DETROIT -- Automakers need to show more integrity and restraint, suggests Washington’s final tally of safety recalls in 2000. Nearly 5 million vehicles were implicated last year by recalls linked to compromised structural integrity or the threat of same, says a final report recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (NHTSA). And more than 4.5 million vehicles were subject to recalls involving restraint system shortcomings, according to a Ward’s analysis of ...

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