WASHINGTON – Nissan North America is recalling 218,019 2007-’12 Nissan Versa sedans in the U.S. because road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash,” said NHTSA in its recall summary.
There are no injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall, according to Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger.
This is a regional recall.
It affects cars sold or ever registered in “salt-belt states,” including Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
Nissan dealers will replace both front coil springs. The recall is expected to begin by mid-November. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Edmunds says: Owners of these cars should schedule a service appointment with their dealer once they receive an official recall notice. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.