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Recall 07V533000

Tire Placard Lists Improper Tire Information

Recall Details

The tire placard may list the improper tire sizes and tire air pressure for the vehicle. Owners will be provided a corrected label to install on their vehicle on their own, or a dealership can help install it free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The tire placard that is located on the body of the vehicle lists improper tires size and air pressure for the vehicle as equipped. This can lead to premature tire wear and risk of an accident if improper tires or inflation pressures are utilized in error.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mini must be performed by a Mini dealership. Mini began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in late 2007. 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.

Suspension & Steering, November 20, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 20, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
320
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V533000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
CERTAIN CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, 'TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.' THE STANDARD REQUIRES THAT THE TIRE SIZE AND CORRESPONDING TIRE PRESSURE BE INDICATED ON THE LABEL AND THE LABEL DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO THE ACTUAL TIRES MOUNTED ON THE VEHICLE.
Consequence
INCORRECT TIRE PRESSURE CAN CAUSE PREMATURE WEAR AND TIRE DAMAGE WHICH COULD LEAD TO UNFAVORABLE DRIVING CONDITIONS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH NEW TIRE INFORMATION PLACARDS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. AT THE CUSTOMER'S OPTION, A DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 16, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MINI AT 1-866-275-6464.
Notify
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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