According to the NHTSA, "The affected vehicles were equipped with 17-inch wheels, but their label states that they were equipped with 16-inch wheels." They go on to explain in their report that “the tire pressure stated on the label for the Cooper S is incorrect. Erroneous tire information could lead to improper tire fitment and inflation, which could affect the durability of the tire and the stability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash." That can really put a flat in your planned road trip for sure.
The good news is that BMW is not aware of any accidents or injuries that have been caused as part of this documentation issue. BMW said, “With the release of the 17-inch wheels for the 2010 Mini Cooper and Cooper S, a simultaneous release of the corresponding 17-inch tire pressure labels did not occur.” The planned solution—mailing consumers new labels. Yes, that is right, the dealers will mail consumers the corrected label and then you can opt to put it on yourself or have the dealer install it.
So if you have a 2010 MINI Cooper or Cooper S and have opted to have the oh-so sleek and cool 17-inch rims, you might be getting a recall notice in the mail. However, you can also check with your local MINI authorized dealer and they can check your VIN against the list of cars with the issue.