Detroit: Record Recall

Since 1966, the auto recall has become part of the American scene. In close to 300 recalls, Detroit's auto industry has called back some 11 million cars for repairs and examinations necessary to correct faulty features built into them in the factories. Last week General Motors, whose "Mark of Excellence" is worn by one-half of all the cars and trucks in the U.S., announced that 4.9 million of its autos were being recalled for safety modification. It was by far the largest recall to date, accounting for one-fifth of all the GM cars produced in the past four years.

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