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Biggest Recalls of 2013
February 6, 2014Cars are just like any machine -- sometimes during the manufacturing process, something goes wrong and later on manufacturers need to let owners know about it so they can get them fixed. The problem is that some manufacturers seem to have more issues than others.
Cars.com recently put together a list of the 10 largest recalls we saw in 2013. At the top of the list is a recall issued by Chrysler for 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Liberty models, which affected about 2.7 million vehicles. Another large recall we saw in 2013 was a tire recall issued by Michelin, which impacted about 1.2 million vehicles.
Below is a look at the 10 largest recalls that were issued in 2013.
|Rank||Issued By||Vehicles Affected||Recall||# Vehicles Impacted|
|1||Chrysler||1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees; 2002-2007 Liberty models||Potential fuel-system problem||2.7 million|
|2||Michelin||LTX M/X tires, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE||Tire tread could separate||1.2 million|
|3||Hyundai||2007-09 Accent & Tucson, 2007-10 Elantra, 2007-11 Santa Fe, 2008-09 Veracruz, |
2010-11 Genesis Coupe, 2011 Sonata
|Break light issue||1 million+|
|4||Toyota||2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid sedans and Venza hatchbacks||AC condenser unit housing||803,000|
|5||Toyota||2006-2011 RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h||Improperly tightened rear wheel alignment nuts||780,580|
|6||Toyota||2003-2004 Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks||Faulty airbag control module||752,000|
|7||Honda||2009-13 Pilot SUVs and 2011-13 Odyssey minivans||Driver-side airbag||748,000|
|8||Subaru||2009-12 Forester, 2010-11 Legacy, 2010-11 Outback and 2006-12 Tribeca models||Potential faulty lamp wiring||633,842|
|9||Kia||2007-10 Rondo and Sportage, 2007-11 Sorento, 2007 Sedona, 2010-11 Soul, 2011 Optima||Malfunctioning brake lights||623,658|
|10||Toyota||2004-05 and 2007-09 Sienna minivans||Shift-lock solenoid||615,000|
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