Cars aren’t perfect. That’s something most of us here at Jalopnik have come to accept. These ten crazy car glitch stories only further support that theory.
10.) “My Only Choice Was To Carry A Hair Dryer And 200 Feet Of Extension Cord”
What fun it must be to have to unroll 200 feet of extension cord and stand out in the rain holding a hair dryer to your distributor, in order to start your car up in the rain. You know what, doesn’t even sound remotely safe either!
I had a 1991 Acura Integra that had something wrong with the distributor or distributor cap. If it rained it refused to start. I had the distributor replaced, the cap replaced a half-dozen times, and it went to three mechanics, and no one could permanently fix it. My only choice was to carry a hair dryer and 200 feet of extension cords. I would then stand in the rain and blow dry my distributor cap until it would start.
Great car otherwise!
Suggested By: Kerberos824
9.) Airbags Have Minds Of Their Own
If an airbag went off spontaneously while I was driving my car, I would probably be scared shitless. Damn you GM and your overly sensitive air bags sensors!
I was driving my Camaro on a bumpy road and hit a large pothole, which my car assumed due to a sudden drop that a rollover was imminent.
The technician starts walking to the other side of the car thinking he’s going to see some side impact damage. But then his face goes from a cheeky smile to life-questioning confusion. They put it on the lift, plugged in the OBDII port and everyone standing around was so confused.
And yes, the insurance covered it!