The affected vehicles may experience front coil spring corrosion from road salt, causing the coil spring to fracture and make contact with the tire. If the front coil spring fractures due to corrosion it could cause the coil spring to make contact with the tire, possibly puncturing the tire and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
The recall includes about 225,000 model year 2001-2006 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from March 31, 2000, through February 15, 2006, that are registered and operated, or which were originally sold and registered, in the following 20 "salt belt" states and the District of Columbia: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Car dealerships nationwide.
What To Do:
Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the coil spring. For more information, call Hyundai customer service at (800) 633-5151.
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