The brake system may not stop the vehicle effectively, or may operate erratically during events which trigger the anti-lock brake system or vehicle dynamic control system. This can cause extended stopping distances or loss of vehicle control, resulting in an accident.
The wiring harness to the starter motor may have been improperly installed, resulting in the starter harness terminal to contact a heat shield. This could cause an electrical short and a risk of fire.
The engine may stall without warning due to failure of the fuel pump. This would result in the increased risk of a crash.
The brakes may require extra effort to slow down and stop the vehicle due to a failure of a brake relay. This can cause longer stopping distance and risk an accident.
The hood may open while driving the vehicle, resulting in the loss of visibility and increasing risk of a crash.
The shift lever may be moved from park without depressing the brake pedal. This can cause a safety concern, as the vehicle could unexpectedly be out of the park gear and begin rolling.
The bolts that secure the front brake calipers may not be tightened properly. This may result in loss of braking ability.
A malfunction may occur in the occupant classification system, which determines if an adult is seated in the passenger front seat. If this occurs, the passenger front air bag may not deploy as needed in a crash, resulting in occupant injury.
The front coil springs may corrode and fracture when exposed to road salt in cold weather states that use it. If a spring breaks, it may contact the tire and cause tire failure resulting in loss of vehicle control.
The center console has a trim piece that the driver's shoe and foot can get caught on, causing a possible delay in controlling the vehicle's acceleration or braking.