Toyota Motor Corp.
recalled more vehicles — 5.3 million — than any other automaker in the U.S. in 2012.
It was the third time in the last four years that Toyota led in U.S. recalls.
A Detroit News review of recall data found that 16.2 million cars, trucks, motorcycles and RVs were recalled in 2012, a 4.5 percent increase over the 15.5 million vehicles recalled in 2011. Combined, the seven biggest-selling automakers in the U.S. market recalled about 13.5 million vehicles last year, up from 12.5 million in 2011.
The number of recall campaigns fell slightly in 2012 to 593, from 587 campaigns in 2011. That's down dramatically from 2004, when manufacturers recalled 30.8 million vehicles in 600 campaigns, with Detroit's Big Three collectively recalling more than 20 million.