The Year in Recalls and the Car of the Year
What was the approximate decrease in overall automaker recalls in 2011 from 2010? 25 percent. What company was responsible for the most? Honda, with 3.9 million recalled vehicles from 17 total actions. What American company performed the best? General Motors, which recalled a paltry 500,000 vehicles despite an industry-high 22 incidents. What’s worse for an auto-manufacturer’s reputation, the total vehicles affected or number of actions? (That’s a rhetorical question; are scrambled eggs better in the morning or at night?)
What is rap? Not rhetorical. The answer to this is explained perfectly by Stu Jeffries in the following video from Canada’s Switchback program, circa 1987:
In a word…amazing.
Hyundai was only involved in five recalls in 2011, none of which included the Elantra, which was named North American Car of the Year yesterday by a panel of 50 automotive writers from across the journalistic medium spectrum. They also named the Range Rover Evoque North American Truck of the Year. (Jaguar, trying to capitalize on its “regal” stature, is urging buyers to pay by cheque.)
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