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Recalls in 2011: The numbers

Which manufacturers had to recall cars for faults in the past year and why? We crunch the numbers to reveal all

Recalls in 2011: The numbers

Vauxhall

Cars affected: 435,690

Number of recalls: 7

Models affected: 4

Corsa (2006-11): Failure in brake pedal bearing could result in loss of braking

Insignia, Astra (2010-11): Anti-trap auto-reverse function in window may not work

Corsa (2009-10): Manufacturing problem means parking brake may fail

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Honda

Cars affected: 149,924

Number of recalls: 25

Models affected: 6

Jazz (2001-08): Wiring harness problem means headlights might not work correctly

Accord diesel (2008-11): ECU software issue means engine could run after switch-off

CR-Z (2010-11): Car could move forwards and backwards unexpectedly after stalling

Citroen

Cars affected: 60,237

Number of recalls: 24

Models affected: 12

C5 (2009): Windscreen wiper motor could fail, leading to wipers not working

C4 Picasso (2006-07): Electronic parking brake might not come on properly

C4 (2004-06): Wiring loom problems mean boot could open inadvertently

Toyota/Lexus

Cars affected: 46,640

Number of recalls: 20

Models affected: 6

Avensis (2002-03): Risk of cracking in fuel supply pipe caused by manufacturing fault

Yaris (2010-11): A-pillar cosmetic trim could cause injury if airbag deployed

RX 400h (2004-06): Hybrid’s inverter system could fail, putting car in limp-home mode

Volvo

Cars affected: 41,771

Number of recalls: 33

Models affected: 11

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XC60, V70, XC70, S80 (2007-10): Engine could run after switch-off

C30, S40, V50 (2006-07): Water in engine cooling fan control module could catch fire

C30, S40, V50 (2007-10): Brake vacuum hose could chafe, causing loss of braking

Mercedes

Cars affected: 38,740

Number of recalls: 14

Models affected: 7

ML-Class (1999-04): Fault in the brake light switch means cruise control might not deactivate

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ML, C, E, R, S-Class (2009-10): Fuel may leak on to the road from fuel filter housing

E, CLS-Class (2010-11): Electrical problem means power-steering assistance could fail

Suzuki

Cars affected: 32,767

Number of recalls: 8

Models affected: 3

Swift (1997-02): Front suspension corrosion may lead to loss of steering control

Grand Vitara (2008-10): Drive belt may lose tension, preventing alternator working

Wagon R+ (2005-07): Fuel tank corrosion from inadequate protection coating could result in leak

Ford

Cars affected: 30,978

Number of recalls: 7

Models affected: 8

Grand C-MAX (2010-11): Second row seat locking mechanism could be damaged

Focus C-MAX (2004-07): Engine cooling fan module may corrode and overheat

F-150, F-250 (1997-04): Fuel tank straps could corrode, causing tank to detach

Peugeot

Cars affected: 18,460

Number of recalls: 14

Models affected: 9

308, 3008, 5008, 807, RCZ (2009-10): Friction on fuel pipe could cause a leak

C1 (2011): Front suspension arm might not be properly secured and could fail

5008 (2009-11): Water in electric rear window motor could cause fire

BMW

Cars affected: 16,354

Number of recalls: 7

Models affected: 17

M3 GTS (2010-11): Rear windscreen and side glass could detach from car

1, 5, 7 Series, X3, X5, X6 (2008-09): Moisture in fuel filter heater could cause flat battery

Fiat

Cars affected: 10,217

Number of recalls: 8

Models affected: 4

Grande Punto, Punto Evo (2009-10) ABS wiring could be exposed and cause fire

Doblo (2009-11) Passenger airbag may be deployed, even when switched off

Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge

Cars affected: 4,762

Number of recalls: 13

Models affected: 8

Grand Voyager (2008-09): Sliding door latch mechanism could overheat and catch fire

Grand Voyager (2008): Water getting into electrics could lead to airbags going off

Grand Voyager, Journey (2009-10): Ignition barrel could move on bumpy roads, cutting engine

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