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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/recalls-tsbs/"rel="tag">Recalls</a></p><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/16/autos/one-car-in-five-recalled/index.html?section=money_autos"><img alt="General Motors Recall" data-caption="The key of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt is photographed in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday about safety defects and mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars with a faulty ignition switch that's been linked to 13 deaths and dozen of crashes. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)" data-credit="Molly Riley / AP" data-mep="514584" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/3000x1991+0+100/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/midas/34b5182e27f72e710764592d8392d159/200941738/50ce162db38f429588025256cf18f1b6.jpeg" /></a><br /><br />2014 will forever be known as the year of the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/recalls-tsbs/">recalls</a>. <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/gm/">General Motors</a> has been the biggest culprit, with over 70 recalls to date, but there have been plenty of other notable recalls competing for our attention.<br /><br />Now, <em>CNN Money</em> is reporting that 2014 has seen a total of 544 recalls, or about two a day, so far. Those recalls have <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/16/autos/one-car-in-five-recalled/index.html?section=money_autos">afflicted 52 million vehicles, or about one in every five on US roads</a>. Disturbing as that figure may be, it's made worse by the fact that 2014 has easily eclipsed the previous record of 30.8 million units back in 2004. With another ten weeks left in the year, there remains a solid chance that this year will double the previous total.<br /><br />While it's easy to chalk up the plethora of recalls to falling reliability, there's a much more obvious reason that so much is going wrong so often. "We all want our cars to do far more than they did in the past," Stericycle VP Mike Rozembajgier told CNN. "It takes a lot of gadgets to make that happen, and that adds to complexity."<br /><br />With our demand for more and more technology in our cars, it seems likely that 2014 will be far from the last year of huge recalls.<p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/20/recall-record-2014-report/">1 in 5 vehicles has been recalled this year</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:44:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/20/recall-record-2014-report/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20980167/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/20/recall-record-2014-report/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a>


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I think its funny that everyone one is paying attention to gm, yeah they knew about it, but now there is a civil against ford for there rear hatches being made of junk material and ford new about it for years. Toyota has had serious issues with the sticky gas pedal, much more dangerous. Maybe if drivers ed would teach these kids how to handle this shit like losing power then it wouldn't be so bad.

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