The front tire could deflate due to a broken front coil spring contacting the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suspension — Front — Springs — Coil Springs

Date Announced
MAY 06, 1998
Vehicles Affected
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Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the states of New York, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Indiana, New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. The front coil springs can fracture as a result of corrosion in combination with small cracks in the springs.
Dealers will install a spring catcher bracket which will prevent a fractured spring from contacting a tire.
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