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he most recalled car brand of 2018 will surprise you.

Mercedes-Benz issued 33 recall notices in 2018, far more than any other car company.

The German maker’s passenger car arm was responsible for 29 of those recalls and the commercial van and truck divisions issued the other four.

Mercedes-Benz was a long way ahead of rival brands Audi and BMW which were subject to 11 recalls each.

The high number of recalls could be due to the fact Mercedes-Benz has one of the most expansive new car ranges in the country which encompasses nearly every size hatch, sedan, coupe, wagon and SUV possible.

Luxury cars also tend to have more complicated electricals and sophisticated safety technology that could lead to a greater number of recalls.

Recalls for Mercedes covered a wide ranging group of issues including the Takata airbag issue, the potential for the high beams to remain permanently active and the lane keep assist feature not detecting inadvertent lane departure at speeds over 105km/h.

However, it wasn’t just the luxury marques afflicted by a high number of recalls during 2018.

Toyota — which also includes Lexus — and Ford were slugged with 13 recalls each over the course of 2018. This is almost double the number the Japanese brand issued in 2017.

Toyota was a far ahead of its main rivals Mazda and Hyundai which issued six and four recalls respectively.

Last week Toyota recalled the country’s most popular car, the Corolla, on the same day a law firm announced it is investigating a class action against the top-selling HiLux ute.

It’s an embarrassing development for the company, which sells on its reputation for quality, durability and reliability. The latest issues come on the back of the Takata airbag recall, which affected almost 600,000 Toyotas in Australia, more than any other brand.
 

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he most recalled car brand of 2018 will surprise you.

Mercedes-Benz issued 33 recall notices in 2018, far more than any other car company.

The German maker’s passenger car arm was responsible for 29 of those recalls and the commercial van and truck divisions issued the other four.

Mercedes-Benz was a long way ahead of rival brands Audi and BMW which were subject to 11 recalls each.

The high number of recalls could be due to the fact Mercedes-Benz has one of the most expansive new car ranges in the country which encompasses nearly every size hatch, sedan, coupe, wagon and SUV possible.

Luxury cars also tend to have more complicated electricals and sophisticated safety technology that could lead to a greater number of recalls.

Recalls for Mercedes covered a wide ranging group of issues including the Takata airbag issue, the potential for the high beams to remain permanently active and the lane keep assist feature not detecting inadvertent lane departure at speeds over 105km/h.

However, it wasn’t just the luxury marques afflicted by a high number of recalls during 2018.

Toyota — which also includes Lexus — and Ford were slugged with 13 recalls each over the course of 2018. This is almost double the number the Japanese brand issued in 2017.

Toyota was a far ahead of its main rivals Mazda and Hyundai which issued six and four recalls respectively.

Last week Toyota recalled the country’s most popular car, the Corolla, on the same day a law firm announced it is investigating a class action against the top-selling HiLux ute.

It’s an embarrassing development for the company, which sells on its reputation for quality, durability and reliability. The latest issues come on the back of the Takata airbag recall, which affected almost 600,000 Toyotas in Australia, more than any other brand.
it could also be that MB has learned that not calling cars back can be very, very expensive!
 
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