Looks like Ford won the 2007 Recall crown for the most vehicles
recalled......Mostly because of the cruise control switch recall
(especially since they went back ten years and recalled vehicles that
are very unlikely to have a problem with the switch).
From Light and Medium Truck Magazine:
Vehicle Recalls Up 25% in 2007
The number of vehicles recalled increased more than 25% in 2007, but
the biggest recalls were largely limited to older models, suggesting
that automakers are building more reliable cars and trucks, the
Detroit News reported last Thursday.
Overall, 14.2 million vehicles were recalled last year, up from 11.2
million in 2006, but still far below the 30.8 million recalled in
2004, according to preliminary figures from the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, the paper reported.
The increase is mainly due to a big jump at Ford Motor Co., which
recalled 5.5 million vehicles last year, with about 4.8 million from
2004 and earlier models.
Most were recalled for a nagging problem with a cruise control
deactivation switch the Dearborn-based automaker has been dealing with
for years, according to the News.
The other top five automakers saw their recall numbers decline, with
General Motors Corp. seeing the biggest improvement. GM recalled
537,992 vehicles as of Dec. 21, a 61% drop.
Honda Motor Co. saw a 54% decline. Chrysler LLC and Toyota Motor Corp.
also recalled fewer vehicles than in 2006, the News said. - L&MT
At least for now, the original Detroit News Article is at