The U.S. auto industry recalled significantly fewer vehicles in 2008 than 2007, although the total number of campaigns remained in the triple digits. The industry recalled a total of 7.7 million light vehicles in 2008, according to a Ward’s analysis National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. data. Last year, the industry recalled 12.5 million vehicles, still well short of the poorest performance on record – 2000, when roughly 24.3 million vehicles were linked to safety defects. However, ...

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