A problem in the electrical system may cause the drivers' frontal air bag and/or the roof-mounted side impact air bag to deploy when the key is turned to the "on" position. A person may be injured if the air bag deploys without warning.
In temperatures between -22 and -40 degrees F, and if one of the accelerator pedal return springs breaks, the engine may not return to idle as quickly as required. If this were to happen, more braking effort may be needed to stop the vehicle.
Under certain conditions, the shift indicator located in the instrument panel cluster may not illuminate. As a result, the driver may not know which gear the vehicle is in. The vehicle may move in an unintended direction, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
On certain vehicles, the rear brake lines may be too close to the exhaust, which could heat the lines and cause the brake fluid to boil. If the brake fluid boils, effectiveness of the rear brakes would be reduced and a crash could occur.
The control arm may separate from the steering knuckle, causing the vehicle to drop at that corner. In extreme situations, the wheel may separate completely from the vehicle. Either condition would impair handling and increase the chances of a crash.
A problem with the hydro-boost system may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking.
The braking system may delay responding to the driver pressing the brake pedal by over a second. This can cause increased braking distance and risk an accident.