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Mini Recalls 88,000 Cars

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On: Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:00PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Mini Recalls 88,000 Cars

Mini parent company BMW is bringing back 88,911 Mini Coopers from 2007 through 2011 in various trims and forms, all for the same reason -- a faulty circuit board on the auxiliary water pump used for cooling the turbocharger. Apparently this faulty piece may malfunction, overheat, and possibly catch fire -- ruining any chance of having a nice Sunday drive. 

The recall is expected to begin next month, but getting your Cooper in ahead of the crowd is certainly not against the rules. BMW will replace the circuit board free of charge.

Read on for the full report on exactly which model/years are included in this recall.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Mini / Cooper S2007-2011
Mini / Cooper S Clubman2008-2011
Mini / Cooper S Convertible2009-2011
Mini / Cooper S Countryman2011
Mini / JCW2009-2011
Mini / JCW Clubman2009
Mini / JCW Convertible2010-2011
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Mfr's Report Date:Jan 10, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V008000
NHTSA Action Number:PE11036
Component:Engine and Engine Cooling
Potential Number of Units Affected:88,911


BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Mini Cooper S, 2008-2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper S Convertible, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW Clubman, 2009-2011 Cooper JCW Convertible, and 2011 Cooper S Countryman passenger cars manufactured from November 14, 2006, through January 18, 2011. The electric auxiliary water pump that cools the turbocharger has an electronic circuit board that can malfunction and overheat.


The circuit board may smolder which could result in a vehicle fire.


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during February 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-866-275-6464.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Stephy21 | 9:41AM (Fri, Jan 20, 2012)

Wow that's a lot of cars to recall.


Sami18 | 10:05AM (Fri, Jan 20, 2012)

Serious recall thankfully they aren't waiting till the middle of the year to get the problem fixed and are acting in a timely manner.

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