WASHINGTON — BMW of North America is recalling 846 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop two-door hatchbacks to fix a problem with the driver and front passenger seatback, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seatback adjustment mechanism may not be fully engaged," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "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."
BMW told federal safety regulators there are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
The affected vehicles were built from August 12, 2014 to September 2, 2014.
Mini dealers will realign and re-tighten the seatback adjustment mechanisms. The recall has begun. Owners can contact Mini at 1-866-825-1525.
Edmunds says: If you own this vehicle, it’s time to make a service appointment with your dealer.