The control unit that operates the vehicle's anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control may fail to operate when needed while the vehicle is being driven. This could cause loss of vehicle control and an accident.
Fuel may leak from within the fuel tank into the evaporative emissions system, and then eventually externally out of the vehicle through an emissions component called a charcoal canister filter element. This would cause a fuel odor and a fire hazard.
The child locks on the rear doors may not remain securely engaged due to vibrations causing the mechanisms to unlock. This could allow the doors to be opened by a child unexpectedly, resulting in possible injury.
The fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head of the engine and leak fuel. This could cause a fire.
The federal vehicle certification label that lists tire pressures and vehicle weight capacity lists an incorrect rear axle weight limit. This could cause vehicle overloading which could cause vehicle damage and an accident.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may not be calibrated properly. As a result, the system may not properly notify drivers of a tire that has low air pressure, which could lead to unexpectedly driving on under-inflated tires. This could increase risk of tire failure and a crash.
The pin that secures the brake pedal may separate, resulting in the brake pedal becoming dislodged, and preventing the brakes from being applied. This would result in the increased risk of an accident.
A sensor under the body of the vehicle may allow water to entire its electrical connector, resulting in the potential of an electrical short. This could result in a fire.
The vehicle air bags may not deploy as proper during an accident, which would result in increased risk of occupant injury. This is due to possible corrosion and failure of the air bag control unit.
The inflator that deploys the driver's frontal air bag in the event of an accident may rupture and spray metal fragments onto vehicle occupants. This can increase risk of serious injury or death.