With 20.3 million vehicles recalled last year, 2010 was a record year for voluntary recalls, according to data released by the National Highway Traffic Saftey Association.
While nearly 31 million vehicles were recalled in 2004 (the peak year on record), 2009 only saw 16.6 million cars recalled. In addition, 3 out of 5 vehicles recalled in 2010 were Japanese, a reversal from the common logic that holds them as being steadfastly reliable. Toyota, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Chrysler took the top 5 spots respectively. Ford, which is currently mired in a recall of its Windstar minivan, placed 6th.
[Source: New York Times]