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.
Oil supply lines to the turbocharger in the engine compartment may leak engine oil. This could allow oil to leak onto hot engine components, creating a fire hazard.
If the vehicle is involved in an accident, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pre-tensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail. If this happens, the seat belts may not properly restrain the front seat occupants. This would lead to increased risk of injury.
The left rear seat back has pivot pins that allow the seat to be folded down. These pins may not have been welded properly, which could allow the seat back to separate in an accident. This could allow stored luggage and cargo to enter the passenger compartment and possibly injure passengers.
The fuel delivery module may crack, resulting in a fuel leak. This would cause a fire hazard.
A hose that attaches to the engine oil cooler may detach and leak engine oil. This can cause a fire hazard. This can additionally cause the engine to lose oil pressure, and cause the engine to fail. Engine failure could result in an accident.
The anti lock braking system and electronic stability control system may malfunction, resulting in the engine not losing power as necessary during an event when loss of vehicle control is activating these systems. Additionally, necessary warning lights detecting this malfunction may not illuminate. This could result in a loss of vehicle control.
For vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the hatchback may be able to be released with only a single press of the interior latch release button. This does not comply with federal requirements that require multiple touches of the release button to open the hatchback, in an effort to prevent unintended opening. This would increase risk of injury.
The panoramic sunroof panel may detach from the vehicle while driving, due to a failure of bonding with the vehicle. This could cause a road hazard and possibly injury.
The door latches of the vehicle may not properly secure the doors in the closed position. If the door is not secure it may open while driving, resulting in possible occupant injury.