Big motorcycle recall helped push Honda to top of NHTSA list for 2011

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Powersports recalls helped push Honda Motor Co. to the top of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s list of manufacturers recalling vehicles in 2011, the agency stated.

Honda led all manufacturers with 3.9 million vehicles recalled in 2011, even as overall car and truck recalls fell to the lowest level since 2008. Honda initially disputed the tally, but later said it agreed with the government's numbers.

Honda spokesman Chris Martin told the Detroit News the company recalled 130,000 motorcycles in 2011, as well as 3.8 million cars and trucks.

Even without including the motorcycles, Honda still had the largest number of vehicle recalls, he said.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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