You shouldn't be afraid of recalls — they're an action of goodwill on the part of the manufacturer to keep the customer safe. On the other hand, some are pretty spectacular!
Automobiles have been around for well over 100 years, and while one might think that modern cars are built better than their ancestors, they're still subject to problems of all sorts. Just this October, Toyota has issued a recall for 7.43 million cars worldwide due to driver's window switches that may catch fire.
But that's not the biggest case. But two years ago, Ford just added 4.5 million vehicles to the 9.6 million recalled in 2008 due to a faulty cruise control switch that could catch fire. Do the math — that's 14.1 million cars recalled.
Out of curiosity MSN Autos has put together a list of the biggest recalls recorded by the U.S. Government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These recalls have affected over 50 million vehicles. That's a lot of vehicles to double-check and fix!
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A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years