The warning that alerts the driver that the brake fluid is low may not work properly. This could result in operation of the vehicle with low brake fluid, which can decrease braking performance and result in a crash.
The parking brake cable may disengage from the parking brake foot operated mechanism, causing the vehicle to not be stable when parked. If the parking brake is engaged and the cable disengages, the vehicle may roll, causing injury.
The passenger air bag assembly may partially inflate without warning, without being triggered by an accident. This could increase risk of injury.
The rear suspension arms that support proper wheel direction adjustment and rear alignment adjustment may have lock nuts that are not properly secured. This can result in the arms failing and loss of vehicle control, which can lead to a crash.
The accessory add on exhaust tips added prior to vehicle sale may protrude from the bumper area, burning someone walking by or standing behind the vehicle.
The mechanisms that inflate the side curtain air bags may have a crack develop, resulting in one or both portions of the inflator ejecting into the passener compartment. This could cause increased risk of occupant injury.
After installing accessories, the vehicle load carrying capacity may be incorrect on the vehicle certification label. This could result in overloading the vehicle inadvertently, resulting in a crash.
For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements in the front seats may short circuit if they are damaged by the seat cushion being compressed over time. This could result in a fire hazard.
The front strut mounting bearings in the front suspension may be damaged when impacting large bumps in the road. This can cause loss of vehicle control.
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.