The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for its MINI sub-brand, which will affect nearly 90.000 units of the Cooper models over fire risks.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 90.000 units of the MINI Cooper will be affected by this recall and the action has been taken because of fire risks linked to failing auxiliary water pumps. The NHTSA is saying that MINI Coopers manufactured between 2006 and 2011 will have to be taken back to the dealers in order to get this problem fixed. MINI models affected by this recall are the 2006 Cooper, the 2007 – 2011 Cooper S, the 2008 – 2011 Cooper S Clubman, 2009 – 2011 Cooper S Convertible and several other versions too which have been made since November 2006 to January 2011.
BMW says that the dealers have been informed about this recall and they will replace the models’ electric auxiliary water pumps. Owners of the above mentioned MINI vehicles will be notified starting next month. BMW also says that if ignored, the water pump problem can lead to an electronic circuit board malfunction and overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. No injuries or crashes have been reported because of this problem.