BMW of North America is recalling 7,810 model year 2016-2017 MINI Clubman vehicles manufactured August 19, 2015, through July 14, 2016.
According to the NHTSA recall, the side curtain airbags for the front seat occupants may not deploy in the intended positions in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”
If a side curtain airbag does not inflate as intended in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the front seat occupants.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the driver and passenger side curtain air bag covers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 12, 2016.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com