The 220 amp alternator may fail suddenly while driving the vehicle. This would cause the vehicle to eventually stall from a lack of available electrical power. This could cause an accident. Additionally, the alternator failure could cause a fire.
A part of the front steering and suspension system may fracture and separate from the vehicle frame, resulting in reduced steering response. This could result in loss of vehicle control and cause an accident.
The shaft coming from the transfer case may fracture due to a manufacturing issue. This would cause loss of power, and increase risk of a crash, as well as possibly cause the vehicle to roll away when thought to be secure in a parked p
The front axle half shafts may fracture and separate from the vehicle. This could cause damage under the vehicle and leave road debris that could increase the risk of a crash.
The brake lights of a trailer may not operate as designed when hooked up to the harness of the vehicle due to a software failure of the lighting control module. This could increase risk of a crash.
The power steering system may stop functioning because of a short circuit in the electric power steering (EPS) control circuit board. This would increase risk of a crash.
The heat shield equipped to protect the spare tire may be missing, allowing the spare tire to be damaged from heat coming from the near by exhaust system. This could result in tire failure when the spare tire is installed for use.
The rear axle shafts may not have been properly heat treated, resulting in them being susceptible to fracturing. This could cause the wheel to separate from the vehicle, resulting in a crash.
For vehicles equipped with the 6.7 liter Cummins Diesel engine, a short circuit that develops within the engine control module (ECM) may cause the engine to stall unexpectedly. This increases the risk of loss of vehicle control and an accident.
The brackets that secure the front track bar to the frame in the front steering and suspension may break, causing difficulty steering and controlling the vehicle.