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Biggest Recalls of 2013

Cars 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.

RankIssued ByVehicles AffectedRecall# Vehicles Impacted
1Chrysler1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees; 2002-2007 Liberty modelsPotential fuel-system problem2.7 million
2MichelinLTX M/X tires, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE Tire tread could separate1.2 million
3Hyundai 2007-09 Accent & Tucson, 2007-10 Elantra, 2007-11 Santa Fe, 2008-09 Veracruz,
2010-11 Genesis Coupe, 2011 Sonata
Break light issue1 million+
4Toyota2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid sedans and Venza hatchbacks AC condenser unit housing803,000
5Toyota2006-2011 RAV4 and Lexus HS 250hImproperly tightened rear wheel alignment nuts780,580
6Toyota2003-2004 Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacksFaulty airbag control module752,000
7Honda2009-13 Pilot SUVs and 2011-13 Odyssey minivans Driver-side airbag748,000
8Subaru2009-12 Forester, 2010-11 Legacy, 2010-11 Outback and 2006-12 Tribeca modelsPotential faulty lamp wiring633,842
9Kia 2007-10 Rondo and Sportage, 2007-11 Sorento, 2007 Sedona, 2010-11 Soul, 2011 Optima Malfunctioning brake lights623,658
10Toyota2004-05 and 2007-09 Sienna minivans  Shift-lock solenoid615,000

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