WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 218,019 Versa vehicles in the United States to fix a front suspension problem.
The company notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly leading to fractures.
Coil spring fractures may puncture the tire and increase the risk of a crash.
Nissan North America is expected to begin the recall of the affected cars, for model years 2007-12, by mid-November, NHTSA said.
In May, NHTSA launched a preliminary evaluation of about 130,000 Nissan Versa cars after receiving complaints about fractures in the front suspension coil spring.
The automaker was not immediately available for a comment.
Nissan was not aware of any incidents involving a crash, property damage, injury or fatality attributed to the suspension issue, The Detroit News reported.
The company will also recall 101,000 Versa vehicles in Canada related to the problem, the News added.