For the third time in the past four years, Toyota has been crowned the recall champion of the U.S. auto market, according to a Detroit News examination of all the data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) throughout 2012.
Overall, some 16.2 million passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles (RVs) were recalled in the United States (13.5 million of which from the seven bestselling auto brands), representing an increase of 4.5 percent over the 15.5 million vehicles recalled the previous year.
Toyota recalled the most cars during 2012 with 5.3 million units followed by Honda with 3.4 million, GM with 1.5 million and Ford with 1.4 million.
The Blue Oval had the most recall campaigns in 2012 with 24 separate issues, with GM following in second place with 17 and Honda in third with 15.
A complete list follows below.Story References & Data: Detroit News