<VV> Mr. Nader DID mention Corvair's "impaling" steering column; Was: 25 worst cars of all time

wrsssatty at aol.com wrsssatty at aol.com
Sun Nov 27 12:40:11 EST 2016

 <I have read naders book and don't recall the the impaling steering column mentioned>

In Chapter 3 of "Unsafe At Any Speed", "The second collision: When man meets car", Ralph Nader did mention that the Corvair's steering shaft "was routinely driven backward and upward in even minor left front-end collisions."

Here's a link to an on-line posting of that chapter:


And here's a link to a news story from just last year involving a Corvair crash.  The photos dramatically demonstrate the issue with the steering column.


~Bill Stanley

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