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BMW recalling Mini Coopers for airbag problems

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(NBC) - BMW is recalling nearly 92,000 older-model Mini Coopers to fix a problem with the front-passenger airbag. 

The issue affects Mini Cooper Convertible and Cooper S Convertibles from the 2005 to 2008 model years, as well as the 2005 and 2006 Mini Cooper and Cooper S vehicles. 

A faulty sensor may not recognize that a passenger is in the front seat, causing the airbag to not deploy during a crash.

BMW said it's received one report of a minor injury related to the problem.

BMW will begin replacing the faulty sensors on May 1. 

Owners can contact the Mini USA Recall Information line at 1-866-825-1525.

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