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Honda Motor Company recalled 3.9 million vehicles in 2011 in the U.S., more than any other automaker.

Overall car and truck recalls fell to the lowest level since 2008, to 15.5 million vehicles, down from 20.1 million vehicles in 2010, the year dominated by the Toyota recalls. The number of recall campaigns last year was also smaller than the previous year, with 593 campaigns against 648 in 2010.

For Honda however, the number of recalls was nearly double than in 2010, when it called back 2.4 million vehicles in 15 campaigns. In December, the Japanese carmaker said it was recalling 876,000 vehicles in the U.S. for airbag problms, the fifth separate recall for the same issue since 2008. Overall, Honda has recalled 2.53 million vehicles in the U.S. and 2.7 million worldwide over faulty airbags.

Toyota ranked second after Honda, with 3.5 million units recalled in 13 campaign, half the 2010 recalls. In 2010 and 2011 the Japanese carmaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles due to sticky accelerator pedals and trapped floormats.

Ford had the third largest number of vehicles recalled, with 3.3 million vehicles in 13 recall campaigns, way more than in 2010, when it had 9 campaigns involving 581,000 vehicles.