The Electronic Stability Control system may not operate, which could allow the vehicle to lose control in adverse driving conditions. This could result in an accident. Additionally, the electronic parking brake may not function.
The electric power steering assist may shut down due to a software error. This would increase steering effort and increase 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.