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40 People Share the Most Unusual Things That Have Happened to Their Cars


If you’ve ever owned a car, you’re undoubtedly well-versed in the myriad of issues that can arise. All of us have a story of a time when our car malfunctioned or made some utterly outlandish noise that we just got used to over time. This post is dedicated to those folks who, for whatever reason, have a greater than normal amount of bad luck when it comes to cars.

We’re here to tell you that we’re aware of the difficulties you’re experiencing, and we’re here to support you. To make things better, Jimmy Fallon urged people on the internet to upload their worst automobile mishaps and experiences online, using the hashtags #MyWorstCar and #CarFails. You’re in for a bumpy ride, so buckle up and get ready!

Not a Single Scratch

When it comes to automobiles, most people seem to think that they are heavy because they are made up of so many metal parts. So, if you’re looking for the lightest automobile on the road, you tend to opt for the smallest one you can find.

Can you even fathom the possibility that your phone would survive being run over by a car and still function perfectly? I don’t know how that’s feasible. This person’s car may not be the heaviest, but surely it has enough weight to smash a small cell phone, right?

New Car Issues

Getting a new car is one of life’s greatest pleasures. New car scents, incredible new features, and a fresh start are all reasons to enjoy a car purchase. The only drawback is that it may take some time to get used to the newness after being in a car that is so drastically different for so long.

We’ve all met someone who could be the victim of this scenario. How is it possible for someone to entirely forget that they have purchased a new vehicle? We may appreciate a small moment of bewilderment, but a 30-minute walk around the parking lot culminating with the cops informing you that you have a new car is ludicrous.

The Weirdest Taxi Trip

Nothing is more aggravating than not being able to find something that was right next to you just five minutes ago. A feeling of helplessness that you’ve never encountered before may overwhelm you. You’ll need to refresh your memory in some fashion.

If it were a pair of scissors at home or something similar, we could understand losing it, but a car? Even if you called a taxi, who would show up and drive you all over a parking lot looking for your vehicle? 

Double-check Everything

Anxiety-inducing as it is, there is nothing like realizing that something crucial is missing from your possession. In an instant, your heart is racing, and you begin retracing your steps to determine where you may have last seen this item.

Before you do something reckless like slamming your car window, double-check everything. We’ve all been in a scenario like this before, but we probably should have held back before going to extremes. Playing the role of a parent and urging yourself to search for the answer can help you avoid a situation like this.

There Is No Escaping Fate

One of the numerous costs of owning a car is taking it to the mechanic. When you buy a car, there are so many unexpected costs that you begin to wonder if the purchase was really worth it. Vehicles are inherently inconvenient.

On the other hand, most people’s cars come out of the workshop better than when they put them in. Not in this situation, though! We’ve never seen a story quite like this one before. It is possible to avoid such problems by not attempting to fix things, but then you’ll end up in an entirely different predicament!

Instant Girlfriend

With so many vehicles on the road today, it might be tough to distinguish one from the others, especially if the car in question isn’t yours. The likelihood of someone else having the same car as you is rather high, so you should probably double-check before jumping in to prevent any awkward encounters with strangers.

Before getting into the stranger’s car, we’re sure this woman wishes she had verified her boyfriend’s license plate. At some point, almost everyone has walked up to the wrong vehicle, thinking it was theirs, but getting inside it is a whole other story.

Beep Beep

Beeping your horn unintentionally is the worst kind of awkward moment there is. Beeping may or may not be considered socially acceptable in your area, and this can lead to a great deal of annoyance and anger on the part of those around you.

What happens when you realize you’re the one who’s generating all the noise? It’s hard not to curl up into a ball when something like this happens. Every embarrassing story has one thing in common: they all stem, in one way or another, from our parents.

People Make Mistakes

Keep this in mind whenever you see someone making a dumb mistake: we’re all human. Making mistakes is an unavoidable part of life, and we must treat each other with respect when they occur since you never know when you will be the one making the public blunder.

We’ll admit that this was a tremendous error. Leaving your car in neutral is a major issue because cars aren’t small items or modest investments. I can’t imagine how much money it would take to fix everything if something like this happened.

A Buddy and a Bucket

There are a variety of standards that new vehicles must meet in order to be deemed safe for use on the road. Driving without airbags or seat belts is a thing of the past. We’ve come a long way since that time.

There are many tales on the internet about old cars that have broken down. A mistake made by the manufacturer doesn’t always cause the problem. This woman appears to have handled the situation pretty well with the help of a buddy and a bucket.

Brain Freeze

In the morning, waking up to discover your automobile blanketed in snow isn’t an enjoyable experience. A little snow might make for a wonderful time, but it makes everything take so much longer, whether you’re rushing to get to work or simply trying to run errands.

Make sure you don’t take advantage of any helpful strangers that come to your aid in an icy situation. Unfortunately, it might be too late for this young lady since she was obstructing the very help she requested by not letting go of the brake.

Not the Right Wife

Many women identify as either a daddy’s girl or a mommy’s girl. We spend plenty of time with our parents during our childhood and teenage years. Eventually, we learn which parent we most frequently turn to when we have problems.

We can all agree that this young lady is a daddy’s girl. Unfortunately, when you borrow a car from someone, it can be difficult to tell which vehicle belongs to them in the parking lot. We strongly advise you to take note of their number plate in advance to avoid this unpleasant circumstance.

Undercover Cop

Car alarms were once reserved for wealthy people or law enforcement personnel. However, car alarms are becoming increasingly widely used and installed in ordinary vehicles. When you can’t turn off your car alarm, however, this protective device becomes a real pain in the neck.

How would you feel if you were traveling down the road when suddenly your car alarm went off with a loud whoop whoop? When this woman’s car alarm started going off randomly, people assumed it was a siren and she was a cop. Well, at least it cleared traffic for her! 

It’s a Prank

Having a good day with your colleagues might be one of the finest parts of going to work. Depending on your working relationship, you and your coworkers may find it amusing to play practical jokes on one another from time to time.

That being said, it’s not fun to be the individual who felt they had lost their car in such a joke. Everyone’s worst nightmare is the thought of losing their car. If her colleagues were able to lift and move a vehicle, they must have been rather strong individuals!

The Shock of His Life

We’ve all had to deal with a frustrating situation involving our vehicles. Whether it’s an internal or external problem, dealing with these issues can range from straightforward to extremely frustrating. Fortunately for this man, there was a simple answer to his shocking issue.

Here’s a hot tip: Passengers in your car generally aren’t okay with being electrocuted. Of course, it would be wonderful if the passenger could operate some of the car’s features while sitting in the passenger seat, but we can’t see a single reason why their seat should be connected to any live wires. 

What an Angelic Voice

You’ve probably heard of Murphy’s law. Murphy’s law states that everything that can go wrong will. Of course, some people believe this more than others.

When someone is singing along to music in their car by themselves, nobody ever wants to have that moment disrupted. Unfortunately, a small rock flew up and damaged the windshield of this person who was singing along to themselves. What bad luck. Funnily enough, they were confident that Steven Tyler’s voice caused the crack, which would be amazing if it were true!

Parking Fail

There is no way of predicting when you will meet your soulmate. Most of our lives are dedicated to finding the one with whom we will be able to share the rest of our days. Awkward doesn’t automatically imply terrible, as we’ve learned through many disastrous dates over the years.

On his first date with the woman he now calls his wife, this guy made a complete mess of himself. In our society, males are expected to know how to fix vehicles and other mechanical devices, but that isn’t always the case. However, they make up for this by having a wide range of knowledge in other areas.

Everyone Hate Bugs

Bugs, insects, and spiders can cause a variety of reactions, depending on where you come from and what you’re used to. It’s not uncommon for these creatures to be non-poisonous, yet their mere existence is enough to frighten anyone.

We want to argue that this individual was incredibly irresponsible, but if we were in their place, we possibly would have responded in exactly the same way. Unfortunately, extreme circumstances inspire extreme reactions, and this is one of those situations. Fortunately, everyone is safe.

Repetitive Road Trip

Taking a road trip and being able to listen to your favorite music for hours on end is the ultimate thrill. However, you don’t want to lose your mind by listening to the same song over and over again while driving for an extended period.

Someone once got unlucky on a three-hour road trip. Before CD players and now Bluetooth became common, cars used to come equipped with tape players. Suffice to say that losing one’s mind due to an unresolved tape issue was as horrible as not having any transportation.

Don’t Drink and Drive

Drunk driving has no place in our society. It’s not just dangerous for you – it’s also dangerous for everyone else. People will look at you funny if you talk casually about someone you know doing this because it is such a taboo topic in our society.

It’s incredible how many things young toddlers don’t seem to grasp, and this can lead to some fairly dire outcomes. Using the word “drinking” with “driving” would seem fine for a kid who’s yet to learn that the two words create a whole new meaning when slapped together. 

For the First Time

There are usually adults around when you acquire your driver’s license to tell you that experience is the only thing that will make you a better driver. Because you were a novice, you had no choice but to go out and have your first taste of the open road.

First-time drivers should avoid heading to the Badlands with their families for an off-roading adventure. Perhaps a massive parking lot or anything simpler would have been preferable. Of course, we wouldn’t be able to resist going to a place called the Badlands either! 

Birds Aren’t Welcome

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you have a slew of options for customizing it to your tastes. In addition to the high price of a new automobile, these extras can add up to a lot of money, so it’s essential to consider how much you’ll use them.

To put it another way, if your sunroof is only suitable for one purpose – to let wayward birds crash into you and your passengers – you’ve got to question whether it was worth installing. The sunroof costs a lot, but the chuckles it brings are worth every penny.

Knock, Knock, Knock

In general, it’s a good idea to drive with precise movements to avoid dangers on the roads. While it may be bothersome to spend money to correct things, it is much better for you and other drivers if your car is operating properly.

Despite how funny this situation is, it could have ended in disaster. There’s nothing wrong with a good knock-knock joke once in a while, but ideally, you don’t want to bust them out while driving. Unfortunately, it seemed that this man had no other choice. We hope he had his car serviced soon after!

Driver of the Year

As soon as someone tells us we aren’t excellent at something or that we can’t accomplish something, there is a natural impulse to prove them wrong. Unfortunately, too many people have preconceived notions about a woman’s ability to drive, and it’s time to put an end to these stereotypes.

For some reason, it seems that something always comes along to prove you wrong whenever you try to make a point. So again, Murphy’s Law pokes its obnoxious head into the car window. When this woman’s mother isn’t knocking down other people’s bags, we’re sure she’s a wonderful driver.

Not Winter

Knowing what to look out for to ensure your safety while driving in certain places or routes is essential. In an emergency, you need quick reactions, and you don’t want anything getting in the way of that.

If you get struck in the face by ice pieces while driving along a highway, we would consider it an emergency scenario. This is certainly not the ideal circumstance to find yourself in when driving at 100 mph. At least she was able to figure out what happened!

Wild Encounters

For each location, there are specific types of animals and insects you are likely to encounter. Though some countries have very few wild animals and reptiles, others have a lot. Sometimes, these animals can be found right in your own backyard or the backseat of your car!

What do you do if you spot a snake coiled around your car mirror? It must have been terrifying for this person to suddenly realize they’d been driving for nearly an hour without realizing they had a very unusual passenger. 

Facing Consequences

What could be worse than running into someone you don’t want to see? There are various ways to deal with the problem, but if you choose ignorance over maturity, you must be prepared for the consequences.

Despite our best efforts, we can see ourselves doing something like this. The last thing we want to do is meet up with someone we don’t want to see, so we try to avoid it whenever possible. The only problem is that running away in a panic can sometimes leave you in an even more mortifying situation!

Mr. Potato Car

Remembering childhood can bring back plenty of wonderful memories. Of course, the most vivid memories are often those that weren’t so great for you at the time. Thankfully, when you become an adult and gain a little perspective, you’re often able to laugh at your embarrassing childhood moments.

Just because it seems crazy doesn’t mean the experience wasn’t enjoyable. Of course, having a car that opened normally might have been preferable for these guys, but that wouldn’t make for a very interesting story, would it?

Start Button

It’s thrilling to have a new car! Every time you step into it, you’re hit with that new car smell and the beautiful feeling of clean, sleek freshness. Just make sure you know everything there is to know about the vehicle before you get busy pressing buttons.

We’re baffled how this young lady managed to drive her automobile for a week before realizing there’s a start button. There are some newer vehicles with these buttons that still retain the ignition, so you can use it if you choose but ignore it if you’re not into it. We’re assuming her car was one of these models.

Not Interested

Many people judge others depending on the car they drive, despite the fact that it’s not really an accurate way to determine someone’s character. Unfortunately, some people will think you’re only as good as the car you drive, regardless of how well-dressed or well-mannered you happen to be.

When it comes to a first date, they say first impressions count, but at the very least, get to know the guy. Anyone can drive whatever they choose. He may have been the love of your life, but you didn’t give him a chance. The expectations some people have are a little too lofty.

Thank Goodness

There are numerous instances in life when you fear something is wrong, only to discover that everything works out for the best. Someone else’s health, your own, or even your home or car could be the source of your discomfort.

Thank goodness she took her dog out of the car when she believed she heard something strange. How many odd noises have you ignored in your vehicle because you didn’t know what to do about them? After reading this story, we don’t think we’ll ever be able to ignore a strange vehicular sound again! 

The Whale

Getting a driver’s license in high school is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The most important thing is that you can drive your buddies to the coolest place in town and boast about your newfound freedom, no matter what kind of vehicle you’re driving.

Many people think of Cadillacs as expensive, but we can tell you that certain models aren’t. If your Cadillac sounds like a whale, we recommend that you get it repaired since, despite how amusing it may be, it is probably unsafe.

Can’t Stand Winter

Everyone has fond memories of their first car, including both the happy times and the terrible ones. Others had to scrape together whatever savings they could muster to purchase a vehicle that would get them from point A to point B.

A new vehicle might have rescued this woman from a few wet rides. Although her Pinto wagon was a dependable companion, it could not keep the cold winter air and occasional puddles from making their way into the vehicle. 

So Little Space

The internet has made it possible to find practically anything these days. Since there are so many online forums where individuals sell their used goods, you don’t even have to buy anything new. Who knows what you’ll find when you dig!

A beer pong table isn’t necessarily wrong, but it’s a waste of time if you can’t move the thing out of your car to use it. Driving like that for weeks would have been funny, but it also would have been a little risky.

How Is This Possible?

It’s not always obvious what’s wrong with vehicles. For the past eight months, a rattling sound had been coming from the engine. Unless you’re a mechanic, however, you won’t have a clue whether it’s a serious issue or not. You certainly won’t be able to fix it.

When you look at this photo, you may find it challenging to decipher. If you haven’t figured it out yet, allow us to explain: the automobile is either in park or pulling up to park in front of those bins, yet the odometer reads 100 km/h (62 m/h). If you ask us how this is feasible, we don’t have an answer.

Splish Splash

If you’ve ever had a babysitter, you’ll know that they come with advantages and disadvantages. It can be an exciting time, filled with laughter and pleasure when they come over, but when it’s time to go to bed, they change into these terrible grownups who force you to sleep.

I think this girl knows more about babysitting cruelty than anybody else. Though we know it was all done in jest, we can only imagine how much she dreaded having to sit near the hole. After all, no one likes to be drenched by gross road water! 

Fixed It

When something breaks in your car, it is always preferable to take it to the shop and have it fixed professionally rather than risking a severe injury or worse. However, the cost of taking a car to the mechanic is high, so many people are forced to seek alternative solutions.

This is a unique technique to raise your front seat, but we’re unsure if we’d ever do it ourselves. This is a disaster in the making! Break suddenly, and any passengers in the car are at risk of being smashed in the head with a baseball bat.

Is That True?

Getting into a car accident is one of the most important things you must avoid when driving. If you ever find yourself in the middle of one, whether it was your fault or not, you must follow the proper protocol.

Returning to the parking lot after a hard day of studying to see your car in this state would be really upsetting. Isn’t it fantastic that we have surveillance footage to hold people to account when they run away from their rightful consequences? The culprit of this act claimed to have not noticed the crash. We have our doubts!

Just Turn Right

Your first vehicle was likely a beat-up old tin box with more issues than you could count on your fingers and toes. Nevertheless, there was something remarkable about all the unique flaws these cars had, even though they could sometimes be frustrating and humiliating.

Despite how adorable this car’s quirks may seem, it just doesn’t seem worth the effort. This wouldn’t be a problem if turning weren’t so essential to regular driving. However, turning will always be necessary for the owner of this car. We wonder how this woman figured out the bizarre constellation of actions needed to stop the horn from blasting.

Pull and Release

It seems as if anything can be repaired with ease these days. However, fixing a pricey item is not always so simple. When something goes wrong, many people don’t have the money to take their car to the mechanic and pay to have it fixed there.

Today, there are very few “pull and release” stories. However, in the past, it was not uncommon for people to devise their own solutions to windshield wiper repair issues when they occurred, like in the case of this woman’s mother!

Eight Mailboxes

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll avoid creating dramas with your neighbors. Having a good relationship with the people you live close to can give you a better quality of life. No matter how much noise you make or sugar you need, they’ll always have your back if you’re kind, generous, and thoughtful.

These poor, long-suffering homeowners have had their mailbox destroyed eight times. When you’re that eighth destructive driver, there’s little chance of receiving forgiveness. We’re amazed they keep setting their new mailboxes up in the same spot.