With the furor over GM and Toyota recalls, used car search engine iSeeCars.com has compiled statistics showing which manufacturers are recalling the most vehicles and which manufacturers are handling recalls in the most timely manner.
The data is broken up into three ten-year periods, 1985-1994, 1995-2004 and 2005-2014, and measures the number of vehicles recall to the number of vehicles sold as well as the percentage of recalls issued within the first three years after the vehicle is sold.
Chrysler went from having the third-lowest recall rate in the 1985-1994 period with a 0.33 recall rate to worst in the 1995-2004 period with recalls totaling 1.82, i.e., more than one recall for every vehicle the company delivered. Since 2005, Chrysler has risen to ninth, with 0.98 recalls per vehicle, just 0.02 points behind General Motors' 0.96. Chrysler's 0.84 improvement was second only to Mitsubishi's 0.87 jump.
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