MINI Recalls 35,000 Cars to Bolster Side Crash Resistance

News | July 30th, 2015 by 5
MINI Augmented Vision IMAGES 17 750x500

MINI is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection. This includes 15,653 examples of the 2014-2015 …

MINI is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection. This includes 15,653 examples of the 2014-2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop, 14,782 units of the 2014-2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop, and 21 of the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop. Those with production dates between December 2013 and March 2015 are affected. An additional 4,130 MINI hatchbacks are being recalled in Canada.

The issue was discovered during a recent NHTSA-conducted side impact crash test, according to documents posted on NHTSA’s website. According to NHTSA, the agency tested a 2015 Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop on July 1 and 2, but the S didn’t meet one of the impact requirements.

2015 mini john cooper works images 1900x1200 18 750x500

In affected vehicles, rear-seat passengers could be at a higher risk of injury after a severe side impact, NHTSA said. To remedy this issue, additional energy absorption material will be installed between the rear interior side panels and the body of the vehicle. BMW is not aware of any injuries linked to this issue.

The campaign to fix them will begin on Sept. 12.

5 responses to “MINI Recalls 35,000 Cars to Bolster Side Crash Resistance”

  1. Tom says:

    NHTSA is the most ridiculous agency I have ever seen. Glad that we don’t have that stupid useless sh… in Germany. They should finally focus on the driving skills of the people in this country and the smartphone usage and whatever they do during driving and not blame the manufacturers who are building safer cars than ever before, and that applies to almost all manufacturers, except some Chinese copy companies..so stupid!

    • Horatiu B. says:

      For the consumer is good though. They wanna make sure everyone is safe.

      • Tom says:

        Seriously? Are you really scared of being injured in a MINI because of the side protection of the car? Maybe you should ask the big soccer mum in her Chevy Tahoe next to you starring at her smartphone… I see this every day, its crazy what people are doing while driving on the fully packed GSP.
        And believe me, no one in Germany (or other countries) is scared of “unsafe cars” without NHTSA, yeah people are really trusting the manufacturers, can you imagine that?! Not like here, where people literally blame manfucatureres for their own mistakes..sad to say, but its the truth. I dont know where this is coming from, maybe its culture or education, but its America.

    • Mike Vella says:

      This is one of the most ill-informed comments I’ve seen in a long time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BMWBLOG

NEWSLETTER