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Unread 01-05-2015, 09:20 AM #1
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Recall to Address 2014 Side Impact Standards

Side Impact Recall BMW of North America is recalling 3,680 2014 2 door MINI Hardtops (the Cooper, not the S) that were made between Decemner 1, 2013 and May 14, 2014. According to BMW, these vehicles do not meet side impact performance standards (FMVSS No. 214) for rear seat passengers. On October 6, the NHTSA […]

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How in the heck do you fix this? And to get a recall over a .2% defficiency.....wow.

And why is there difference between a Cooper and an S?
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I suspect it has something to do with weight. BMW is still working out the solution but something tells me it will involve adding weight somewhere.

The DIY kit might include some duct tape and some washers.

BMW initially argued with it, saying that they felt .17% was within a reasonable tolerance but in the end they went with the voluntary recall.
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Maybe MINI/BMW will add another couple inches to the new new MINI snout. That will add a pound or two.
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How in the heck do you fix this?
I'm guessing this will inspire the first use of all-around bumpers on a MINI - like on a bumper car. Either that, or airbags in the armrests for the rear seats.
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