2001-'06 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalled for Front Coil Spring Corrosion | Edmunds

2001-'06 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalled for Front Coil Spring Corrosion


Just the Facts:
  • Hyundai is recalling 225,000 2001-'06 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs because the affected vehicles may experience front coil spring corrosion from road salt.
  • There have been no reported accidents or injuries linked to the recall, the automaker told federal safety regulators.
  • The recall is expected to begin by the end of September.

WASHINGTON — Hyundai is recalling 225,000 2001-'06 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs because the affected vehicles may experience front coil spring corrosion from road salt, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"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," NHTSA said in its summary of the problem.

There have been no reported accidents or injuries linked to the recall, the automaker told federal safety regulators.

Hyundai has received approximately 1,200 warranty claims regarding corrosion of the coil spring, approximately 90 of which have additionally alleged contact with the tire. The automaker said 94 percent of the warranty claims have been reported from dealers in the salt-belt states.

The affected Santa Fes were built from March 31, 2000 through February 15, 2006.

Hyundai dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the coil spring. The recall is expected to begin by the end of September. Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Edmunds says: It will take several weeks for this recall to begin. If you are experiencing a problem with your Hyundai Santa Fe in the meantime, take it into your dealership.

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