Here's a list on which General Motors doesn't mind lagging behind rivals.
A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows GM was one of just a few automakers to recall fewer vehicles than it sold in 2013.
GM says that data mining, through a system it calls "track and trace" has allowed it to spot quality problems faster, then isolate the affected cars and fix them more quickly.
GM barely nudged out Suzuki for the No. 9 spot in a list of the top 10 automakers in vehicles recalled last year. That was despite 2013 being another bumper year for recalls.
Car companies initiated 632 recall campaigns in the United States in 2013, covering 22 million vehicles, NHTSA said. That was up from 581 recalls covering 16.4 million vehicles in 2012. These numbers include heavy trucks, motorcycles and buses as well as light-duty vehicles.
Among the 10 most prolific recallers, Ford and Nissan also sold more vehicles than they recalled. But GM's sales-to-recall ratio was the best.
For the second straight year, Toyota called back more than 5 million vehicles in the United States, the most of any automaker. But NHTSA cautioned that "these tallies are not used to evaluate manufacturers." It added: "There are a host of reasons why a manufacturer could have more or fewer recalls in a given year."