The engine may continue to run when the key or ignition on and off switch is turned to off.
The instrument panel cluster of instrumentation and warning lights may malfunction and stop working.
Fuel lines or the fuel tank could degrade due to prolonged exposure to elevated under body vehicle temperatures. This could create a fuel leak, which is a fire hazard. Additionally, fuel may leak on the parking brake cable seals, resulting in them also degrading, affecting proper parking brake operation. The vehicle could move unexpectedly when thought to be secure.
The electric power steering assist may shut down, causing difficulty steering and controlling the vehicle.
When deployed in a crash, the driver's front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.
When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.
A portion of the steering shaft may separate, causing a loss of steering control. This could result in an accident.
The steering gear motor mounting bolts may corrode and fail, causing power steering assist on the vehicle to be lost. This would cause extra effort steering the vehicle, and could result in loss of vehicle control.
The heat shields under the body of the vehicle may be loose or missing. This could cause degradation or melting of the fuel or vapor lines, resulting in a fire hazard.
The doors may be difficult to latch, and the latches may not fully secure the doors in the closed position. This could allow a door to open while the vehicle is in motion.