9 Horrible Car Engineering FAILS

We all make mistakes, but when car companies make mistakes it can be expensive (and sometimes deadly). This is a list of 9 engineering fails caused by car companies. Some are silly, some are serious, and some are downright scary. Buckle up and grab your bug repellant: this is D-List.

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  1. Taylor Meyers

    Taylor Meyers

    Pred 13 hodinami

    In reference to #2: I spent 7 years as a dealership auto tech, you wouldn't even believe the amount of people driving around with aftermarket floor mats that are literally covering their accelerator pedal. Seriously, I'd say it was 15-20% of cars i worked on.

  2. Crow Titanium

    Crow Titanium

    Pred 17 hodinami

    Please explain how a failed ignition switch could cause braking failure. Is this referring to loss of power brakes and power steering when the engine dies?

  3. Erik Ankarstav

    Erik Ankarstav

    Pred 21 hodinou

    My car has the air intake under the car. Dumb idea! The car cough if I drive through a bigger puddle of water. (Alfa Romeo GT)

  4. Angus Taylor

    Angus Taylor

    Pred dňom

    You just know dozens of low-paid assembley line workers saw these problems coming, probably openly discussed too but because of their job role who in management would listen to them (and indeed; where's the incentive to go above-and-beyond for the common worker).



    Pred dňom

    I just bought a 2011 Crown Vic police interceptor that has removable floor mats the driver side removable floor mat isn't removable anymore because the police department I it came from put SELF TAP SCREWS THROUGH THE CARPET AND THROUGH THE FLOOR

  6. Checo's channel

    Checo's channel

    Pred dňom

    “I heard of bug fixes but” I lost it 🤣

  7. Maeve Baruk

    Maeve Baruk

    Pred dňom

    I respect spiders. I let the little boogers go on about their biz eating skeeters and flies.... Except my nemesis; the Yellow Sac. Beside loving the smell of gasoline, thos bastards leave welts & ulcers when they bite (bad enough that they're sometimes mistaken for a brown recluse bite) I used to live in Michigan, and I like my house on the cool side so I wouldn't turn on the heat until Turkey day or first time snow stuck for more than 2 days. As a result, Autumn into Winter the CRT monitor I had created this dramatically warmer patch on the ceiling above it. Those little bastards would be cruising around the looking to get laid, hit that warm spot & drop down thinking something was breathing on them/about eat them.... Straight down, into my fucking hair or shirt. On a 3-day weekend I killed 14 of the fuckers that fell on me. To this day, they are the only spider I kill on sight, ZERO hesitation.

  8. SPL0DG1E


    Pred dňom

    At 5:05 I saw the car in breaking bad but I didn’t think it was an actually car 😂😂

  9. Not gavin Newsom

    Not gavin Newsom

    Pred 2 dňami

    And what about Ford blocks ejecting spark plugs all the time

  10. Not gavin Newsom

    Not gavin Newsom

    Pred 2 dňami

    Was gonna say something about the pinto right as you said it

  11. Drew


    Pred 2 dňami

    German engineering. Like a tank with 20 speeds of reverse.

  12. Travis McCarley

    Travis McCarley

    Pred 2 dňami

    That floor mat excuse Toyota made was such horse shit.

  13. heinkmeister


    Pred 2 dňami

    The first two both happen to be cars I own (2002 Mercedes C208 CLK430 and 2015 Prius Persona Series) so this video really helped my morning poop

  14. CookieZ


    Pred 3 dňami

    What was with the cutters in this video? I'm sorry but I have to pass...

  15. Swiftemerald


    Pred 3 dňami


  16. Plasterville


    Pred 3 dňami

    I was waiting for the Pinto! At least it got an honorable shoutout 👍🏼

  17. JustVixen


    Pred 3 dňami

    My dad had a tacoma from the first model year, and instead of letting it be recalled, he just replaced the rear suspension. That allowed him to be the first person to have recorded maintenance on a toyota tacoma with 100,000+ miles on it. He still has it, his daily drive is a camaro, but the tacoma still runs, has 660,000 miles last time i checked. Toyota reliability yo.

  18. Louis Gibson

    Louis Gibson

    Pred 4 dňami

    “Yellow sac spiders are attracted to certain hydrocarbons such as gasoline.. he he aren’t we all?”

  19. Andres E

    Andres E

    Pred 4 dňami

    Mistake? More like a feature

  20. Oliver Guggenheimer

    Oliver Guggenheimer

    Pred 4 dňami


  21. HalfPastTenPM


    Pred 5 dňami

    I thought that this episode will be about whole american car industry

  22. Andrew Smart

    Andrew Smart

    Pred 5 dňami

    it's not an ignition switch you talk about with the fords,it's the TFI (thick film ignition) where they tried screen printing electronic components on the pcb which sucked,you can now fit a bosch module to solve it

  23. Andrew Smart

    Andrew Smart

    Pred 5 dňami

    do you really believe the prius unitended acellerations are caused by floormats?,LOL

  24. Andrew Smart

    Andrew Smart

    Pred 5 dňami

    yeah volvo also uses the "boidegradeable" wires,rewired alot of volvos

  25. Nick Zinchenko

    Nick Zinchenko

    Pred 5 dňami

    This guy is on drugs

  26. Ted Ecker

    Ted Ecker

    Pred 5 dňami

    Narrow whalebase!!!

  27. Rosexephon


    Pred 5 dňami

    Ford is AWFUL

  28. Artem Nikolaiev

    Artem Nikolaiev

    Pred 6 dňami

    Im generaly not a car person, yet this guy really nailed presenting all that stuff. Max fun

  29. Thejamman


    Pred 6 dňami

    I really wish I never learned about my 09 Mazda 6 having a spider problem…

  30. Turd Goblin

    Turd Goblin

    Pred 6 dňami

    Oh man... I miss my aztek!! 2002 black, with tent, console cooler. Thing was a blast! Many camping adventures in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

  31. Savi GG

    Savi GG

    Pred 6 dňami

    Interesting you never spoke about Lambos, McLaren and Ferrari catching on fires lol.

  32. T Schrodzy

    T Schrodzy

    Pred 6 dňami

    The “funny” pronunciation of Mercedes and other words is super annoying

  33. r32jz


    Pred 6 dňami

    "Everyone makes mistakes. And that includes car companies" *cough* *cough* Mustang Mach-E *cough* *cough*

  34. Rogelio Hernandez

    Rogelio Hernandez

    Pred 6 dňami

    I had a top of the line Infiniti Q50S Hybrid that I absolutely loved. But it had a serious defect. A wire harness that used soy based insulation. Well... rats loved it and one day I came to my car, ready to go to work only to be presented with a Christmas Tree of warnings. It was a 6 thousand dollar meal for whatever rat ate my wires for lunch.

    • Cheepchipsable


      Pred 4 dňami

      Honda make a tape that specifically deters rodents from eating it.

  35. Justice Swain

    Justice Swain

    Pred 6 dňami

    my 2001 taco with that rusty frame that had 2 owners before myself was accepted by toyota years after the recall was announced. they slapped a new frame in there no problem. 452k kms

  36. raffriff42


    Pred 6 dňami

    Thank God my Ford blew a bottom end bearing (thus ending its increasingly expensive service life) before it had a chance to catch fire! I do remember the ignition switch seemed a little toasty at times. I got used to it.

  37. Patrick Moerk

    Patrick Moerk

    Pred 6 dňami

    lil peep gang anyone?

  38. Lil Felony Official

    Lil Felony Official

    Pred 7 dňami

    You’re so funny man but you talkin hella fast I can’t keep up I’m so stoned this jetfuel pakc fir

  39. Brandon Hoffman

    Brandon Hoffman

    Pred 7 dňami

    you should try making these videos without a camera like you recently did with donut podcast's... Maybe it will work too? We could listen to high-low, money pit, and my man Jerry instead of all these glorious visuals. Then you could film premade commercials for us to have something to watch after our ears start burning.

  40. Hawk 1966

    Hawk 1966

    Pred 7 dňami

    Lots of Toyota owners couldn't figure out turning the key off and/or putting the car in neutral. Double digit deaths. "My car is accelerating! What do I do?! I know, I'll wait until this school bus helps me stop. . ." Had a similar, not floor mat induced, problem with an '84 Ford Tempo. Nobody died, or crashed.

  41. Stephan George

    Stephan George

    Pred 7 dňami

    MO HRSPR!!!

  42. Stonecon


    Pred 7 dňami

    Ahh ford exploder. The nick name alone almost killed them

  43. Savage101


    Pred 7 dňami

    My dad has a 2012 Tacoma, guess we got lucky

  44. Chris Ducat

    Chris Ducat

    Pred 7 dňami

    2:29 ...can't you just...turn off the ignition? Blows my mind that so many people would die form a floormat riding up the accelerator pedal.

    • Oskary


      Pred 7 dňami

      Right or just put it in neutral. Better to rev the fuck out of the engine than crash

  45. bofa fett

    bofa fett

    Pred 8 dňami

    murat sent me

  46. Cyberstorm64DD


    Pred 8 dňami

    We now know why it is called the exploder Nice job ford and firestone

  47. roberto mendez

    roberto mendez

    Pred 8 dňami

    Does that mean the foxbody Mustang had the same issue? 🤔

  48. GraveX


    Pred 8 dňami

    The underchassis of my car attract cats .. I dont know why? ~ 🐈🐈🐈

  49. ryandontlikeyou


    Pred 8 dňami

    Anything biodegradable on a car is a TERRIBLE idea. I mean it's a good idea for the earth, but literally no matter which part they made biodegradable, it would impact a long time owner, or multiple owners down the road.

  50. Sarah Rivera

    Sarah Rivera

    Pred 9 dňami

    The Aztec is so gross it’s awesome, it’s like eating your own boogers 👌😂 I love these guys.

  51. Rorschach


    Pred 9 dňami

    wtf is up with this mic? it's so distracting

  52. Hazardous


    Pred 9 dňami

    Fun fact. The model Toyota Sienna my parents own(I’m not aware of what year they own as I’ve never ask nor cared tbh)has a huge issue with the lining of its wiring attracting mice. They’ve had mice chew up it’s wiring, and have even had one crawl up into the air conditioning and die, and it would have cost a fortune to get it own. So there car reeked of dead mice for about a year. Now even though the smell is gone. The mouse was never removed. So there is still a mouse skeleton inside the air conditioning of my parents Toyota Sienna.

  53. Nordin


    Pred 9 dňami

    I’m getting the feeling that Ford manufacturers are assholes

  54. D


    Pred 9 dňami

    13:15 it didn't lead to dirt getting into the engine. Sigh. (Facepalm) It lead to the filter getting clogged, and NOTHING getting to the engine! No dirt, no fuel, no nothing! And THATS what lead to the loss of power. Jesus, just another SIMPLE concept that any real "car guy" would know, but seems to have eluded you! Which leads me to further believe that you're NOT a car guy at all, and just another stinky, beanie wearing, millennial with butter soft hands and manicured cuticles.. who has never ACTUALLY picked up a wrench and worked on a car a day in her life. Mr Pumpfree is probably one of those guys who calls AAA for roadside assistance when he gets a flat tire. He's one of those fake tuners who drives a modded import with a ton of work done to it, who you find waiting in the parking lot of your shop with his car on a flatbed one morning when you arrive to work, and he hands you a box of new spark plug wires (that he didn't even buy from you) and says, "Yeah my car won't run, a guy I know, XYZ, he said I needed new plug wires.. so I bought these high-performance ones! How much to install these real quick while I wait? And also, I need my car done by 10:30 cause I gotta be at work at the California Pizza Kitchen at noon, and I was hoping to make it to the Apple Store before that, cause the new iPhone is out! (Uses his shirt to gently wipe the dust off the screen of his 9 month old, like-new, previous generation iphone before holding it up and pointing at it, like.. "see what I'm saying bro? I still got the OLD one!").

  55. D


    Pred 9 dňami

    7:45 what the F are you talking about? Ignition switch too close to the engine? I thought you were a CAR guy? How do you mount an ignition switch too close to an engine? It's inside of the steering column. Your background graphics even show an exploded view of a steering column. Sometimes I swear, these SVwhite "influencer" types who have specialist channels, don't actually know that much about the thing their channels are about.

  56. skate dd

    skate dd

    Pred 10 dňami

    Well I got a Toyota ute never had problems

  57. Matthew Shaw

    Matthew Shaw

    Pred 10 dňami

    Don’t buy a Mazda if you’re scared of spiders.

  58. Daniel Higgs

    Daniel Higgs

    Pred 10 dňami

    Let’s face it, anything biodegradable on a vehicle is a bad idea. Biodegradable items don’t know when you’re done with them. This just ends up causing more waste. Dumb.

  59. Riley Darnell

    Riley Darnell

    Pred 11 dňami

    ‘’Fuord and Firestone tiores’’

  60. Antiheld13


    Pred 11 dňami

    the way you talk is annoying af, what are you, a 36 year old trying to act like a 2000s born teen?

  61. Amal Adiguna

    Amal Adiguna

    Pred 11 dňami

    Hold up is that why every old mercedes has electrical problems??

  62. LuckyGo13


    Pred 11 dňami

    Dind include the pinto😔

  63. cadavernl nee

    cadavernl nee

    Pred 11 dňami

    What about the ford gas tank that explodes and burns in a rear ended car crash?

  64. Esrom


    Pred 11 dňami

    The tiny house joke really got me. Thanks dude.

  65. 7Skidoo


    Pred 11 dňami

    no first gen Audi TT that created lift so bad that it killed people at Autobahn speeds? Proper shitbox. I'd rather have some spiders crawling around underneath my car than death but you do you

  66. Rice Burner413

    Rice Burner413

    Pred 12 dňami

    Glad i have a 2007 mazda 6 and not a 2009

  67. justin cabral

    justin cabral

    Pred 12 dňami

    Thumbnail made me click I’ve gotten so many spiders in my Mazda 3’s!!

  68. TheFunfighter


    Pred 12 dňami

    The #5 tire thing was actually on the tires. It was found out that depending on which production plant had manufactured the tire, they had quality problems leading to delamination

  69. Flying Judas

    Flying Judas

    Pred 12 dňami

    Firestone delaminated on me while doing 60 ripped apart my whole back end of me exploder.

  70. New TVYTVAM


    Pred 12 dňami


  71. Uppermostt


    Pred 13 dňami

    I had a 2012 Mazda 6. Fak. Never had problems like this though lol.

  72. Aaron Ersoy

    Aaron Ersoy

    Pred 13 dňami

    Don't forget the Cadillac, alternator bullshit design in the 32v Northstar.

  73. Volvo 850R

    Volvo 850R

    Pred 13 dňami

    How about a mechanic/ engineer collaboration

  74. Sam Blaikie

    Sam Blaikie

    Pred 14 dňami

    You forgot the most important detail about the Aztec...it was Walter Whites car

  75. 133dave133


    Pred 14 dňami

    The Ford Powerstroke from 03'-12'? No, not even a mention? Has anyone's family member ever died in an ambulance heading to the hospital because of Firestone tires, rusted frames, or wandering floor mats? No? Catastrophic engine failures is engineering at it's finest? I remember the world was out for blood because Toyota's wandering floor mat issue, but I never got a get well soon card for having the cab of my new Powerstroke hanging off the rafters of a Ford dealership fours times in a row, and then losing my butt on the resale value. I'm just feeling sorry for myself.

  76. Austin Baric

    Austin Baric

    Pred 14 dňami

    My 98' Taco frame rusted so bad the frame became a leaf spring. Needless to say it held up to its name because it started to bend into a taco 🌮

  77. B ee

    B ee

    Pred 14 dňami

    I think The floor mats were a cover up for an electronic failure

  78. Arthur Ohashi

    Arthur Ohashi

    Pred 14 dňami

    Lol lol

  79. Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Pred 14 dňami

    4:34 snuck in a little programmer humor there. The idea the the programmer forgot to add one method to slow the car in reverse killed me lol

  80. Daniel O.

    Daniel O.

    Pred 14 dňami

    Wow! Shame on you, learn to speak Mercedes-Benz the right way NOOB!!!!!!

  81. TheCoishiKing


    Pred 15 dňami

    "Wow, this Mazda is really underpowered, I think it's developing gremlins" "I think they're actually spiders"

  82. Tube.Steak.Taco


    Pred 15 dňami

    I once had a customer with a brand new car complain about unintended acceleration, so ofcourse we had to take it serious. Got into the car an sure enough I was able to replicate the concern. Looked down and found his THICK after market all weather mat causing the gas pedal to get stuck. Do not double stack floor mats either.

  83. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe

    Pred 15 dňami

    If you don't live in Australia, just don't worry about spiders. Funnel webs don't spin webs above ground anyway.

  84. Evan Moon

    Evan Moon

    Pred 15 dňami

    Mercedes G wagon, I just wanna know how fast it gets from 60 in reverse?

  85. Amari Smith

    Amari Smith

    Pred 15 dňami

    Who ate their boogers when they were young XD

  86. Stefan DSC

    Stefan DSC

    Pred 15 dňami

    the presenter ruined the presentation. I had to struggle to extract the useful information out of the video.

  87. Opteryx


    Pred 15 dňami

    My dad had 2 dodge omnis, both of them started themselves while parked and lit on fire.

  88. Fharish Ahmed

    Fharish Ahmed

    Pred 16 dňami

    These guys make enough money to buy a POP FILTER, right???

  89. Jonas Magnus

    Jonas Magnus

    Pred 16 dňami

    The Pontiac Aztec: it's like eating your own boogers.

  90. DJ Jay Biggz

    DJ Jay Biggz

    Pred 16 dňami

    Remember kids, a single line of code can save lives.

  91. Atago


    Pred 17 dňami

    good story, James is terrible!

  92. Colt Mccaskie

    Colt Mccaskie

    Pred 17 dňami

    Great video

  93. Sawr Kasmm

    Sawr Kasmm

    Pred 17 dňami

    3:47 It's not an issue, it's a Feature...

  94. TheKiPlayer


    Pred 17 dňami

    What about the Pontiac Fiero that would randomly catch on fire?

  95. Spiros Foufoutos

    Spiros Foufoutos

    Pred 17 dňami

    I dig the low-fi out of focus production in these videos.

  96. Denziel Henry

    Denziel Henry

    Pred 18 dňami

    So thats why keisuke's rx-7 lost to the 86🤔

  97. Razor


    Pred 18 dňami

    8:48 just noticed??? All they care about is money

  98. ElitetheHawkk


    Pred 19 dňami

    My taco broke its frame twice. So i made a new one lol

  99. C S

    C S

    Pred 20 dňami

    my car has the prius issue because cheapo floor matts. how do i avoid an accident you ask? simple. i have the correct number of chromosomes.