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.
For vehicles modified with a Ricon wheelchair lift by Mobility Works, the wheelchair lift platform can crack and as a result separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle lift door. Additionally, the link arms of the lifts may have pivot holes that are too large, allowing the bearings to move out of position. Either concern would cause the platform to fall out of the vehicle when the door is opened. This would increase risk of injury.
The electronic stability control and anti-lock brake controls may fail to operate while driving, resulting in the possible loss of vehicle control.
The welded studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate if the air bags are deployed. This could result in the air bags moving out of position during deployment and cause increased risk of occupant injury.
The driver's frontal air bag may not inflate properly during deployment, resulting in possible increased risk of occupant injury.