More than twice as many light vehicles have been recalled in 2009 than 2008, with two campaigns accounting for nearly half of this year’s total, according to preliminary government data. A Ward’s analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. recall notifications through mid-December shows U.S.-market auto makers initiated 105 campaigns affecting 18.4 million vehicles this year. In 2008, there were 101 recalls with implications for 7.7 million vehicles. For the first time, Toyota ...

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