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.
The fuel delivery module may crack, resulting in a fuel leak. This would cause a fire hazard.
The driver's frontal air bag may not deploy full in a crash, resulting in increased risk of occupant injury.
The headlights may fail to operate because of a failure of the lighting control module. This can cause reduced visibility and increased risk of an accident.
The fuel tank could crack and leak fuel due to a malfunction in the system that controls fuel emissions. This can cause a fire hazard.
For vehicles that have had a replacement Ford remanufactured automatic transmission installed, the shift lever bolt may not be properly tightened. This can result in the shift lever disengaging from the transmission, making it impossible to know the proper gear selected, nor put the vehicle into park to secure it.
The electric power steering assist may shut down, causing difficulty steering and controlling the vehicle.
Loss of steering control could occur unexpectedly while driving.
The cooling system for the hybrid system may fail, resulting in loss of power and stalling of the vehicle.