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Crash Test Data for 2004 MINI

MINI Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2004 CooperNot
Tested
2004 Cooper SNot
Tested

 

Service Bulletins for 2004 MINI

2004 MINI COOPER
Bulletin Number: 11 02 15
MINI: A MECHANICAL FAILURE AND DME SOFTWARE ERROR OF THE VANOS ACTUATORS CAUSE THE ENGINE TO RUN ROUGH WHICH ACTIVATES THE MALFUNCTION WARNING LIGHT. *MA
Bulletin Number: 11 06 15
MINI: DIFFERENT FAULTS ACTIVATES ENGINE MALFUNCTION AND OIL WARNING. *MA
Bulletin Number: 120104
VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN 04E-A01 - REPROGRAM DME FOR TANK LEAKAGE DIAGNOSTICS. TANK LEAKAGE DIAGNOSTICS DOES NOT RUN CORRECTLY DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE DME SOFTWARE. AS A RESULT, THE CHECK ENGINE SOON LIGHT WILL NOT BE ILLUMINATE
Bulletin Number: 12 05 15
MINI: DUE TO FAULTY DME SOFTWARE, THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHTS COMES ON, INCLUDING THE CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE FOR MOTOR FORCE DECREASE. *MA
Bulletin Number: 12 06 15
MINI: BECAUSE OF THE DME SOFTWARE, AND A DAMAGED CLUTCH, THE DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION CHECK MESSAGE APPEAR. *MA
Bulletin Number: 12 07 15
MINI: FAULTY SOFTWARE CAUSES THE CHECK CONTROL AND ENGINE POWER REDUCED LIGHT TO APPEAR. *MA
Bulletin Number: 12 09 15
MINI: FAULTY SOFTWARE FOR THE TANK VENTILATION CONTROL DISPLAYS ENGINE THROTTLE REACTION WHEN TEMPERATURE IS HIGH OUTSIDE, AND MORE OBVIOUS IF THE TANK IS ONLY PARTLY FILLED. *MA
Bulletin Number: 360106
NITROGEN INFLATED TIRES. *TT
Bulletin Number: 610302
CORRECT ROUTING OF BATTERY VENT TUBE. *MJ MINI R50 COOPER. MODEL YEAR UNKNOWN. *TT
Bulletin Number: M010113
Electro-Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering Pump (EHPS) and Cooling Fan: Warranty Extension to 13 years/150,000 miles. On affected vehicles, the electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) pump can fail.
Bulletin Number: M010113
Electro-Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering Pump (EHPS) and Cooling Fan: Limited Warranty Extension to 13 Years/150,000 Miles. On affected vehicles, the electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) pump can fail.
Bulletin Number: M010514
MINI CVT Replacement Parts Warranty Extension: Additional 12 Months with Up to 50,000 Accumulated Miles. A MINI vehicle's CVT assembly or component that was previously repaired and/or replaced by an authorized MINI dealer or BMW center may
Bulletin Number: M120213
State Inspection and Emission (I/M) Test Fails to Read 17-Character VIN. An affected vehicle may fail to pass a state-mandated Inspection and/or Emission (I/M) test due to a noncompliant 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) bein
Bulletin Number: M120213
State Inspection and Emission (I/M) Test Fails Due to an Invalid VIN Number. The affected vehicle may fail to pass a State Inspection and Emission (I/M) test due to a noncompliant 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) stored in the D
Bulletin Number: M120817
W10 ENGINE: EMS2K - COMPREHENSIVE COMPONENT OBD READINESS MONITOR NOT COMPLETED: An affected vehicle fails to pass a state Inspection and Emission (I/M) test due to the ÒComprehensive ComponentÓ OBD readiness monitor status is Ònot complete
Bulletin Number: M320214
This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI 32 02 14 dated August 2014. SUBJECT Installation of Right-Hand Drive Steering Spindle in Left-Hand Drive Vehicle is No Longer Required. Left-hand drive steering spindles are currently availabl
Bulletin Number: M320214
Installation of Right-Hand Drive Steering Spindle in Left-Hand Drive Vehicle. Supply shortage of left-hand drive steering spindles
Bulletin Number: MC-10113
MINI: WARRANTY COVERAGE EXTENSION/REPAIR EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE ELECTRO HYDRAULIC POWER (ASSIST) STEERING (EHPS) PUMP, WHICH HAS ITS OWN COOLING FAN, ON SOME VEHICLES AND NOT THE ELECTRIC POWER (ASSIST) STEERING (EPS) SYSTEM ON OTHE
Bulletin Number: SI M01 01 13
MINI: MODELS R50, R52, AND R53 WITH THE ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC POWER-ASSIST STEERING PUMP AND COOLING FANS WILL HAVE AN LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION TO 13 YEARS/150,000 MILES. *TA
Bulletin Number: SIM-01-01-13
MINI: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. A WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH POTENTIAL PROBLEM WITH COOLING FAN AND THE DURABILITY OF ELECTRO HYDRAULIC POWER (ASSIST) STEERING (EHPS) PUMP. MODELS 2002-2005 R50, R52,
Bulletin Number: SIM-01-05-14
MINI: INFORMATION ON PARTS WARRANTY EXTENSION APPLYING TO PREVIOUS QUALIFYING REPAIRS AND NO IMMEDIATE REPAIR REQUIRED UNLESS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEM WITH CVT ASSEMBLY OR COMPONENT. MODEL 2005-2008 COOPER, COOPER S. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-11-07-08
BMW: DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS OF CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM. *RM
Bulletin Number: SIM-11-10-14
MINI: SOME VEHICLES HAVE TURBOCHARGER NOISE AND A LACK OR LOSS OF PERFORMANCE, DUE TO RESTRICTION OF TURBOCHARGER OIL SUPPLY, RESULTING IN OIL STARVATION AND SEIZING OF TURBOCHARGER ASSEMBLY. MODEL ALL. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-12-02-09
MINI: SERVICE ENGINE SOON OR CHECK GAS CAP WARNING IS ILLUMINATED: TANK LEAKAGE. LEAKAGE IS DETECTED IN THE TANK VENTILATION OR EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-12-02-11
BMW: A SOFTWARE ERROR IS CAUSING A HESITATION OR JERKING WHEN ACCELERATING UNDER HIGHER LOADS BETWEEN 3000 4000 RPM. *RM
Bulletin Number: SIM-12-04-09
BMW: THE CRIMPING PROCESS OF THE OXYGEN SENSOR COULD LEAD TO AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE INSIDE THE SENSOR. THERE MAY BE A MALFUNCTION LIGHT ON WITH A FAULT CODE STORED. *RM
Bulletin Number: SI-M-13-01-13
MINI: THERE IS A PROCEDURAL ERROR IN THE REMOVING AND INSTALLING OR REPLACING HIGH PRESSURE PUMP CURRENT VERSION THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE CORRECTED REPAIR INSTRUCTION PORTION FOR THE N14 AND N18 ENGINE. MODELS R55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 6
Bulletin Number: SIM-17-02-07
MINI: ELECTRIC COOLING FAN RUNS AFTER ENGINE IS SHUT OFF. AFTER THE ENGINE IS SHUT OFF, THE ELECTRIC COOLING FAN CONTINUES TO RUN. DUE TO THE OPERATING STRATEGY OF THE DME, THE ELECTRIC COOLING FAN MAY CONTINUE TO RUN AFTER THE ENGINE IS
Bulletin Number: SI-M-18-01-09
MINI: DUE TO A FAILURE IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS,THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER MAY DETERIORATE CAUSING AN INCREASED LEVEL OF VEHICLE EMISSIONS. THE CATALYST EFFICIENCY FAULT CODE (276A) WILL BE STORED IN THE DME MEMORY, AND THE SERVICE ENGINE S
Bulletin Number: SI M21-03-08
MINI- R5 & R56 (COOPER; COOPER S) WITH GETRAG 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION: COMPLAINT OF AN INTERMITTENT NO-CRANK, NO START SITUATION. THE CLUTCH SWITCH MODULE HAS NOT BEEN SECURED IN THE CORRECT POSITION ON THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER. *
Bulletin Number: SI M24 01 08
MINI: R55, R56 (COOPER, COOPER S) WITH F21 ASIN 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - INCORRECT GEAR DISPLAY. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-51-09-07
MINI: WATER LEAK FROM THE FRONT DOORS. AFTER HEAVY RAIN, THE CARPET MAY BE WET IN THE AREA NEAR THE REAR OF THE FRONT DOORS OR IN THE FOOTWELL AREA. WATER WHICH IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE VEHICLE AT THE TOP REAR EDGE OF THE DOOR IS NOT ABLE
Bulletin Number: SI-M61-01-12
MINI: AFTER DRIVE-AWAY LOCKING ACTIVATES, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO UNLOCK THE BOOT. *KB
Bulletin Number: SIM-61-05-14
MINI: THERE IS A DISCONNECTION OR KINK, IN WNIDSHIELD WASHER HOSE, WHICH IS TOO SHORT, CAUSING WINDSHIELD FRONT WASHER JET TO FAIL. MODEL F56 (COOPER, COOPER S). *PE
Bulletin Number: SI M64-02-08
MINI: DRIVER FOOTWELL AREA BECOMES HOT. THE HEARTER CORE PIPES ARE POORLY INSULATED. MODEL R56. *PE
Bulletin Number: SI-M-65-05-08
MINI: CHECK SVS FUNCTION. ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE VOICE INPUT SYSTEM (SVS SA 620) DOES NOT FUNCTION. THE SVS WAS NOT INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLES. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-65-06-11
BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT IS ON WITH A FAULT STORED. THE WIRING UNDER THE SEAT MAY BE PINCHED OR DAMAGED. *RM
Bulletin Number: SIM-65-08-03
BMW MINI: AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT IS ON: MRS FC 02, 03, 05, 06. *KB
2004 MINI COOPER S
Bulletin Number: 11 02 15
MINI: A MECHANICAL FAILURE AND DME SOFTWARE ERROR OF THE VANOS ACTUATORS CAUSE THE ENGINE TO RUN ROUGH WHICH ACTIVATES THE MALFUNCTION WARNING LIGHT. *MA
Bulletin Number: 11 06 15
MINI: DIFFERENT FAULTS ACTIVATES ENGINE MALFUNCTION AND OIL WARNING. *MA
Bulletin Number: 12 05 15
MINI: DUE TO FAULTY DME SOFTWARE, THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHTS COMES ON, INCLUDING THE CHECK CONTROL MESSAGE FOR MOTOR FORCE DECREASE. *MA
Bulletin Number: 12 06 15
MINI: BECAUSE OF THE DME SOFTWARE, AND A DAMAGED CLUTCH, THE DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION CHECK MESSAGE APPEAR. *MA
Bulletin Number: 12 07 15
MINI: FAULTY SOFTWARE CAUSES THE CHECK CONTROL AND ENGINE POWER REDUCED LIGHT TO APPEAR. *MA
Bulletin Number: 360106
NITROGEN INFLATED TIRES. *TT
Bulletin Number: M010113
Electro-Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering Pump (EHPS) and Cooling Fan: Warranty Extension to 13 years/150,000 miles. On affected vehicles, the electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) pump can fail.
Bulletin Number: M010113
Electro-Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering Pump (EHPS) and Cooling Fan: Limited Warranty Extension to 13 Years/150,000 Miles. On affected vehicles, the electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) pump can fail.
Bulletin Number: M120213
State Inspection and Emission (I/M) Test Fails Due to an Invalid VIN Number. The affected vehicle may fail to pass a State Inspection and Emission (I/M) test due to a noncompliant 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) stored in the D
Bulletin Number: M120213
State Inspection and Emission (I/M) Test Fails to Read 17-Character VIN. An affected vehicle may fail to pass a state-mandated Inspection and/or Emission (I/M) test due to a noncompliant 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) bein
Bulletin Number: M240112
Programming a Replacement EGS Module with ISTA/P. Programming a replacement electronic transmission control module (EGS) with ISTA/P requires the manual entry of the correct target basic and programmed part numbers. Programming concept.
Bulletin Number: M320214
Installation of Right-Hand Drive Steering Spindle in Left-Hand Drive Vehicle. Supply shortage of left-hand drive steering spindles
Bulletin Number: M320214
This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI 32 02 14 dated August 2014. SUBJECT Installation of Right-Hand Drive Steering Spindle in Left-Hand Drive Vehicle is No Longer Required. Left-hand drive steering spindles are currently availabl
Bulletin Number: M650610
NAVIGATION SYSTEM HAS MISSING OR INCORRECT ROAD MAP DATA: The route guidance is inaccurate and therefore irritating to the customer; or it is not possible to locate certain addresses, for instance:
Bulletin Number: MC-10113
MINI: WARRANTY COVERAGE EXTENSION/REPAIR EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE ELECTRO HYDRAULIC POWER (ASSIST) STEERING (EHPS) PUMP, WHICH HAS ITS OWN COOLING FAN, ON SOME VEHICLES AND NOT THE ELECTRIC POWER (ASSIST) STEERING (EPS) SYSTEM ON OTHE
Bulletin Number: SI M01 01 13
MINI: MODELS R50, R52, AND R53 WITH THE ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC POWER-ASSIST STEERING PUMP AND COOLING FANS WILL HAVE AN LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION TO 13 YEARS/150,000 MILES. *TA
Bulletin Number: SIM-01-01-13
MINI: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. A WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH POTENTIAL PROBLEM WITH COOLING FAN AND THE DURABILITY OF ELECTRO HYDRAULIC POWER (ASSIST) STEERING (EHPS) PUMP. MODELS 2002-2005 R50, R52,
Bulletin Number: SIM -01-04-10
BMW: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT MAY BE ON WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES AND REDUCED ENGINE POWER. THE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP MALFUNCTIONS. *RM
Bulletin Number: SI-M-11-01-09
MINI: WHEN REPLACING THE CYLINDER HEAD COVER ON A VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE NEW N14 ENGINE, THE COVER WILL LOOK DIFFERENT IN APPEARANCE. THE REPLACEMENT COVER IS NOW EQUIPPED WITH A CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE. NO
Bulletin Number: SI M11 02 07
RATTLE NOISE FROM ENGINE. FROM START OF PRODUCTION UP TO APRIL 11, 2007. WITH N14 ENGINE. *NJ
Bulletin Number: SIM-11-03-08
MINI: TURBOCHARGER FAILURE; OIL SUPPLY LINE BLOCKAGE. LOSS OF PERFORMANCE AND TURBOCHARGER NOISE. *PE UPDATED 8/16/11. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-11-07-08
BMW: DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS OF CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM. *RM
Bulletin Number: SIM-11-10-14
MINI: SOME VEHICLES HAVE TURBOCHARGER NOISE AND A LACK OR LOSS OF PERFORMANCE, DUE TO RESTRICTION OF TURBOCHARGER OIL SUPPLY, RESULTING IN OIL STARVATION AND SEIZING OF TURBOCHARGER ASSEMBLY. MODEL ALL. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-12-02-09
MINI: SERVICE ENGINE SOON OR CHECK GAS CAP WARNING IS ILLUMINATED: TANK LEAKAGE. LEAKAGE IS DETECTED IN THE TANK VENTILATION OR EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-12-04-09
BMW: THE CRIMPING PROCESS OF THE OXYGEN SENSOR COULD LEAD TO AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE INSIDE THE SENSOR. THERE MAY BE A MALFUNCTION LIGHT ON WITH A FAULT CODE STORED. *RM
Bulletin Number: SI-M-13-01-08
MINI: FUEL ODOR FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE HIGH PRESSURE PUMP (HDP) AND/OR THE LOW PRESSURE SUPPLY HOSE CONNECTION CAN ALLOW FUEL SEEPAGE, RESULTING IN THE FUEL ODOR. *PE
Bulletin Number: SI-M-13-01-13
MINI: THERE IS A PROCEDURAL ERROR IN THE REMOVING AND INSTALLING OR REPLACING HIGH PRESSURE PUMP CURRENT VERSION THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE CORRECTED REPAIR INSTRUCTION PORTION FOR THE N14 AND N18 ENGINE. MODELS R55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 6
Bulletin Number: SIM-17-02-07
MINI: ELECTRIC COOLING FAN RUNS AFTER ENGINE IS SHUT OFF. AFTER THE ENGINE IS SHUT OFF, THE ELECTRIC COOLING FAN CONTINUES TO RUN. DUE TO THE OPERATING STRATEGY OF THE DME, THE ELECTRIC COOLING FAN MAY CONTINUE TO RUN AFTER THE ENGINE IS
Bulletin Number: SI M21-03-08
MINI- R5 & R56 (COOPER; COOPER S) WITH GETRAG 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION: COMPLAINT OF AN INTERMITTENT NO-CRANK, NO START SITUATION. THE CLUTCH SWITCH MODULE HAS NOT BEEN SECURED IN THE CORRECT POSITION ON THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER. *
Bulletin Number: SI M24 01 08
MINI: R55, R56 (COOPER, COOPER S) WITH F21 ASIN 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - INCORRECT GEAR DISPLAY. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-51-09-07
MINI: WATER LEAK FROM THE FRONT DOORS. AFTER HEAVY RAIN, THE CARPET MAY BE WET IN THE AREA NEAR THE REAR OF THE FRONT DOORS OR IN THE FOOTWELL AREA. WATER WHICH IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE VEHICLE AT THE TOP REAR EDGE OF THE DOOR IS NOT ABLE
Bulletin Number: SI-M-51-09-08
MINI: REAR SPLIT DOOR OPENING PROBLEMS. ONE OR BOTH OF THE REAR SPLIT DOORS INTERMITTENTLY HAVE FUNCTIONAL PROBLEMS. THE DOOR(S) MAY NOT UNLATCH WHEN THE LEVER ON THE HANDLE IS PULLED OR THE LATCH MAY RELEASE UNEXPECTEDLY WITHOUT BEING PUL
Bulletin Number: SI-M61-01-12
MINI: AFTER DRIVE-AWAY LOCKING ACTIVATES, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO UNLOCK THE BOOT. *KB
Bulletin Number: SIM-61-05-14
MINI: THERE IS A DISCONNECTION OR KINK, IN WNIDSHIELD WASHER HOSE, WHICH IS TOO SHORT, CAUSING WINDSHIELD FRONT WASHER JET TO FAIL. MODEL F56 (COOPER, COOPER S). *PE
Bulletin Number: SI M64-02-08
MINI: DRIVER FOOTWELL AREA BECOMES HOT. THE HEARTER CORE PIPES ARE POORLY INSULATED. MODEL R56. *PE
Bulletin Number: SI-M-65-05-08
MINI: CHECK SVS FUNCTION. ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE VOICE INPUT SYSTEM (SVS SA 620) DOES NOT FUNCTION. THE SVS WAS NOT INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLES. *PE
Bulletin Number: SIM-65-06-11
BMW: THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT IS ON WITH A FAULT STORED. THE WIRING UNDER THE SEAT MAY BE PINCHED OR DAMAGED. *RM
Bulletin Number: SIM-65-08-03
BMW MINI: AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT IS ON: MRS FC 02, 03, 05, 06. *KB

 

Recalls for 2004 MINI

2004 MINI COOPER
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:09/19/2001 - 02/09/2005
Potential Units Affected:86018

Defect Description:

BMW 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:

If 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.

Action:

MINI 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.
2004 MINI COOPER
NHTSA Campaign ID:TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Manufacture Dates:03/23/2004 - 04/15/2004
Potential Units Affected:1193

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLAT TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN CORRECTLY PROGRAMMED. IN THE EVENT OF A FLAT TIRE, AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL WILL NOT SOUND TO ALERT THE DRIVER TO A FLAT TIRE.

Consequence:

DUE TO THE LACK OF AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL, THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE AWARE OF A FLAT TIRE, WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE'S SOFTWARE IN ORDER TO ACTUATE THE FLAT TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM'S AUDIBLE SIGNAL. THE RECALL BEGAN OCTOBER 13, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MINI CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 1-866-275-6464.
2004 MINI COOPER S
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/18/2001 - 02/09/2005
Potential Units Affected:86018

Defect Description:

BMW 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:

If 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.

Action:

MINI 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.
2004 MINI COOPER S
NHTSA Campaign ID:TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Manufacturer:BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Manufacture Dates:03/23/2004 - 04/15/2004
Potential Units Affected:1193

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLAT TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN CORRECTLY PROGRAMMED. IN THE EVENT OF A FLAT TIRE, AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL WILL NOT SOUND TO ALERT THE DRIVER TO A FLAT TIRE.

Consequence:

DUE TO THE LACK OF AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL, THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE AWARE OF A FLAT TIRE, WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE'S SOFTWARE IN ORDER TO ACTUATE THE FLAT TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM'S AUDIBLE SIGNAL. THE RECALL BEGAN OCTOBER 13, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MINI CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 1-866-275-6464.