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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,486 miles

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2006 Mini Cooper seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Mini Cooper Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #172

Mar 202016

Cooper

  • 118,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, there was a loss of power steering. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the power steering pump was replaced however the failure recurred the next day. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic and unknown repairs were performed. In addition, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. On a separate occasion, the alternator failed and was not replaced. The contact mentioned that the engine cooling fan also failed to function, which caused the radiator to be replaced twice. The engine was replaced at a different time. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #171

Nov 022015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available. The consumer was informed the air bag control module needed to be replaced. The consumer believed that either the mat sensor or control modules were defective. Updated 03/23/16. Updated 04/14/16

- Hull, MA, USA

problem #170

Nov 302014

Cooper

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated that the front passenger seat no longer detected that a passenger was occupying the seat. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger seat occupant detection mat failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred numerous times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Fawn Grove, PA, USA

problem #169

Jul 072014

Cooper

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V20500 (air bags) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Wilton, CT, USA

problem #168

Jun 012015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #167

Jan 022015

Cooper

  • 40,000 miles
Recall notice no. 15V-205 was received June 2015 for front passenger seat occupant detection mat sensor. As of 24 September 2015, dealer still does not have parts or "information" on recall.

- Darien, IL, USA

problem #166

Jul 062015

Cooper 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/09/15

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #165

Apr 202015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #164

Jun 302011

Cooper

  • 50,000 miles
I complained with MINIcooper back in 2011 when my warranty expired and dealership said that replacement will be done out of pocket. I have been driving my car at risk; more often that not, I do not drive my car with a passenger in the front seat. Fast forward to 2015 with recall but unable to execute the recall due to lack of parts. NHTSA should investigate what the cause of delay and since the original part works albeit bad durability, force MINIcooper/BMW to perform stop gap repairs with older parts, bypass sensor or change software code to disregard bad sensor input. The burden is too great for me to use my car with no passenger or passenger at risk. Stop gap repairs, including changing the software code and eliminate sensor input to disable the airbag can be a temporary repair. How hard is it for bmwq to short or "fake" the sensor signal, so the system would not disable the airbag; hence it would deploy when there's a passenger onboard. Put a sticker on the dashboard that says airbags are temporary active and child seats not allowed. My safety instinct tells me it is preferred to have the airbag active and deploy when needed. The number of potential child seat is most likely a very low number that most owners would prefer to have an active airbag. It is unacceptable that this is taking so long, and putting the owners at risk when there are stop gap measures available. Bypassing the sensor and having the airbags active seems to be the most logical one except NHTSA may be the problem for coming up with auto-sensors to prevent child seat activation. NHTSA should make a choice and decide what is more important, safety of the passengers, or having to give BMW instruction and waivers to allow stop gap and not put me and my passengers at risk.

- Clinton Twp, MI, USA

problem #163

May 182015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #162

Apr 062015

Cooper

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #161

May 012015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) however, the remedy and recall part were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #160

Apr 152015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #159

Apr 202015

Cooper 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper S. the contact stated that the air bag warning light flashed repeatedly months after receiving notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags); however, the dealer stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact stated that the air bag light continued to flash for months. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 11/06/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was scheduled to be repaired. Updated 2/2/2016

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #158

Aug 282015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Climente, CA, USA

problem #157

Oct 012014

Cooper

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated that the passenger side seat belt warning light and the air bag disabled light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In April 2015, the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) was received. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 100,000. MA 10/5 updated 10/06/15

- Moore, SC, USA

problem #156

Jun 012015

Cooper

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.updated 10/19/15

- Sapphire, NC, USA

problem #155

Jan 142015

Cooper

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper S. the contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags); however, the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #154

Apr 012015

Cooper

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front passenger seat occupant detection mat sensor failed. The vehicle was not repaired. In June of 2015, NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags) was received. After contacting both the dealer and the manufacturer, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #153

Mar 232015

Cooper

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. When the vehicle was powered on, the air bag warning indicator was consistently illuminated. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was not diagnosed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V205000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

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