These Were the Most Recalled Automakers of 2022

These Were the Most Recalled Automakers of 2022

Recalls happen to every automaker. It just so happens that some get hit harder than others.

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Ford F150 trucks go through the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on September 27, 2018 in Dearborn, Michigan.
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Building cars is a difficult business. I wouldn’t even dare to say otherwise, and it’s always difficult to get things right the first go around. That’s why we are taking a look at the which automakers faced the toughest slate of manufacturer recalls this year.

I’ll jump to the chase: It wasn’t pretty for Ford. The company had over twice the number of potentially impacted vehicles as the next closest brand. Over 17 percent of every car it produced for 2022 were recalled at some point.

I won’t spoil anything else too much, so click around and see what the most recalled manufactures of 2022 were.

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BMW: 19 Recalls - 1,000,455 Potentially Affected Vehicles

BMW: 19 Recalls - 1,000,455 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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BMW’s biggest recall potentially impacted 917,106 vehicles because the PCV heater was having a short circuiting issue. Who didn’t get a little short circuited in 2022?

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Tesla: 20 Recalls - 3,769,581 Potentially Affected Vehicles

Tesla: 20 Recalls - 3,769,581 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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Tesla’s biggest recall potentially impacted 1,096,762 vehicles because of pinchy windows. It’s the least of Tesla’s problems at the moment.

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Hyundai: 21 Recalls - 1,451,248 Potentially Affected Vehicles

Hyundai: 21 Recalls - 1,451,248 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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Hyundai’s biggest recall potentially impacted 357,348 vehicles because the ABS unit may cause the engine to burst into flame!

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Kia: 24 Recalls - 1,458,962 Potentially Affected Vehicles

Kia: 24 Recalls - 1,458,962 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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Kia’s biggest recall potentially impacted 410,619 vehicles because air bags may not deploy as intended in a crash, which is a bit of an issue if you are in a crash.

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Mercedes-Benz: 30 Recalls - 969,912 Potentially Affected Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz: 30 Recalls - 969,912 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz’s biggest recall potentially impacted 292,287 vehicles because the brakes might fail! Joyous.

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General Motors: 32 Recalls - 3,371,302 Potentially Affected Vehicles

General Motors: 32 Recalls - 3,371,302 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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General Motor’s biggest recall potentially impacted 740,581 vehicles because the janky headlights reflected weirdly and blinded others.

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FCA U.S.: 38 Recalls - 3,041,431 Potentially Affected Vehicles

FCA U.S.: 38 Recalls - 3,041,431 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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FCA’s biggest recall just happened, and it potentially impacted 1,234,657 vehicles because Ram truck tailgates love to fly open.

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Volkswagen Group: 45 Recalls - 1,040,885 Potentially Affected Vehicles

Volkswagen Group: 45 Recalls - 1,040,885 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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Volkswagen Group’s biggest recall potentially impacted 224,704 vehicles because the tire pressure monitoring system wouldn’t let drivers know they had no air in a timely manner. Less than ideal.

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Ford Motor Company: 67 Recalls - 8,636,265 Potentially Affected Vehicles

Ford Motor Company: 67 Recalls - 8,636,265 Potentially Affected Vehicles

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I’ll be honest. It was a rough year for the Blue Oval. The company had far and away the most recalls out of any other OEM. Anyway, the company’s biggest recall of the year potentially impacted 2,925,968 vehicles because they could roll away when parked. That single recall accounts for more impacted vehicles than all but three other manufacturers (not including Ford itself).

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