Vehicle recalls fell in the third quarter, though the average number of effected vehicles in a recall rose, Sedgwick reported.
The total number of recalls dropped about 16% to 197, one of the lightest quarters in the past decade in that regard; Sedgwick said that only three other quarters in 10 years have seen fewer than 200 recalls.
The total number of effected vehicles fell by about 4% to 7.9 million. But the average size of recalls rose 14.4% to 40,200, significantly above the three-year average of 33,000.
In keeping with the industry’s shift toward more electric vehicles, the top recall cause for the third quarter in a row was electrical systems, which resulted in 41 recalls, or 21% of the quarter’s total, Sedgwick said.
Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today