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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MINI Cooper 2014 Recalled Due To Spare Tire may Loosen And Fall Off

Report Receipt Date: OCT 03, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V619000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,805 
Vehicle                  Make             Model             Model Year(s)
                          MINI        COOPER      2014 
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
SUMMARY:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door vehicles manufactured January 7, 2014, to July 21, 2014. The spare wheel may have been attached under the car with a nut that is not self-locking.
CONSEQUENCE:
Vibrations from driving may cause the nut to loosen, allowing the wheel to separate from the car. If the spare wheel separates from the vehicle, it could become a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spare wheel securing nut with a self-locking nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2014. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-275-6464.
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 www.safercar.gov.

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