Stericycle has released an interesting study about this year's recalls in United States which unfortunately have set new negative records.

Stericycle has released an interesting study about this year's recalls in United States which unfortunately have set new negative records.

2014 isn't over yet but no less than 544 recalls have been initiated so far, affecting a whopping 52 million cars in United States. What's even more worrying is that the previous record of 30.8 million cars established in 2004 has already been taken down and with roughly two and a half months still to go, the numbers will continue to increase.

544 recalls so far represent the equivalent of approximately two each day and more than half of these recalls are affecting GM products as 26.5 million cars are various cars and trucks manufactured under the General Motors umbrella.

Aside from the obvious reliability issues, Stericycle vice president Mike Rozembajgier said in an interview with CNN Money that it also has to do with the fact that "we all want our cars to do far more than they did in the past" and "it takes a lot of gadgets to make that happen, and that adds to complexity" which ultimately makes cars more vulnerable to various defects. 

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Study reveals one in five cars in United States has been recalled this year