Recalls pile up at record rate

Ford (F +1.1%) will recall 74K Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles to address a potential power steering issue.

The latest action follows closely on the heels of recalls from Suzuki (SZKMY) and Toyota (TM).

All told, automakers have recalled over 20M vehicles in the U.S. this year and are on a pace which would easily eclipse the all-time record of 30.8M in a single year.

GM accounts for about 66% of the recall tally.

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  • 1980XLS
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    Don't forget to add all the Mazda Tributes which I am sure are not included in the number
    29 May 2014, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • smurf
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    I think the fact that GM accounts for 2/3 of the recalls should indicate that this outfit hasn't changed one iota.
    29 May 2014, 07:19 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Recall run rates



    Ford owns 4 of the biggest recalls in history.



    1.39M (not including the Mazdas,) today alone
    29 May 2014, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • jakedanders
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    From the article..."The Dearborn automaker said it is calling back 915,000 2008-11 Escapes and Mariners in North America."


    I'm not sure where 74K in the first bullet is coming from.
    30 May 2014, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Power steering related recalls will increase by all automakers, as most have moved to electric power steering in the interest of fuel mileage.


    Many share the same systems and suppliers.
    30 May 2014, 09:24 AM Reply Like
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