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Recall 14V619000

Spare Tire

Recall Details

A non self-locking nut may have been used to secure the spare wheel under the car. If this is the case, vibration from driving can cause the nut to loosen allowing the wheel to fall off. The wheel would become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the nut securing the spare wheel with a self-locking nut to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The spare tire could fall from under the vehicle unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your BMW dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., October 03, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 03, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,805
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V619000
Component
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door vehicles manufactured January 7, 2014, to July 21, 2014. The spare wheel may have been attached under the car with a nut that is not self-locking.
Consequence
Vibrations from driving may cause the nut to loosen, allowing the wheel to separate from the car. If the spare wheel separates from the vehicle, it could become a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spare wheel securing nut with a self-locking nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2014. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-275-6464.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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