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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,667 miles

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2012 Mini Cooper seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 252016


  • 53,000 miles


The passenger airbag sensor has been on since the date posted. It would resolve on its own sometimes but not it never turns off, hindering my ability to see the speedometer. I have not shelled out the thousands to get it fixed because I am hoping BMW will recall for this apparently common problem

- Willimantic, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 172016


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 MINICooper. The contact stated that the front driver side air bag abruptly deployed while driving 40 mph. The failure occurred without warning or impact. The contact suffered injuries to the neck, back, and arms, which required medical attention. A police report was not filed. Prior to the deployment, the air bag warning light illuminated. The dealer stated that it was safe to drive the vehicle with the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer inspected the vehicle and concluded that the front driver side air bag deployment was not caused by a manufacturer defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 112016


  • 23,000 miles
Both front wheel bearings failing at 23,000 miles... ridiculous.

- Washington, DC, USA

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