Automakers are generally honored to receive top rankings in a survey. The HerrÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and FrauÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s at VW though, may be retreating to the bunker after they have received the dishonorable distinction of having the Beetle tagged as the most recalled car in 2007.
Brake light problems have resulted in Volkswagen recalling 1,000,000 units of the Volkswagen Beetle from 2001 to 2007 model years making it the most recalled vehicle model over the past 12 months.
The 2007 winners are the Volkswagen Beetle, Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, Jeep Liberty, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro, Suzuki Forenza and Reno, Volkswagen Passat and Passat Wagon, Lexus ES 350 and Chrysler Sebring.
Even a Ferrari worth $175,000 is not an exception to defective vehicles. In the early months of 2007, the Italian luxury sports car maker recalled 216 of its 2005 and 2006 models of the F430 coupe and spider models. The vehicles were detected to have faulty clutch pumps.