Bad mechanism in front seatbacks can cause them to fail in a rear-end crash.

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Bad mechanism in front seatbacks can cause them to fail in a rear-end crash.

— About 850 model year 2015 MINI Cooper 2-door hardtops are recalled because the seatbacks could fold you into a horseshoe.

The defect is blamed on a manufacturing process performed by the supplier that can cause the teeth of the seatback mechanism to disengage. The MINI Cooper front passenger and driver seatbacks can fold in a rear-end crash, folding an occupant right along with the seats.

The recalled 2015 MINI Cooper hardtops were manufactured August 12, 2014, to September 2, 2014.

MINI will notify owners beginning in December 2014. MINI Cooper dealers will re-align and re-tighten the seatback adjustment mechanisms.

Owners of the 2015 MINI Cooper hardtop 2-doors can contact MINI customer service at 866-825-1525.

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