BMW of North America is recalling 16,883 Mini Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW Clubman vehicles to address potential brake light malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
The recalled vehicles are in the 2016 and 2017 model years. When these cars brake with a turn signal on, the inner, bumper-mounted brake light will go out. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with all federal safety standards, NHTSA said.
“If the brake light does not illuminate when a turn signal is activated, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA warned on its website.
Mini dealers will reprogram the vehicles to correct the brake lighting. There will be no charge for this service.
The recall is expected to begin May 22. Vehicle owners can reach Mini customer service at (866) 825-1525.