Dutch cars increasingly recalled by manufacturers

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Cars in the Netherlands are being increasingly recalled because of technical problems. The National Road Traffic Agency RDW says well over 300,000 Dutch cars were recalled because of possible dangers over the last 12 months. This is more than double the figure for 2008.

Research by the NOS Dutch public service broadcaster shows that more or less all makes of cars are affected by technical problems which could lead to safety issues. The increase is being put down to the fact that new models are being rushed onto the market before they have been fully tested.

More electronics and computer software are also reported to lead to an increased number of failures. It is also said that manufacturers are more quick to recall models nowadays than in the past because of the fear of adverse publicity.



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