WASHINGTON, March 10 The U.S. Transportation Department said automakers recalled a record high 53.2 million vehicles in 2016 in the United States in part because of a massive expansion in callback to replace Takata Corp air bag inflators.
Under aggressive enforcement by the Obama administration, automakers issued a record-setting 927 recall campaigns, up 7 percent over the previous high set in 2015. Last year's recall of 53.2 million total vehicles topped the previous all time high of 51.1 million set in 2015, the department said.
(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul)
UPDATE 2-Brazil's JBS says Joesley Batista resigns as chairman
SAO PAULO, May 26 JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, said on Friday that the brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista, who own the company and are ensnared in a corruption scandal that threatens to topple Brazil's President Michel Temer, have resigned from senior posts.
Crisis hit-JBS may reduce Brazil meat supplies -industry group
SAO PAULO/CUIABÁ, May 26 An unfolding corruption scandal involving meatpacker JBS SA may reduce meat supply in Brazil, potentially benefiting rivals of the world's largest beef exporter, industry group Abrafrigo said.