Close

Recall 04V348000

Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning Does Not Work Properly

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

The system that monitors tires for proper air pressure may not function properly, failing to sound an audible signal when tires are low in pressure or flat. This can cause a lack of awareness of a dangerously low tire.

What Should You Do?

Mini notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 2004. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Suspension & Steering, July 12, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 12, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,193
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V348000
Component
TIRES
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLAT TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN CORRECTLY PROGRAMMED. IN THE EVENT OF A FLAT TIRE, AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL WILL NOT SOUND TO ALERT THE DRIVER TO A FLAT TIRE.
Consequence
DUE TO THE LACK OF AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL, THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE AWARE OF A FLAT TIRE, WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE'S SOFTWARE IN ORDER TO ACTUATE THE FLAT TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM'S AUDIBLE SIGNAL. THE RECALL BEGAN OCTOBER 13, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MINI CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 1-866-275-6464.
Notify
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Not your car? Find your recalls now:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration