Auto Makers' Total Recalls

A faulty cruise control switch has led Ford to recall more than 10 million vehicles in eight yearsa new record. But 2007 has also been a bad year for VW

As if Ford (F) weren't saddled with enough problems, on Aug. 3 the Detroit carmaker issued a massive recall of 3.6 million vehicles, citing a defective cruise control switch that could lead to fires. Together with the nearly 7 million vehicles the company has already recalled for the same reason since 1999, it's the largest automotive recall ever recorded.

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