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Ever since Toyota issued the largest recall in U.S. history late last year for faulty floor mats and subsequently found itself under the gun for more issues involving sudden unintended acceleration (click here to read all about that mess), it seems the number of recalls issued by automakers has risen sharply. It could be just that we're paying attention to recalls more now, or it could be that other automakers are taking advantage of the cover offered by Toyota's troubles to issue their own recalls under the radar.

Either way, recalls have been around since 1966 and some 390 million vehicles have been called back for repairs because of this tool designed to protect consumers from mistakes in manufacturing and design that could be dangerous. Follow the jump for our latest infographic that offers some interesting facts about recalls big and small.

[Source: Auto Insurance for Autoblog.com]


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[Source: Auto Insurance for Autoblog.com]