10 Craziest Defects That Cars Rolled Out With

It seems like common sense that nothing bad can happen to a car while it’s parked, right? Wrong. In 1996, Ford had to recall 8.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition that would somehow set the car on fire after it’s parked. The most commonly affected vehicles were 1988-93 Tempos, Thunderbirds, Cougars, Escorts, Mustangs, Lincoln Town Cars, Broncos, F-series trucks and Crown Victorias. Sadly, many of the cars that caught fire were parked in garages, and therefore the fire not only ruined the car, but sometimes the entire house itself. After the incidents became widespread, groups protesting Ford formed to request an immediate resolution, one of the most notable being “Burned up by Ford.”