2003 Mini COOPER S Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Recall

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2003 Mini COOPER S Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Recall

 NHTSA Recall #64226
NHTSA Compaign #03V086000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year2003
 Date of notification04/04/03
 Begin date of manufacuring25/09/02
 End date of manufacturing14/11/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/03/03
 Report created18/03/03
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units5110
 Defect summaryOn certain vehicles, the lower screw connection of the rear struts to the chassis may fail. The head (top) of the screw securing this connection may break. The remaining portion of the screw will still hold the strut in place.
 Consequence summaryIf left unattended over a period of time, and depending on driving conditions, the remaining portion of the screw may break. If it broke, the chassis would lean directly on the tire diminishing the driver's ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the lower screw connection of the rear struts. Owner notification began april 7, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact bmw at 1-800-831-1117.
 Recall notesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • 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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