Road Salt is Potentially Dangerous for Certain Hyundai Sedans
Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2011 Elantra and Sonata vehicles. In the affected sedans, road salt may corrode the front coil springs, resulting in a potential fracture. If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai is including almost 28,000 vehicles in the announcement.
The recalled models were originally sold in, or are currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front coil springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2015.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 671-3059.