A whirring or whining noise may develop from the transmission. This could lead to failure of the right intermediate drive shaft, which can cause a loss of engine power to the drive wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.
The shifter may move into the "Park" position when the transmission is not actually in "Park." If the vehicle is left in this condition without the parking brake engaged, the vehicle could roll away or crash, potentially injuring someone.
The brake calipers that slow the rear wheels of the vehicle may not be manufactured properly and as a result may leak. This could cause loss or weakening of brake function.
An electrical short circuit in the front and/or rear door could result in an electrical fire.
The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting numerous vehicle systems, many of which can increase the risk of a crash if they fail.
A problem with the fuel pump may cause hard starting or engine hesitation. Unusually severe hesitation or other impairment could expose the driver to the risk of a crash.
On vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, the wiring to the brake light switch may become damaged, resulting in loss of brake light operation, engine stalling, or a no start condition.
The automatic locking function of the rear seat belts may not function.