In all, automakers recalled around 20.3 million vehicles in 2010, making it the fourth largest number of recalls in a year since NHTSA began keeping track in 1966. Number one still goes to 2004 with 30.8 million units recalled.
The New York Times reports that of the top five manufacturers with the most recalls, three were Japanese. Toyota led the game with a total of 6.7 million vehicles going back to dealerships, followed by General Motors with four million recalled vehicles. Honda landed third with 2.4 million troubled units with Nissan and its 2.1 million units not far behind. Finally, Chrysler rounded out the big five with 1.6 million recalled vehicles.
[Source: The New York Times]