Automobile giant BMW has announced recall of 91,800 Mini Coopers in order to fix a defect that is likely to prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the vehicle from a crash deployment.
According to the company, the defect has affected the Mini Cooper and Cooper models manufactured between 2005 and 2008.
The technical experts at the BMW said that the defect may not allow the air bag to work properly due to a flam that is likely to prevent the mat detection system of the vehicles from sensing a passenger sitting at the front seat of the car.
The automobile company has also informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about one minor injury that it reported recently and is linked to the defect.
In order to repair the technical problem, the company will be replacing the mat detection system in all the affected models absolutely free of charge. The recall of the affected cars will commence from May 1.
The affected vehicle owners can avail further information at http://www.safercar.gov. They can also get their queries solved by dialing at 1-888-327-4236.