I can, on my own, determine which malfunctioning systems are OK to fly with, and which are not?
Pain produced by a malfunctioning nerve can be extremely severe.
For example, research has shown that most carbon-monoxide alarm incidents are triggered by a malfunctioning furnace.
Don't throw bad money into a company whose tailpipe is malfunctioning, causing a strange odor to fill the car.
Obamacare is a fact— a malfunctioning fact, like so much of the rest of the American healthcare system, yet a fact all the same.
It happens every election: mysterious fliers, robocalls, malfunctioning machines that deny blacks the right to vote.
malfunction mal·func·tion (māl-fŭngk'shən)
v. mal·func·tioned, mal·func·tion·ing, mal·func·tions
To fail to function.
To function improperly.
Failure to function.
Faulty or abnormal functioning.