Auto recalls speed up as scrutiny increases

Posted: April 13, 2014 at 2:59 a.m.

Vehicles sit in the lot outside Hiland Toyota dealership in Moline, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Toyota Motor Corp., the world's largest carmaker, called back more than 6 million vehicles to fix a range of safety defects in one of the biggest recalls in automotive history. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

After two of the world’s largest carmakers — Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co. — were criticized for dragging their feet before calling back defective models, automakers are now accelerating safety recalls.

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Business, Pages 79 on 04/13/2014