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Recalls 2018 – Competitive Comparison and Technical Causes in the Automotive Industry 2018

KBC has again analysed last year´s car recalls. The result: Both the total number of recalls and the number of affected vehicles increased compared to 2017.

The analysis also showed that 2/3 of all recalls were allocated to premium OEMs (Mercedes leads the statistic, followed by VW and BMW). In most cases the parts causing the recalls were safety-relevent components (i.e., engine/fuel supply, suspension systems, seats and belts, airbag systems, steering systems). With 28%, the majority of recalls were caused by drivetrains and associated sytems. 

The details to KBC´s recall report can be found in the attachment. 

Maximilian Klee
Senior Partner

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