The front driveshaft bolts may loosen, allowing the driveshaft to separate from the vehicle. This would cause loss of acceleration and moving power, and could result in a crash.
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 engine may stall unexpectedly, due to the intermittent failure of the crankshaft or camshaft sensor on the engine. This could result in an accident.
The brake warning light in the instrument cluster does not light up as it should when the key is first turned on. Because of this, the driver may not be able to confirm that the brake light will come on when it should, when a brake concern occurs or when the parking brake is engaged. This could increase risk of a crash.
The crossover tube of the fuel rail in the engine compartment may leak fuel. This would create a fire hazard.
The windshield wipers may stop working due to an electrical issue within the washer pump. This could cause reduced driver visibility and result in a crash.
The 220 amp alternator may fail suddenly while driving the vehicle. This would cause the vehicle to eventually stall from a lack of available electrical power. This could cause an accident. Additionally, the alternator failure could cause a fire.
The occupant restraint control (OCR) module may malfunction and prevent deployment and proper operation of safety restraint devices such as the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners and side air bags in the event of an accident. This could increase risk of injury.
A hydraulic pump within the transmission could seize and fail, causing the transmission to stop functioning. This would prevent the vehicle from moving, and could result in an accident.
When the passenger front air bag is deployed in an accident as needed, it may strike the passenger sun visor. This can cause the visor to be propelled rearward, resulting in increased risk of occupant injry.