Yesterday I was thinking back to a post I made about thinking that there was an error with Simmons saying "exiling 9 Autobots" when it occurred to me that perhaps the number was wrong if we include the Twins, Jolt and any surviving bike-bot. But I'm sure that the number stated was a reflection of the number of Autobots residing on Earth at that time as there would be nothing to gain in keeping 3+ Autobots without their leader. In fact if the other Autobots were out there I'm sure that procedure would call them back so they could be sent out to space with the others. This leads back to the age-old issue of these characters not even getting a mention as if they didn't exist in the first place. But they did and most of believed that they simply weren't in the film. The fact that the exiling should have brought them into the picture yet didn't raises this question if the movie-verse purged the other Autobots from the continuity.