More than 13 million vehicles have been recalled globally by their between 1 January and 13 July of this year. Toyota have the highest number of recalls this year at about 3.95 million, followed by Ford at 2.9 million; Volvo are № 3 with 2.8 million, and then Fiat Chrysler at 1.74 million. Honda come in fifth with about 1.4 million recalls. Kia’s next with 244,000 recalls, followed by Hyundai at 207,000. Nissan had 49,000 recalls, and Mazda had 24,000 in that time period. Then comes VW at 16,000; Tesla at 15,000…Bentley at 6,000 (how many vehicles did Bentley make in 2020?), and BMW a relatively paltry 3,800.
Vehicle recalls are issued when the manufacturer or authorities establishes that a vehicle poses an unreasonable safety risk or doesn’t comply with regulations. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem and/or compensate the owner to whatever degree is stipulated by local law.