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Recall on 2005-2008 MINI Cooper models in Canada

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A total of 7,865 MINI Cooper and Cooper S hatchbacks and convertibles from the 2005-2008 model years are being recalled in Canada due to a front passenger seat occupant detection mat that can fatigue over time. 

As a result, the passenger airbag could deactivate, illuminating the airbag warning lamp and the passenger airbag ON/OFF lamp. This obviously presents a safety risk in the event of a crash. 

MINI dealers will replace the occupant detection mat at no cost.

Affected models include:

  • MINI Cooper (2005-2006);
  • MINI Cooper Convertible (2005-2008);
  • MINI Cooper S (2005-2006);
  • MINI Cooper S Convertible (2005-2008).