MINI USA Announces F56 Seat Related Recall

Hot off the presses the NHTSA & MINIUSA have issued a recall for certain F56 MINIs. Details after the break.

Official Release

  • RECALL Subject : Seatback may Fold in Rear Impact Crash
  • Report Receipt Date: NOV 10, 2014
  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V721000
  • Component(s): SEATS
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 846 Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicles manufactured August 12, 2014, to September 2, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seatback adjustment mechanism may not be fully engaged.

CONSEQUENCE: If the seatback adjustment mechanism is not fully engaged, the seatback may fold during a rear impact collision, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

REMEDY: MINI will notify owners, and dealers will re-align and re-tighten the seatback adjustment mechanisms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners can contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

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 ww