BMW to recall 91,800 Mini Coopers in US over air bag flaw1 min read . Updated: 19 Apr 2015, 09:32 PM IST
The issue involves an occupant detection mat sensor on the front passenger side of the cars that might not function properly
New York: BMW of North America Llc will recall about 91,800 Mini Coopers in the US to fix a flaw with the floor mat that may prevent the passenger air bag from deploying, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall, posted on NHTSA’s website on Saturday, affects about 59,270 Mini Cooper and Cooper S models manufactured from January 2005 to November 2006, and about 32,530 Mini Cooper convertibles and Cooper S convertibles produced between January 2005 and July 2008.
The issue, according to the safety recall report, involves an occupant detection mat sensor on the front passenger side of the vehicles that might not function properly. In the event of a severe crash, the report says, the front passenger air bag may not activate even when the seat is occupied.
The part is manufactured by Johnson Controls GmbH of Burscheid, Germany, a unit of Johnson Controls Inc. BMW of North America is a unit of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. Bloomberg