The accelerator pedal may become stuck in the partially open position. A stuck accelerator can result in unintended vehicle speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
The accelerator pedal may become stuck under an unsecured or incorrect floor mat. This may cause the throttle to become stuck in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash.
A fuel leak may develop from the engine area, increasing the risk of a fire. A fuel smell may or may not be noticed.
The performance of the braking system may deteriorate over time due to a brake fluid leak into the brake booster.
In the event of severe impact to the front wheels, a snap ring on the steering shaft could become disengaged. If this occurs, over time the steering shaft may become disconnected, resulting in loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.
It was determined during vehicle crash testing that fuel leakage after a crash exceeded acceptable limits.
A problem with the steering control system may allow the steering wheel to become off-center after the driver has fully turned the wheel in one direction. If this happens while driving, the risk of a crash is increased.
When the vehicle is driven through a sharp turn at high speed, a software problem with the salability control system coud allow a skid to occur when it should not.
The way the brake pedal feels when slowing or stopping the car may be inconsistent. This may make the car brake slower than expected.