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NHTSA recalls BMW Mini Cooper
NHTSA RECALLS BMW MINI COOPER
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
|MINI / COOPER S
|MINI / COOPER S CLUBMAN
|MINI / COOPER S CONVERTIBLE
|MINI / COOPER S COUNTRYMAN
|MINI / JCW
|MINI / JCW CLUBMAN
|MINI / JCW CONVERTIBLE
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.
To see this recall please go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V008&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email
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