New car and light truck recalls have been announced every few for the past two years, despite vehicles being better engineered and safer than ever before. In fact, the number of annual recalls doubles the rate of two decades ago. But if technology is getting better, then why are companies recalling more vehicles? A recent Automotive News article argues that the higher number or recalls has to do with several factors: higher consumer safety standards, greater vigilance by manufacturers and regulators, and the power of the Internet. Consumers can leave reviews online and correspond with others who have had similar issues with their vehicles, which can create quickly turn into a massive conversation that grabs the attention of auto safety regulators.