2003 Mini COOPER S Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

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2003 Mini COOPER S Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #116188
NHTSA Compaign #15V660000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierMINI
 BrandMINI
 ModelCOOPER S
 Model Year2003
 ComponentSTEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
 Date of notification04/03/16
 Begin date of manufacuring18/07/01
 End date of manufacturing09/02/05
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received15/10/15
 Report created15/10/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units86018
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 mini cooper and cooper s vehicles and 2005 cooper and cooper s convertible vehicles. The affected vehicles may experience temporary or permanent loss of the electro-hydraulic steering assistance.
 Consequence summaryIf the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionMini will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the electro-hydraulic power steering system, replacing the components and wiring, as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on december 10, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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