MINI COOPER S 2015: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Make : MINI Model : COOPER S Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2014-03-28 - 2015-06-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V739000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-12-28 Date Received by ODI: 2015-11-09 Date Added to Database: 2015-11-09
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 38
Summary:
      BMW of North America, LLC "BMW" is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 door vehicles manufactured February 25, 2014, to May 16, 2015, 2014-2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 door vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to May 9, 2015, 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 door vehicles manufactured October 17, 2014, to June 2, 2015, and 2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 door vehicles manufactured November 24, 2014, to June 11, 2015. During a service appointment, the affected vehicles received replacement front passenger seat cushions "which contain integral Capacitive Interior Sensing "CIS" functions". The CIS functions may have been incorrectly calibrated, and if so, would cause impaired occupant classification and thus inappropriate air bag activation/deactivation.
Consequence:
      Inappropriate air bag activation/deactivation can increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
      MINI will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front passenger seat cushion, free of charge. The recall began on December 28, 2015. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525 .
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.