The drive belt that operates the power steering and alternator may slip or come off completely, resulting in hard steering and illumination of the charging system warning light. Loss of vehicle control due to hard steering or engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
The door of the lower storage compartment, in the center of the dashboard, may not stay closed in the event of a crash, increasing an increased risk of injury.
The power steering and AC belt may come off due to a damaged belt tensioner pulley. If the belt were to come off, power steering assist would be compromised.
The part of the front suspension that helps connect the wheel to the frame is called the lower control link. The lower control link has a weld that may crack, which may cause handling issues and loss of vehicle control.
Steering column and passenger air bag fasteners may not have been tightened correctly. The steering column may become loose, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the passenger air bag may not deploy as designed.
In some cases, it may be possible to move the shifter out of park with the ignition switch off. This could cause unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash.
A wiring problem may cause the low beam headlights or daytime running lights (DRL) not to function. Insufficient lighting could reduce visibility and increase the potential for a crash.
The front seat belt may not latch correctly. This could cause the seat belt not to function as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.