The passenger front seat cushion which contains a sensor that detects a passenger sitting in it may malfunction and cause the passenger frontal air bag to not operate as designed. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion free of charge to resolve the concern.
Mini Cooper S Recalls
The power steering assist may stop functioning either temporarily or permanently. Dealers will inspect the electro-hydraulic power steering system and replace components and wiring as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The occupant detection mat sensor can malfunction, preventing the passenger side front air bag from deploying in a crash. Mini will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat free of charge to correct the concern.
The electrical circuit board in the auxiliary water pump can malfunction and overheat. The circuit board may smolder, which could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump to correct this concern.
The incorrect tire pressure label may have been installed during assembly. Some vehicles were equipped with 17-inch wheels, but the label is for 16-inch wheels; inflation pressure may also be incorrect. Tire durability and vehicle stability can be affected by incorrect tires or tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will mail customers the correct tire pressure labels, or they will install the correct label if you prefer. This recall is scheduled to begin by Match 4, 2010.
Twelve Mini Cooper vehicles were assembled with 15-inch wheels instead of 16-inch wheels and tires as indicated on the tire frame label on the door frame. This does not conform with with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regarding tires and wheels. Dealers will replace the 15-inch wheels and tires with the-16 inch wheels and tires free of charge. The recall began May, 2009.
The tailpipe extension protrudes slightly past the rear bumper. Inadvertent contact with the tailpipe extension could occur. If the extension were hot, a burn could result. Dealers will replace the tailpipe extension with a shorter one to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during January of 2009.
The tire pressure monitoring system may not sound an audible alarm to the driver when a tire is low in air. Dealers will reprogram vehicle software to actuate the necessary signal free of charge to resolve the concern.
The lower mounting screws for the rear struts may fracture and cause the rear struts to loosen, and other mountings to weaken and also fail. Dealers will replace the lower screw connection of the rear struts free of charge to resolve the concern.