A system overheating condition may cause the hybrid control module to shut off the engine. This would increase risk of a crash.
The direct adaptive steering system may malfunction, resulting in an error at vehicle start up which alters the vehicle steering responsiveness and turning radius. This could result in increased risk of 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 passenger frontal air bag may fail to deploy in an accident. This can occur due to the passenger seat occupant classification system not being properly calibrated, and may not detect a passenger present in the seat as appropriate. This would increase risk of occupant injury in an accident.
A malfunction may occur in the occupant classification system, which determines if an adult is seated in the passenger front seat. If this occurs, the passenger front air bag may not deploy as needed in a crash, resulting in occupant injury.
Steering in some vehicles may be affected by a problem in the steering column creating additional play in the steering wheel and/or a loss of steering control.
The hood may open unexpectedly while driving.
The vehicle's front wheel hub assemblies may not be tightened properly, resulting in reduced braking performance and steering control. This could lead to an accident.
A fuel leak may develop at the fuel pressure sensor.
Certain vehicles are being recalled because the passenger airbag inflator may rupture upon deployment. Vehicle occupants could be struck by metal fragments resulting in personal injury.