6. 1968 Ford Mustang
Emergency flasher switch: "It is important to push switch ALL THE WAY IN or ALL THE WAY OUT. Positions part way may cause inadvertent operation of other accessories."
(Via Virgil Hilts at Thetruthaboutcars.com.)
7. 2002 Mini Cooper
(Mini released a printed version of its Unauthorized Owners Manual in 2002, which included the following.)
Page 2: "This manual is not intended to help you understand the operation and maintenance of your motor vehicle. Rather, it is meant to provide you with invaluable information that would, under normal driving conditions, take most car owners months to discover for themselves. Information that has been painstakingly gleaned from many hours of vehicle operation."
8. 2002 Mini Cooper
Page 12: Unconventional Use of Headlamps to Attract Attention. "Your MINI's halogen lights are integrated into the bonnet (hood). Subsequently, raising the bonnet raises the headlamps. A handy feature for attracting Luna moths, playing Romeo & Juliet, illuminating nighttime tailgate parties and locating sexy neighbor's treed kitty.
"In the event of being hopelessly stranded in the middle of nowhere, or just hopelessly bored at home, rake the night sky with your headlights using a Hollywood premiere sweeping motion and let the party (search or otherwise) find you."
9. 2009 Saab 9-3
Page 13: "Only one person per safety belt!"
This kind of limited thinking is probably why Saab went out of business.
10. 2013 Chevrolet Volt
Page 9-19: "It can be dangerous to leave the vehicle with the propulsion system running. It could overheat and catch fire. It is dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. Do not leave the vehicle when the propulsion system is running. If you have left the propulsion system running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure the vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, always set the parking brake and move the shift lever to P (Park). See Shifting Into Park on page 9-19."
All right, we got the message!