13. Ford Pinto
Yes, we had to throw a classic car onto the list. Perhaps one of the most iconic cars on the road, the Pinto was involved in one of the largest lawsuits in Ford history. The car was notoriously famous for having a rear fuel tank that was placed in the wrong position of the car. Poor build quality aside, the Pinto would catch fire routinely when it was involved in a rear-end collision. Leaked documents during the court trial showed that Ford understood the risks with the car but chose to send the car to market anyway.
Pinto sales were still strong despite the lawsuits, and nowadays the car has become a coveted classic. One of the most popular modifications for the Pinto is to convert the vehicle to a V8 engine. Still, it should be noted that a lot of lives were lost while driving the Pinto, and the problem recurred during the 1990s with the infamous Explorer lawsuits. Who would have thought that such an innocent-looking little car could turn out so deadly? But when greed gets involved, automakers tend to take unnecessary shortcuts.