The brakes may apply unexpectedly while driving, which can result in a loss of vehicle control.
The brake lights may stay illuminated when the brake pedal is released, which can prevent drivers from knowing if the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, the shift lever for the automatic transmission may be moved from the park position without depressing the brake pedal. This could cause the vehicle to roll unintentionally.
The warning light for the anti-lock brake system will not illuminate as intended when a failure of that system occurs. This can cause a lack of awareness of an anti-lock brake system failure, which can cause unexpected vehicle characteristics that could result in a crash.
In cold weather states where road salt is used during icy conditions, the front coil springs could corrode and break, resulting in possible contact with a tire and loss of vehicle control.