Honda has surpassed Toyota for the largest number of recalled vehicles in 2011. Wards Auto reports that Honda expanded an airbag recall to encompass a total of 2.5 million million vehicles last year, pushing the total number of recalled units to 3.9 million vehicles over 17 campaigns. Previous estimates put Toyota at the head of the recall pile with 13 campaigns covering 3.5 million vehicles.

The airbag recall covers some of the most popular Honda models, including Civic, Civic Hybrid and Accord sedans manufactured between 2001 and 2004, as well as the CR-V and Pilot. The Acura CL and TL were also included.

Toyota, meanwhile, found itself correcting issues with accelerator pedals and floor mats associated with the company's unintended acceleration woes. Toyota had found itself leading the largest number of recalled vehicles for two consecutive years prior to 2011.


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      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey, whatever it takes to help the Big 3! It's campaign season, there is all the mudslinging you can muster available to help our incompetent car brands who happen to use the same major suppliers. I love it, true patriotism!
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      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really, I mean, really when it comes to quality, Toyota and Honda are bar none light years better than the big 3 or anyone else because they have an engineering staff that works with suppliers unlike others who leave you high and dry even though the specific vehicle part is inheritently designed poorly by the Auto Co. GM and Ford sucks, and Chrysler is a distant 3rd! A situation like this the Big 3 would have fired the supplier, but Honda is working to correct the problem!
        screwamammoth93
        • 2 Years Ago
        @techie69
        yo techie69, ill tell you what, you take your "supposed" better quality japanese car and risk having the gas pedal getting stuck OR shards of metal thrown at your face at 500 MPH lets see how much anxiety you have then , because while you think you have a "more reliable" car that you "supposedly" are going to need no work on, you KNOW in the back of your head either of these things CAN happen, not saying they definitely are but they CAN, and you know it, you don't want to admit it but you KNOW it. and that makes it a lot scarier
        techie69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @techie69
        A problem with a supplier, the burden is shared by the Japanese Big 2!
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why is it no surprise that Japanese arrogance rears it's head again. This autoshow will looked back on as the point that Detroit took back the car business from Japan.
      Matrix
      • 2 Years Ago
      What happens to Honda and Toyota? They used to be good, guess times change.
      blas
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda: "we're number 1!.... oh wait..."
      tenspeeder
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well at least Honda is leading at something....
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          screwamammoth93
          • 2 Years Ago
          hey famsert, want some proof wisea$$? here is your proof http://www.autoblog.com/2011/05/03/honda-adding-833-000-vehicles-to-airbag-recall/ there IS shrapnel in them
      imoore
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why not recall the 2012 Civic altogether for being a big disappointment?
      kontroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is a good segment for the Japanese to fight for the #1 title...after a very competitive race, the winner is declared to be Honda but not by a large margin, toyota is still very close behind. Good boys...
      MyerShift
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wonder where those trolls are praising the greatness and supposed perfection of their precious Japanese cars...
      bman78
      • 2 Years Ago
      everyone try to read the ARTICLE not just the headline. its about 2011 not 2012. Yes they did screw up the title but the article is still valid.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bman78
        hey, last i looked we are only 10 days into 2012..........
          bman78
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          oh my brain hurts.... please for the love of all things good dean READ THE ARTICLE before posting a comment!
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