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MINI Recalls Coopers with Spare Tires that fall from Cars.
MINI Recalls Coopers with Spare Tires that fall from Cars.

BMW is recalling 5,805 model year 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door cars because the spare tires could fall away from the cars.

BMW says the spare wheel, located under the car, might be attached with a nut that doesn't lock in place. The nut is supposed to be self-locking, but after a report from Germany, BMW found the nut shouldn't have been used in the first place.

Further investigation found it was possible for the nut to loosen due to road vibration and cause separation of the spare tire and its carrier from underneath the vehicle.

Real damage could be done if a spare tire drops from a MINI Cooper while traveling at highway speeds.

The MINI Cooper recall is expected to begin in November 2014. BMW dealers will replace the spare tire retaining nut with a self-locking nut.
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Translation...........MINI incorporates automatic weight saving device to improve mileage!
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MINI continues to improve their quality. Way to go MINI.
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Translation...........MINI incorporates automatic weight saving device to improve mileage!
That wI'll get the milage back up and they get the FLA lawsuit dismissed.
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Well it's better the spare wheel falls off rather than the steering wheel...
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