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Bang for taxpayers’ bailout buck: GM has recalled more cars this year than they sold in last five

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By Doug Powers  •  May 20, 2014 12:52 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

General Motors announced another round of recalls today, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled this year in the U.S. to well over 13 million.

According to Jalopnik, that’s more cars than the company sold in the last five years:

With the announcement of today’s recall of 2.4 million more cars, trucks and SUVs, the total number of General Motors recalls in the U.S. now exceeds 13 million. To put that into perspective, recalls now exceed the number of cars they sold in the U.S. in five years.

If you add up GM’s total U.S. sales from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, it equals about 12.18 million cars, according to their own sales data and news reports. And in 2014 alone so far in the U.S., they’ve recalled more than 13 million cars, with possibly more on the way. P

Yeah. That is a lot of recalled cars.

You can always count on government involvement to provide a big boost to product quality.

No doubt a lot of taxpayers would like to issue a recall for the $11 billion they lost on the bailout, but it’s too late.

**Written by Doug Powers

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