WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor America is recalling 27,700 2011 Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata cars to fix a potential suspension problem in salt-belt states, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"Road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash."
Vehicles that were previously registered in salt-belt states but are currently registered elsewhere are eligible to be inspected and repaired.
There have been no accidents or injuries, or reports of significant loss of vehicle stability or control, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.
The affected Elantras were built from November 12, 2010 to March 31, 2011. The affected Sonatas were built from December 11, 2009 to February 28, 2010.
Edmunds says: Owners of these cars should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.