With no-one in the passenger seat the warning light is intermittent, mostly off. With a person there the seat sensors do not recognize a body and the light is on. The airbag would not function properly. Shops like G3 can do the repair but the parts must come from Mini and are very pricy. in my case Mini has not issued a recall but have for some cars. Some salvage yards have passenger seats for my 2011 S convertible at $150+/- plus shipping. Has anyone replaced a seat, and is there any programming needed?