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When Chevrolet developed the Chevy Nova, they decided to market it heavily in Mexico, where the name translates as 'doesn’t go'. The car was later renamed Caribe, which means Caribbean.
Ford had a similar problem in Brazil when the Pinto flopped. The company found out that Pinto was Brazilian slang for tiny male genitals. Ford pried all the nameplates off and substituted Corcel, which means horse.