WASHINGTON – BMW of North America is recalling 6,073 2014-’15 BMW i3 hatchbacks and 2014-’16 Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper two-door cars to fix an airbag problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall also includes the 2015-’16 Mini John Cooper Works, Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper four-door cars.
A stop-delivery order on these cars has been issued to BMW and Mini dealers.
“Due to a manufacturing error, the passenger front airbag may not deploy properly in a low-speed crash,” said NHTSA in its recall summary. “An airbag that does not deploy properly increases the risk of injury to the front-seat passenger.”
A BMW spokesman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
Dealers will replace the front-passenger airbag module. The recall is expected to begin on November 20. Owners can contact Mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525 or BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Edmunds says: This recall does not begin for a month. If you own one of these cars and have an immediate concern, it’s best to contact your dealer now.