BMW Recalls More Than 235,000 Minis Over Possible Fire Hazard

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BMW has recalled nearly 235,000 Mini vehicles worldwide (including 89,000 in the U.S.) because of a problem with an electric water pump that can pose a fire hazard.

The company said in a statement that the water pump that cools the turbocharger in some models has a circuit board that can malfunction and overheat.

The voluntary recall includes the Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works models, built between March 2006 and January 2011. So far, no accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with the faulty pump. 

For complete information on the recall, consumers can visit SafeCar.gov, enter a car’s VIN number and see if it is affected.

 

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