Highway to Hell: Worst car recalls ever

Buying a safe and reliable car is top of most people’s wish list. However, as car manufacturers fight to stay ahead of the game developing new high tech systems, it’s easy for basic functions like solid brakes and good steering, to be left behind.

The result? Accidents and recalls. Or both.

Check out our list of stand out recalls from the past 40 years, clearly dominated by a select few unable to learn from mistakes…

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