hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,000 miles

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2009 Mini Cooper Clubman seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Mini Cooper Clubman Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012015

Cooper Clubman

  • 60,000 miles


The passenger air bag is active with no person in the seat, it go on and off every time. I desactive but go on again. The no active the air bag when somebody is in the seat and goes on and off.

- Coamo, PR, USA

problem #3

Jul 152015

Cooper Clubman

  • 85,000 miles
My son has a 2009 MINICooper clubman and the airbag light stays on there is a recall on the 2008 MINIcoopers but not the 2009 the code for the air bag light is the same as the 2008 code I am wondering why the 2009 MINIis not recalled also

- Boyce, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 072010

Cooper Clubman

  • 75,000 miles
The passenger side airbag sensor has been going off indicating that the airbag will not deploy even when someone of normal adult size (160lbs) is in the front passenger seat. I have contacted MINIand they refuse to fix it unless I pay for the costly repair, even though they have been slowly recalling other models for the same problem. The improperly functioning mat in my MINICooper clubman may cause the passenger frontal air bag to be inactive when the seat is occupied, and in the event of a crash, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the passenger's risk of injury. This is clearly due to a design, manufacturing, installation, and/or exposure issues, that causes the front passenger seat occupant detection mat not to function properly and, as a result, the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash. This needs to be resolved and not wait until more people are hurt by BMW's refusal to address the problem in all vehicles that have this problem. They are waiting for more deaths, injuries and/or complaints before they finally resolve their problem at their cost in all cars. What change have they employed after 2008 to this design, manufacturing and installation process in their passenger side airbag sensors that makes them isolate only some repairs on some minis? none! at least none that have worked as I have a 2009 MINIcopper clubman with the identical problem, so clearly they haven't resolved it and should not limit their recall to 2005-2006 MINIcoopers and cooper S, nor just convertible MINIcoopers between 2005-2008 models. 2009 MINICooper clubmans have this same problem, yet BMW tells its cutomers with warranties to pay for it themselves! bad business. Hope someone sues them, but probably not until someone dies. At least this puts them on notice so they can be sued more easily. I have children...shame on you BMW!

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012015

Cooper Clubman 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Air bag not active / no passenger light stays on even when a passenger is in the seat. It will randomly turn on and off. Same complaint as the 2008 recall.

- Ball Ground, GA, USA

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