About that last photo of the handle...I wonder if it was built on a Monday or Friday?
Many years ago I used to drive off the assembly line at one of the Chrysler minivan plants. I ws the first person to start each van and drive it. I'd occasionally find some "interesting" faults that probably would not be safe to drive on the road.
For instance, when there was a problem up the line with the brake fluid fill machine the operator was supposed to attach a tag saying that there's no fluid. If he missed doing that there's another operator down the line who is supposed to attach a warning tag if the brake test failed. It didn't always happen or the tag fell off before it got down to me. I learned to start each van with my foot on the brake pedal so I would know before I even put it in gear if the brakes had any pressure.
Before I learned to do that safety step there were a couple of times when I took off, drove down to the next station where they did the roll test, stepped on the brake pedal and it did absolutely nothing. Fortunately, the emergency brake worked but for a second or two it was an "OH SH*T" moment.
There were also a couple of times when I started driving away and the steering wheel fell off in my hands. Ahh, the memories.
Things were fixed by the time each van got out the door but I guess I was one of the front line grunts who discovered some of the more serious problems through trial and error.