NEWS

Recall Alert: 2005-2008 Mini Cooper

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 92,000 model-year 2005-06 Mini Cooper and Cooper S cars manufactured Jan. 5, 2005, to Nov. 28, 2006, and model-year 2005-08 Cooper convertible and Cooper S convertible models manufactured Jan. 5, 2005, to July 31, 2008.

The Problem: The front-passenger seat occupant detection mat may malfunction and the airbag may not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mini will begin notifying owners on May 1. Owners can call Mini at 866-825-1525 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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