The transmission of the vehicle may suddenly shift to neutral while driving because of a loose electrical ground cable. This could cause loss of vehicle control and an accident.
The air bags mounted in the sides of the front seats may not deploy when needed in an accident due to a failure of the igniters within the air bag assemblies. This would increase risk of occupant injury in a crash.
The components of the safety restraint systems of the vehicle including the air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners and head restraints may not function properly in an accident, leaving occupants of the vehicle exposed to increased risk of injury.
The fuel pump mounted inside the fuel tank may have wire contacts not sufficiently crimped. This could result in a fuel leak and vehicle stalling condition. This could increase risk of a fire hazard and crash.
The electronic power steering control unit may have electrical contacts that may not have been welded properly. This could cause a fire hazard.
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may not be welded properly and may separate when the air bag deploys in an accident. This would cause metal to strike vehicle occupants, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.
The bolts to the rear sub-frame may loosen from being reused instead of being replaced during the performing of a previous service action. This could cause the rear suspension to be unstable, affecting driving handling and control. This could result in a crash.
The drive shaft that propels engine power to the rear wheels could fracture due to a manufacturing flaw. This could allow the vehicle to roll when parked, and would fail to power the rear wheels while driving, which could cause an accident.
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
The child restraint lower anchor bars used to secure child restraint seats may become damaged using the European ISOFIX-type rigid style connector system. This could increase risk of occupant injury.