hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,605 miles

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2006 Mini Cooper S seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302013

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 79,586 miles


The seat belt indicator and air bag indicator lights have been intermittently coming on whether or not someone is in the seat. Now the air bag indicator light is always lit and the seat belt indicator is still intermittent. I spoke to the dealer we bought the car from and they will not test the condition under the warranty. We purchased the car on 12/22/2012. It will cost over $100 just for them to tell us if there is a malfunction. Sounds as though the repair will cost well over $1,000. From research on the internet, it sounds as though this is a common problem and BMW recalled the BMW models for a similar issue, but MINIwill not fix this known problem. I feel this is a safety issue as we do not know if the airbag system is working properly or not. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

- Prosper, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 112013

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 46,230 miles
Passenger seat belt light comes on intermittently.

- Pleasant Grove, UT, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The passenger airbag off light came on with no one in the seat, when adult sat down the light did not go off. Also the airbag fault light came on. The seat belt warning light does not come on when passenger does not buckle seat belt.

- Houston, TX, USA

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