NHTSA Says BMW Stalled Over Mini Cooper Recalls

Law360, New York (September 28, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into BMW's recall methods over concerns the company delayed announcing a recall of more than 30,000 Mini Coopers that failed side-impact performance tests.

2014 Mini Cooper S (Credit: AP) BMW of North America LLC's late-July recall of 30,456 model-year 2014-2015 Mini Cooper vehicles followed months of pressure from the agency, NHTSA said Thursday. The regulator had conducted Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard tests of two Mini Cooper models in mid-2014, finding a "potential problem" for passenger safety; another Mini two-door hardtop model failed a side-impact test in October, according to the...

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