25 Nov '16, 1pm

VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

Stephen Edelstein Nov 25, 2016 2016 Volkswagen Passat Enlarge Photo It's been over a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. But VW had another dirty little secret waiting to come to light. That is its recall rate: cars from its Volkswagen and Audi brands have had the highest rate of recalls of any automaker over the past three decades. DON'T MISS: VW to build Atlas TDI diesel in U.S., but only for export to Russia That's according to new-car sales and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall data analyzed by iSeeCars.com (as reported by WardsAuto ). The analysis included recall data from January 1985 to September 2016, and looked at three metrics: how often a manufacturer produced vehicles that needed to be recalled, recall time...

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