- BMW of North America is recalling 27 2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop cars to replace a defective front passenger airbag.
- The recall includes one BMW i3.
- BMW told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
WASHINGTON — BMW of North America is recalling 27 2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop cars to replace a defective front passenger airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall includes one BMW i3.
"The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with an airbag inflator that was not assembled correctly," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "This could cause the airbag to not deploy properly in the event of an accident.
"If the airbag deploys improperly, the seat occupant may be at an increased risk of injury."
BMW told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the recall. BMW said it has already informed owners of the cars to operate their vehicles with rear-seat passengers only until the repair is done.
The affected BMW i3 was built on March 31, 2014 and the Mini Coopers were built from February 2, 2014 to May 30, 2014.
The airbag supplier is Takata.
Dealers will replace the front passenger side airbag. The recall is expected to begin sometime in September. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.
Edmunds says: This recall begins soon, but if you have an immediate concern it's best to contact your dealer.