Yes, we want to know what the worst engineered factory junk pile you ever had was.
Warranty claims can really vary. Sometimes you get something that has been recalled and those are probably the easiest. Drop it off, pick it up “fixed” (to the satisfaction of the lawyers who whittled down the cost of the repairs). Sometimes you just get the bad apple of the bunch and suffer through it. There are a million and one ways to play this game.
When I was a kid, my parents bought a brand new 1986 Taurus. The spaceship looking car was the hit of the neighborhood and looked like nothing else on the road. While this does not qualify as a warranty nightmare, the Taurus had a fresh engine and transmission in it by the end of the second year my parents owned it. To be fair, they had the thing an additional decade after that, so it was a pretty good family truckster for the Lohnes clan.
I remember my dad having to take a warranty claim all the way to some sort of appeals board at some point with a pickup truck that he had. That was about as protracted a battle as I’d ever seen him fight.
We know that there are warranty horror stories out there. Yes, we went full Vega with the lead photos here because that aluminum engine was one of the biggest gaffes that any car company has EVER had. Diesel to gas engine swaps at the deal from GM, Chrysler transmission issues? What’s your story?