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News5 Car Brands with the Most Recalls—and 6 with the Fewest

16:36  08 february  2019
16:36  08 february  2019 Source:   familyhandyman.com

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Of the leading automakers on the list, General Motors ranked the highest with 213 recalls during that time frame. It’s important to keep in mind, however Some brands issued fewer recalls than other leading manufacturers, but those recalls stood out in terms of seriousness and scope, Blackley notes.

With a few minor exceptions, cars with high recall rates got low reliability ratings, and those with the lowest recall rates got good reliability ratings. Following the Mercedes C-Class, six of the top 10 models with the most recalls were from Detroit-based brands . In addition to the four Fiat Chrysler.

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Car manufacturers issue recalls on their vehicles for a variety of reasons, ranging from serious to minor.

Recalls can be in the severe case, such as airbags not inflating, says Julie Blackley, director of communications for ISeeCars.com, a search engine for cars that analyzes data on new and used vehicles. We'e seen that automakers can also issue recalls because there was a typo in their manual. Some car manufacturers are proactive about recalls, while others don't inform customers until problems arise, she adds.

ISeeCars.com gave Reader’s Digest exclusive data on the car manufacturers in the United States with the most and fewest recalls from 2014 through 2018. Of the leading automakers on the list, General Motors ranked the highest with 213 recalls during that time frame. It's important to keep in mind, however, that General Motors also makes far more vehicles than other car makers on the list. These are the 10 car brands that cost the least to repair.

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With a few minor exceptions, cars with high recall rates got low reliability ratings, and those with the lowest recall rates got good reliability ratings. Following the Mercedes C-Class, six of the top 10 models with the most recalls were from Detroit-based brands . In addition to the four Fiat Chrysler

Of the leading automakers on the list, General Motors ranked the highest with 213 recalls during that time frame. It’s important to keep in mind, however Some brands issued fewer recalls than other leading manufacturers, but those recalls stood out in terms of seriousness and scope, Blackley notes.

Another caveat? Some brands issued fewer recalls than other leading manufacturers, but those recalls stood out in terms of seriousness and scope, Blackley notes. Mercedes-Benz, for example, has recalled millions of models around the world in the past two years over risk of fire,faulty airbag indicator lights, and potential faulty parts with the rear brakes. Regulators are now investigating whether the company informed customers about the risks soon enough.

And in 2018, Tesla voluntarily recalled nearly half of the cars the company had produced because of a problem with the power steering. That recall affected 123,000 Model S sedans made before April 2016. Look out for these 13 signs your car is about to die.

That said, here are the manufacturers that had the highest number of recalls over the past five years, according to ISeeCars.com:

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 104,000 Cars and SUVs for Faulty Warning Light

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 104,000 Cars and SUVs for Faulty Warning Light Mercedes-Benz is recalling 104,663 of its 2018-2019 GLC SUVs and 2018 C-Class sedans, coupes, and convertibles because of a faulty airbag indicator light. The passenger airbag indicator light may show that the airbag is on even if the airbag is off, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As a result, passengers may not be aware that their airbag is not working, raising the risk of injury to passengers. The automaker did not immediately respond when asked if any crashes or injuries related to this issue have been reported.

With fewer than 3M units being manufactured in its history, it still managed to have 1,156 units recalled per However, the Camaro and the Corvette that GM has been churning out with profit are what keep it going While the two Japanese tycoons decided to provide the market with the most reliable cars

The models’ recall rates were ranked and compared with the overall average. Because recalls are one measure of overall vehicle quality, iSeeCars.com aligned these recall frequencies to the average reliability scores from Consumer Reports citing the fact that often there is a correlation between the

General Motors

Recalls: 213

Vehicles affected: 54,942,962

Ford

Recalls: 209

Vehicles affected: 24,892,471

Chrysler

Recalls: 208

Vehicles affected: 40,726,068

Mercedes-Benz

Recalls: 117

Vehicles affected: 3,150,014

Volkswagen

Recalls: 109

Vehicles affected: 6,510,514

And these manufacturers had the lowest number of recalls among top U.S. carmakers from 2014 through 2018:

Tesla

Recalls: 8

Vehicles affected: 210,727

Volvo LLC

Recalls: 14

Vehicles affected: 190,444

Suzuki Motor of America

Recalls: 24

Vehicles affected: 482,866

Porsche Cars North America

Recalls: 27

Vehicles affected: 257,732

Tie: Subaru of America Inc.

Recalls: 35

Vehicles affected: 3,465,501

Tie: Land Rover

Recalls: 35

Vehicles potentially affected: 477,080

Interested in learning more? You can find additional data on which car manufacturers had the highest and lowest recalls rates from 1985 to 2016.

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