The fasteners that secure the drive shaft to the transmission and rear axle may loosen, resulting in the drive shaft separating and falling from the vehicle. This could cause the vehicle to stall and increase risk of an accident.
The front seat belts may be installed improperly. The right side belt may be located on the left side, and the left side on the right side. This can cause difficulty securing passengers safely.
The engine may stall when slowing down to a stop, such as when coming to a stop sign or traffic light. This could be misinterpreted as normal function of the "ECO-Start" function which shuts down the engine when stopping to save on fuel consumption. Stalling of the engine without restart would lead to possible loss of vehicle control.
The rubber seal that goes around the engine compartment and fastens to the bulkhead may come loose, and could fall into the engine compartment. This could cause a risk of fire.
Engine oil may leak from the timing chain tensioner gasket area. This can cause risk of a fire, as well as leave hazardous oil on the road.
The tail lights may not light up on the sides, which fails to comply with federal safety standards. It may be difficult for other drivers to see the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
The engine may stall due to the fuel delivery module failing to operate. This can occur due to some wiring being pinched at the fuel tank, cutting off power to the module. Additionally, fuel may leak because the fuel delivery module may be improperly secured to the fuel tank.
A rubber seal under the hood at the back of the engine bay may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened, and then fall into the engine bay when closed. This can result in the rubber seal contacting hot exhaust parts, and result in a fire.
The headlights may be accidentally aimed improperly because adjustment mechanisms are inadvertently exposed and able to be changed when they should not be. This could cause the lights to distract other drivers, or cause a lack of visibility, both resulting in risk of an accident.
A part called an abutting wedge may have not been installed properly. This part makes door opening easier in the event of a severe frontal collision. Without this being installed properly, the doors may be difficult to open following an accident.