WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – BMW is recalling
91,800 Mini Coopers in the United States to replace a defective
sensor that may prevent the front passenger seat air bag from
deploying in a crash, the German automaker said on Saturday.
In documents posted on the U.S. National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration website, BMW said the recall of certain
model year 2005 to 2008 Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S cars is
expected to being on May 1.
BMW said the front passenger seat air bag may not deploy
because of a defect in the occupant detection mat. The company
said the mat will be replaced in the recall.
The automaker said it has received one report of a minor
passenger injury possibly related to the defective mat.
(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Bernard Orr)