Recall roundup: MINI Cooper Hardtop for seat problems image

The brand new MINI Cooper Hardtop is the subject of a recall which has been announced by the British based automaker, because of some problems with the seats.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is letting us know that the new MINI Cooper Hardtop is being recalled these days because of some problems with its seats. The feds are stating that because of the seatback adjustment mechanism, the seat may fold in a rear impact collision.

“In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seatback adjustment mechanism may not be fully engaged. If the seatback adjustment mechanism is not fully engaged, the seatback may fold during a rear impact collision, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.

The affected MINI Cooper Hardtop are from the 2015 model year and they have been assembled between August 12, 2014, and September, 2, 2014. The total number of affected vehicles is 846 and owners of these will be notified by MINI. The company’s dealers will be re-aligning and re-tightening the seatback adjustment mechanisms, free of charge. The recall will begin this month. For any extra details on the topic, owners should contact MINI at 1-866-825-1525 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.