BMW of North America is recalling 16,883 model year 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW Clubman vehicles.
When the recalled vehicles are braking and the turn signals are on, the inner, bumper-mounted, brake light will go out.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
If the brake light does not illuminate when a turn signal is activated, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
MINI will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle to correct the brake lighting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 22, 2017.
Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.