10 Most Terrifying Vehicle Manufacturing Defects

Stuck Stones at GM
1972 Chevrolet Impala convertible free photos, Used Under CC BY 2.0 License

This recall is most likely to be terrifying to NASCAR drivers: In the early 1970s, stones could get lodged between the steering assembly and the frame, preventing the car from turning left. The horror! While it was mostly inconvenient, and it was even a cheap and easy thing for GM to fix, it was probably more than a little scary to anyone who suddenly couldn't get the car to do what they asked. The 1973 recall affected 3.7 million vehicles, probably none of which were NASCAR race cars. Maybe some current Republican members of Congress are still driving these cars. You see, they can't go left ... oh, never mind.