In areas where the roads are heavily salted during the winter, rust may occur in the front lower suspension or suspension coil spring. There are three separate recalls for road salt damage to the coil spring and/or control arm on 1995-1997 vehicles. Not all recalls may apply to all models so check with your local dealer to see if your vehicle is included. Our technicians remind us that if recall repairs are not completed to your satisfaction you should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For more information on these recalls please click here»
Road salt may cause rust in lower suspension/coil spring on Hyundai Accent
Average mileage: 75,000 (75,000–75,000)
19 people reported this problem
the front driver side coil and spring (im not sure of the proper mechanical term for it), which seems to be the most popular problem with the vehicle has broken. i brought it to a hyundai dealership in trenton nj on olden ave for recall. They got back to me and said that my problem doesn't coincide with the recall stated by hyundai manufacturers. Their reason was the rust on my accent's front control arm or whatever it is has rust on the outside and not on the inside of the part, therefor they could not fix it for free... which personally i think is a bunch of bullshit! how can u put a recall out on a car which is an expensive and valuable piece of equipment and say you cant fix it for a stupid reason like that!!?
2002 Hyundai Accent 75,000 mi, Visitor
the horizontal bolt on front of the control arm has a snapped head and the bushing around the same bolt frozen to the bolt shaft! The passenger side has a frozen bushing and a broken weld on the hidden bolt inside the frame! Rust and corrosion issue 100% here in NY. WOW!