342,000 Tacoma pickups for seat belt assemblies missing bolts and 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles over the airbags inadvertently deploying. In one of the more interesting cases, Toyota called back 870,000 vehicles because spiders were making the airbags go off.
The official data on all 2013 recall numbers will be released by NHTSA in the coming weeks.
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