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Recall 15V660000

Power Steering Fails

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Suspension & Steering, October 15, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 15, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
EA11005
Potential Number of Units Affected
86,018
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V660000
Component
STEERING
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles and 2005 Cooper and Cooper S Convertible vehicles. The affected vehicles may experience temporary or permanent loss of the electro-hydraulic steering assistance.
Consequence
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, potentially iincreasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
MINI will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the electro-hydraulic power steering system, replacing the components and wiring, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 1, 2015. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.
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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