According to insiders, MINI USA has issued a delivery Stop & Recall on all MINI Clubman produced from July 1, 2015 through July 14, 2016. According to those in the know the head airbag (side airbag curtain) may not deploy properly in a side crash. The good news is that the fix will be quick and easy.
Approximately 2,700 vehicles are in dealer inventory and additional vehicles have been recently sold and are subject to the recall as well.
Surprisingly the fix will be a 100% software related. This means that all owners will have to do it take their cars to dealers for a quick software
Our advice – if you have a MINI Clubman that is subject to this recall (like we do) hold tight. You’ll be notified by MINI when a fix is available and ready at your local dealer.
It’s worth noting that the Clubman received four starts in the stringent Euro NCAP tests late last year. Whether this issue relates to Clubman sold outside the US is unknown at this time.