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Recall 17V222000

Brake Lighst Do Not Illuminate When Turn Signals In Use

Recall Details

The brake lights mounted on the inner bumper may not stay lit with the turn signals active. Dealers will reprogram the vehicle to correct the brake lighting free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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.

What Should You Do?

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.

Electrical & Lights, March 31, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 31, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,883
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V222000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW Clubman vehicles. When the affected vehicles are braking and the turn signals are on, the inner, bumper-mounted, brake light will go out. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence
If the brake light does not illuminate when a turn signal is activated, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MINI will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle to correct the brake lighting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 22, 2017. 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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