Turn Signal Deactivates Inner Brake Lamp/FMVSS 108 – 2016-2017 MINI Cooper

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V222
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,883

 

Turn Signal Deactivates Inner Brake Lamp/FMVSS 108

If the brake light does not illuminate when a turn signal is activated, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW Clubman vehicles.

When the affected vehicles are braking and the turn signals are on, the inner, bumper-mounted, brake light will go out.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

 

Remedy

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle to correct the brake lighting, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 22, 2017.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

 

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.

 

Check if your MINI has a Recall

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V222-2124.pdf

Download (PDF, 268KB)

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V222-1450.PDF

Download (PDF, 210KB)

 

 

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