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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,611 miles

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2005 Mini Cooper S accessories - interior problems

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2005 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262012

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 42,611 miles


Airbag warning lamp illuminates intermittently in dash and passenger airbag "off" illuminates above rear view mirror in my 2005 MINICooper S convertible. When some sits in the seat it comes on intermittently. When you check the connectors under the seat it goes off with wiggling. Diagnosed by MINIcooper dealership as "cracked seat occupancy sensor" inside the seat. Not repairable only replaceable. Airbag will not go off if passenger in the seat. MINIcooper has covered this for other models, but my car is not covered. Incurring me a $1600 quote for make my car safe for passengers.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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