The fabric of the side curtain air bag may tear upon deployment, resulting in a lack of proper protection for vehicle occupants. This would increase risk of injury.
The vehicle was manufactured without a proper combination of inside and outside mirrors. Vehicles are required to have an inside rear view mirror or both left and right hand side flat exterior review mirrors. Some may have been equipped without an inside mirror and with a right side convex mirror. This could impede rear visibility and result in a crash.
During certain driving conditions, the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) may activate a testing mode. If a crash were to occur during this mode, the frontal airbags and seat belt pretensioners would not deploy, increasing risk of injury to driver and front passengers.
The windshield wiper system may stop working due to corrosion building up within the joints of the wiper module. This can result in reduced visibility and a crash.
The driver's front seat belt tensioner cable may separate as a result of being repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle. This can result in the driver not being properly secure in an accident, increasing risk of injury.
The passenger frontal air bag may be disabled, and additional damage may occur causing a short in the air bag system, resulting in the loss of all air bag and seat belt pretensioner functionality. This is due to air bag system wiring becoming damaged by the passenger front seat frame. Air bags and seat belt pretenionsers that fail to operate can increase risk of occupant injury in a crash.
The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition switch without the vehicle's transmission being shifted to the park position, which could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly as occupants exit the vehicle. This would increase risk of injury.
The headlight assemblies installed with the vehicles may not have proper markings to aid in properly aiming the lights in the proper direction. This could cause reduced night time visibility and could lead to an accident.
The tire placard on the body of the vehicle may list an improper tire size and tire inflation pressure for the vehicle on it. This could lead to the improper tire being mounted onto the vehicle, or improper inflation pressure used, which could lead to an accident.
The audible chime that alerts a driver that seat belts are not fastened or that the key is still in the ignition when the vehicle is off may not sound. This could result in unprotected occupants in an accident or the key being left in the vehicle inadvertently.