4. Chevrolet Engine Mount Problem
After the embarrassing Corvair case, Chevrolet was hit with bad publicity again when people discovered the cars they built from 1965 to 1969 had faulty engine mounts. In fact, they were the cause of more than 170 accidents and numerous injuries. The problem was, in some cases, the engine mounts could suddenly break. This caused severe vibrations, sudden acceleration and a loss of control of the vehicle.
In most cases, this scenario ended with a crash. Worse yet, Chevrolet apparently knew about the problem but chose to do nothing about it. When the scandal broke out, research showed Chevy had been using the same engine mounts since 1958. Publicity and public pressure made Chevrolet redesign the part, recalling some 6.7 million cars.