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Mini Cooper S Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 14 Mini Cooper S recalls between 2002 and 2016. Learn if your Mini Cooper S is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 31, 2017

The inner bumper mounted brake light does not stay lit with the brakes applied and the turn signals activated. This could present a safety issue by possibly confusing drivers about the brakes being applied increasing risk of an accident.

Recall repairs on your MINI vehicle must be performed by a MINI dealership. MINI will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local MINI dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 9, 2015

The front passenger seat cushion which contains a sensor that determines if there is an adult sitting in the seat may malfunction, and cause the passenger frontal air bag to be deactivated or activated for use at inappropriate times. This could cause increased risk of injury during a crash.

Recalls on your Mini must be performed by a Mini dealership. Mini will notify owners of affected vehicles in December, 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mini dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 15, 2015

The power steering system may fail, resulting in extra effort required to steer the vehicle, and possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalls on your Mini must be performed by a Mini dealership. Mini will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mini dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 7, 2015

The passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in a low speed crash, resulting in possible occupant injury.

Recalls on your BMW or Mini vehicle must be performed by a BMW or Mini dealership, respectively. BMW will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in November 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW or Mini dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 17, 2015

Certain requirements for vehicle side impact protection were not met when the vehicle was manufactured.  As a result, the rear seat passengers are at risk of injury from a side impact to the vehicle. 

Recalls on your Mini vehicle must be performed by a Mini dealership. Mini notified owners of affected vehicles in September, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mini dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 6, 2015

The passenger seat occupant sensor can malfunction, preventing the passenger side front air bag from deploying in a crash.

Mini will contact owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2015. Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 15, 2014

The transmission may have been programmed erroneously to allow the driver to exit the vehicle when it is not shifted to park. This could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, resulting in injury or an accident.

Recalls on your Mini must be performed by a Mini dealership. Mini began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in February, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mini dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 10, 2012

The circuit board for the auxiliary water pump may fail and overheat. As a result, it could smolder and/or catch fire.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during February 2012. If a burning smell is noted from under the hood, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 4, 2010

The tire pressure label information may be incorrect. Improperly inflated tires can affect tire durability and vehicle stability, increasing the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. Tires can fail with out warning due to incorrect tire pressure. If you receive a new tire pressure label in the mail, please follow the instillation instructions. Contact your Mini dealer if you are unsure of the status of your tire pressure label. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 30, 2009

Twelve Mini Cooper vehicles were delivered with the incorrect wheel and tire size; they do not match the tire label on the door frame. This does not conform with with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regarding tires and wheels.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; it is important to have the correct wheels and tires on the vehicle. Please contact your Mini dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.