You don't have to drive for very long before you lose control of the car for the first time. Whether it's sliding across ice or hydroplaning on the highway like a one-ton jet ski, it's like an out of body experience. You can't steer the car; you just have to hold on and hope for traction, which you generally find pretty quickly. That is, unless the out-of-control situation is caused by a suspension bolt coming loose and disabling the steering column. Traction isn't going to save you in that case; you just have to hope for a soft landing. In 1981, GM recalled 5.8 million cars with this issue.