It appears that in the wake of General Motor’s ignition switch recall and overall PR debacle, fellow automakers are taking no chances with the possibility of suffering the same fate.
You’re not alone in thinking there’s suddenly been a surge in automaker recalls. There has, and it doesn't appear to be ending. As of this writing, Toyota just announced a recall of 6.39 million cars for a range of issues, including faulty airbags, seat rails and defective windshield wipers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claims the US car market will likely break a recall record this year. In 2013, a total of 22 million vehicles were recalled.