Unfortunately, they can happen. In certain instances, your MINI may be recalled for safety reasons. We’re here to tell you what exactly that means, and what your next steps should be getting your vehicle fixed. MINI Edmonton always wants to make sure you’re informed about your vehicle and driving safely, no matter the model you are in. Follow along as we inform you all about recalls and what to do if your MINI has been recalled.
What is a Recall and What Should I Do?
A recall is when a manufacturer calls back a selection of models due to a discovery of a defect in a vehicle. This can be across the vehicle, tires or even a car seat for children. When the safety of the occupants is in direct danger from this malfunction, the recall is put in place. The manufacturer will then issue either a Notice of Defect or Notice of Non-Compliance, depending on the issue. The issued safety notice from the manufacturer includes a description of the problem and how you should go about fixing it. Once the manufacturer has put out a recall it is up to you to make sure the issue is fixed. If you discover your MINI has been recalled, please contact our dealership immediately!
Recalls Affecting MINI
It is important to stay apprised of any news and updates regarding your vehicle, in case there is a recall on your vehicle. Especially if you’ve purchased a new model or new model year that hasn’t been out in the public for long, keep tabs on any issues and news from the manufacturer regarding your vehicle. Transport Canada has an up-to-date database with all of the past and present MINI recalls that have been issued. Take a look over the list and check if your vehicle has been recalled and keep it as future reference for any new vehicles or problems that may be discovered.