Problem: Loose Suspension Bolts
Units Recalled: 5.8 million
In 1981, GM recalled 5.8 million vehicles due to loose suspension bolts that led to steering malfunctions, including the inability to steer the car.
GM offered to replace the bolts in the El Camino, Malibu, Monte Carlo, Cutlass and other models.
(Sources: U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Reuters)