9 Automobiles Behind the Worst Recalls of 2013
In 2013, automakers celebrated pre-recession sales volumes while they continued to be haunted by mistakes of the past. Tightening controls in China as well as a more aggressive policy from U.S. safety regulators forced car companies into recalls of epic proportions. The following nine vehicles were part of the largest, most embarrassing auto industry recalls of 2013. Each one involved more than 750,000 vehicles, while a staggering five covered defective automobiles numbering into the millions.
Honda (NYSE:HMC) has received numerous safety accolades for its Odyssey minivan, but 2013 began with a large-scale recall of the Odyssey and Pilot. Some 777,000 vehicles manufactured in the U.S. and Canada had defective airbags that may not deploy in the event of a crash. The recall affected Odyssey vans from model years 2011 through 2013. The 2014 model is a Top Safety Pick Plus.