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

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.

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.

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.

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