BMW Recalls Almost 90,000 Mini Coopers due to Fire Hazard

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on January 30, 2012

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), BMW of North America, LLC, is recalling 86,911 vehicles due to an engine defect involving the electrical auxiliary water pump in charge of cooling the vehicle’s turbocharger. An electronic circuit board on this pump may malfunction, causing the engine to overheat and thus increasing the risk of a vehicle fire. The affected BMW vehicles were manufactured from November 14, 2006 through January 18, 2011 and include the following passenger cars:

  • 2007-2011 Mini Cooper S;
  • 2009-2011 Mini Cooper S Convertible;
  • 2008-2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman;
  • 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW;
  • 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible;
  • 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW Clubman; and
  • 2011 Cooper S Countryman.

The recall is expected to start in February 2012. BMW will notify owners of the affected vehicles and dealers will replace the defective water pump at no-cost. For additional information, owners may call BMW at (866) 275-6464, or the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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