• Mar 2, 2007
Forbes' Dan Lienert studied the NHTSA's recall numbers for 2006 models and compiled a list of the most recalled vehicles sold in the U.S. The worst? The 2006 Dodge Ram with a total of seven recalls. It was recalled for a bad brake control unit, a defective front suspension, potentially faulty airbags and transfer cases, possibly bad seatbelts, defective rearview mirrors and missing exterior lighting. We're not sure that includes the Ram recall we told you about last month. Second place also went to Dodge, with the Durango scoring six recalls.

Accompanying the Dodges is another DaimlerChrysler product, a Chevrolet truck, a Hyundai, two Range Rovers and, uh oh, a Honda. That's right. The much-beloved Honda Civic coupe and sedan had four collective recalls of the 2006 model. The Civic had bad airbags, loose gas pedals, back glass that was installed improperly and incorrect NHTSA information in the owner's manual.

In case you're curious (and what Autoblog reader isn't?), the 2006 Camry was recalled only once. It's offense? A misprinted spare tire guide which could, potentially, lead to an accident if improper equipment was installed.

[Source: Forbes]


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      Robert
      • 7 Years Ago
      AutoBlog constantly uses "it's" incorrectly.

      Use it only when you mean "it is."
      • 7 Years Ago
      "It might just involve mailing a corrected page to people, but technically it's still a recall."

      Yes, my car was "recalled" and all it was specifically was adding a page to the owner's manual to further explain proper use of the LATCH system for child seats. It's hard to claim somethign like this should be a factor in deciding whether or not to buy a certain make/model.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A Hyundai, Honda and icks! a Toyota, my gosh Forbes the anti-americans will probably burn your building down because they are a plenty on here. Shame they don't make Toyota recall for all there engine problems, I guess it isn't looked at as a safety issue. To you little Toyota parasites, boo hoo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry, my previous post was incomplete.

      Cars can also be recalled if something doesn't meet federal regulations. If by law the correct phone number has to be in the book, and it's not there, you have a mandated recall. It might just involve mailing a corrected page to people, but technically it's still a recall.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "I think its a bit silly to consider an incorrect contact number for NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline to be considered a "recall". What was recalled, exactly?"

      It didn't stop the media for SLAMMING GM regarding a recall on the Colbalt because it was missing a page from the manual that showed the owner how to hook up a carseat to the rear anchors, on the back shelve. Good Morning America even went with the "think of the children" BS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where are all the Toyota haters? Toyota really has a quality problem. If you would read autoblog everyday and thats it you might think Toyota has about the same quality as a Dodge Ram. Obviously Toytota is not the one in trouble. Way to go Daimler Chrysler!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      perhaps the nhtsb should reclassify recalls.
      recall: defective part,safety hazard etc.
      advisory: misprinted label, non safety related.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am pleased to see Ford not on here. Thats fantastic news! Of course my 04 F150 had only one recall and that was in its first year (something to do with taillights dont even remember now). I havent had one since. The Fusion, Mustang, Edge, F150 etc have all been fantastic. Ford might not have everything right at the moment, but it sure helps the bottom line with fewer recalls and this is proof they are serious about getting quality right. It does amaze me how Toyota gets by with safety defects. The hesistant new 07 Camry with ignorant software, and of course their almost famous sludge issue. Then there is the steering issues they covered up. Truly mind blowing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a real shame to see a product come off the assembly line with all of these defects, especially when the vehicle itself is basically the same product that has been rolling off the assembly line for several years.

      • 7 Years Ago
      so wait, adverts could read.
      'Get $5000 back on the most recalled Trucks in 2006.'
      or
      'Get a Free Hemi Upgrade w/ the no brake/faulty airbag/seatbelts package'
      • 7 Years Ago
      what a shocker, Dodge and Chevy taking the crown on this title.
      • 7 Years Ago
      so this is # of recalls..

      I wonder what was recalled in the heaviest numbers?

      oh and way to tout the recall of the camry with its misprinted guide..

      look at the chevy recalls:

      Recalls concerned:

      --8.1-liter V-8 engines that may leak fuel (LOW VOLUME)
      --Inaccurate tire and loading-information labels (JUST INFO)
      --Defective power-steering systems
      --Another for inaccurate tire and loading-information labels (Just info)

      ahaha so 1 recall affected a super low volume of cars, and 2 others were bad information..

      bring on the lemmings :tard: fair and balanced

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