Automobile Manufacturers Recall 20 Million Vehicles in 2010
Florida Today-December 30, 2010-Associated Press-According to this article auto makers recalled about 20 million vehicles in 2010, led by high-profile recalls by Toyota that prompted new scrutiny of the auto industry safety record. According to the article the number of recalls in 2010 is the most since 2004 when the auto industry set a record with 30.8 million recalled vehicles. Toyota recalled about 7.1 million vehicles in 2010. Safety recalls can be expensive for car manufacturers costing in the tens of millions of dollars. In addition, according to the article, safety recalls have become more common since 2000, when Congress passed legislation to spot safety defects more quickly in the aftermath of the massive Firestone Tire recalls.
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