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BMW Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2007-2011 Mini Coopers

Thousands of Minis and Mini Coopers recalled. BMW announced January 16 the recall of nearly 89,000 of its Mini and Mini Cooper cars in the United States, and more than 235,000 worldwide. The company said a water pump that cools the turbocharger in some models has a circuit board that can malfunction and overheat. “In an extreme case, this overheating can lead to a smoldering of the water pump and eventually can create a vehicle fire,” according to a BMW spokeswoman. She said about 12 fires have been reported to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, though none have resulted in accidents or injuries. The fires started when the vehicles were standing still. The recalled models include: 2007-11 Mini Cooper S; 2008-11 Mini Cooper Clubman; 2009-11 Mini Cooper S Convertible; 2009-11 Mini JCW; 2009-11 Mini JCW Clubman; 2009-11 Mini JCW Convertible; and the 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman.

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500395_162-57359874/thousands-of-minis-and-mini-coopers-recalled/

Additional Information http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/latestRecalls.cfm