The steering knuckle may separate from the front strut assembly, resulting in the loss of steering control. This could result in an accident.
The fuel filler pipe may be susceptible to rupturing in a crash. This could result in a fuel leak and fire risk.
The inflator that deploys the driver's frontal air bag in the event of an accident may rupture and spray metal fragments onto vehicle occupants. This can increase risk of serious injury or death.
The inflator of the passenger frontal air bag may rupture upon air bag deployment. This can spray metallic debris in the passenger compartment, further injuring occupants in an accident.
The electrical portion of the ignition switch may overheat, which could result in a fire hazard.
The automatic transmission shift lever may become detached from the transmission, which could result in the driver not being able to shift gear positions. The shift lever indicator could also show an improper gear selected, resulting in a vehicle rolling away inadvertently.
Fuel may enter the fuel tank emissions system unintentionally, and may result in leakage of fuel to the ground. This can cause a fire hazard. Additionally, this condition may lead to the engine stalling.
A key front suspension component called a ball joint may corrode internally, resulting in possible separation from the vehicle. If the ball joint comes apart, loss of steering would occur.
When deployed in a crash, the driver's front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.
When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.