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.
The engine may develop a knocking noise and could fail due to a manufacturing process allowing excessive metallic debris to remain after the crankshaft of the engine was manufactured and installed. This could result in the engine stopping and stalling, resulting in potential of a crash.
The brake light switch may fail resulting in the brake lights not functioning when the brakes are applied. This can also result in the shift lock not allowing release of the shifter from park, and the cruise control from deactivating when depressing the brake.
The passenger front seat belt may not latch securely, resulting in a passenger not being securely fastened into the vehicle seat.
The passenger side air bag may not deactivate when a child seat is in the passenger front seat. This could cause the air bag to deploy in an accident, potentially injuring a child in the seat.
The loss of power steering assist may occur unexpectedly due to an electronic control system unit failure.
The gear selected by the driver when shifting the transmission shift lever may not show properly in the instrument panel. This can cause the vehicle to move in an unintended direction when driving.
The vehicle may unexpectedly stop moving while driving or roll away when parked.
The brake lights may not work as expected.