Cars with the Least Recalls
April 24, 2014
And there certainly seems to have been quite a few recalls issued over the last few years. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013 almost 22 million vehicles were recalled.
So which are the vehicle manufacturers with the largest and smallest recall rates? Forbes recently issued a list detailing just that. The list puts manufacturers in order from the least amount of recalls to the most, going all the way back to the 80s.
The manufacturer with the highest amount of recalls is the Hyundai Motor Company, with 1.15 vehicles being recalled for every model sold since 1986. And the least recalled is Mercedes-Benz with only an average of 0.41 vehicles recalled per vehicles sold.
|1||Mercedes-Benz USA||2.1 million||5.2 million||0.41|
|2||Mazda Motor Corp.||5.2 million||9.4 million||0.55|
|3||General Motors||99.3 million||153.2 million||0.65|
|4||Nissan North America||19.1 million||26.8 million||0.71|
|5||Subaru of America||4.3 million||6 million||0.73|
|6||Kia Motors||3.7 million||4.9 million||0.77|
|7||Toyota Motor Corp.||38.6 million||48.1 million||0.80|
|8||BWM of North America||5.1 million||5.7 million||0.90|
|9||Ford Motor Co.||97 million||104.7 million||0.93|
|10||American Honda Motor Co.||31.1 million||32.9 million||0.94|
|11||Chrysler Group||63.2 million||63.2 million||1.00|
|12||Volvo Cars of North America||3.3 million||3.1 million||1.05|
|13||Volkswagen of America||10.2 million||9.7 million||1.06|
|14||Mitsubishi Motors North America||5.3 million||4.8 million||1.09|
|15||Hyundai Motor Co.||9.9 million||8.7 million||1.15|
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