From Ralph Nader's allegations about the Chevrolet Corvair's dangerous suspension design to Takata recalling tens of millions of airbags, these are the worst of the worst.

Automakers and suppliers have engaged in some shady activities to make sure that they keep making money, and when these crooked acts make it into the public eye, a huge scandal is generally the result. Then government regulators and lawyers get involved, and the press starts publishing damning stories. In the end, a corporation's effort to benefit the bottom line through nefarious deeds generally culminates in big fines and a loss of public goodwill. 

Click the arrow above to take a look through the history of automotive scandals from the 1960s to today.

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