205 2010 MINIs to be Recalled

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  1. Nathan

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    WASHINGTON — BMW is recalling 205 2010 Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S vehicles because incorrect tire information could affect the durability of the tires and the stability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    "The affected vehicles were equipped with 17-inch wheels, but their label states that they were equipped with 16-inch wheels," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Also, the tire pressure stated on the label for the Cooper S is incorrect. Erroneous tire information could lead to improper tire fitment and inflation, which could affect the durability of the tire and the stability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash."

    BMW said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue in other documentation filed with the federal government.

    "With the release of the 17-inch wheels for the 2010 Mini Cooper and Cooper S, a simultaneous release of the corresponding 17-inch tire pressure labels did not occur,"3 said BMW.

    Dealers will mail consumers the corrected label or customers can have their dealer install the label. The recall is expected to begin sometime in December. Owners may contact BMW at 800-831-1117.
     
  2. Redbeard

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    I saw this on NAM. I figure if that is the recall for 2010s they are doin okay.
     
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    If you go the dealer route, plan for 2 visits. First to let the SA verify the defect, second scheduled visit to apply the sticker. They need to follow MINI protocal.

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    WTF...the pressures are the same regardless of what size rim you have!
    This is stupid and pointless...did the NHTSA just hire a new intern and needed to give him something to keep him busy???
     
  5. Dr Obnxs

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    No....

    the tire sticker is a requirement. Mini effed up. They put the wrong one on. They have to fix it.

    At least they are willing to send the stickers to the owners. Personally, if it were my car, I'd just wait till the first service and have them deal with it then.

    Really, it's not that big a deal. I had two emissions recals for my 02s. Just blew it off till a service, they did it, and then they put a recall compliance sticker on the car....

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    Yeah, these stickers are serious requirements.

    Once I ripped off a mattress tag, you know, the one you're not supposed to rip off (and it wasn't even my fault--I caught it with my toe while I was in the middle of--nevermind) and the FBI was at my door the next day. Still paying lawyers fees for that one....
     
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    Whether you like it or not...

    cars, like other products, have labelling requirements. Mini didn't comply. The give owners two ways to come into compliance. What's the big deal?

    And the label on the matress can be removed after purchase.

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    Yeah, well that may be, but we we're giving the mattress a "trial run" at the shop BEFORE purchase, ripped the tag with my pinky toe, and now here I sit with a lawsuit from the mattress police I can't pay the lawyer for, a broken toe that I can't pay the orthopedist for, and a newly conceived child I can't pay the doctor for. Plus I now walk with a limp. May not be a big deal to you, but I take this tag business seriously, VERY seriously.....
     
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    If you try and donate a mattress to a reputable charitable organization with the tag removed they will not take it.
     
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    That is a different matter entirely...

    But donated matresses... yuck! But then, I guess a used mattress is better than no mattress! going further off-topic, a lot of charitable organizations won't take used stuffed animals for fear of whatever cooties they contain. Seems you'd have to autoclave a mattress to make sure it's not full of bugs and the like as well. That would be one big effin' autoclave!

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    Would they take stuffed animals with a mattress tag?
     
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    depends...

    on how well you can hide the staples...

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    use duct tape...
     
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    I wonder what build week the 2010 recall cars were built in. My car was built the first week in December...already have 3000kms on it too!
     
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    I read the article about building fuselages sections for the 787 but what exactly do they use the autoclave for? Pressurizing? Temperature?

    Thanks,

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    I thought it was used like a pressure cooker to kill germs on items... like surgical instruments....
     
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    That's one big effin surgical instrument.

    Anal probe for the Jolly Green Giant?
     
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    Impressing potential buyers.
     
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    A lot of the plane is composites...

    so this is probably for cooking the large composite assemblies.

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