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88,911 Turbocharged MINIs Recalled For Fire Risk

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In response to an NHTSA investigation report, MINI is recalling 88,911 turbocharged models built between November 2006 and January 2011.

The reason is a faulty water pump that cools the turbocharger. Apparently it has a malfunctioning electric circuit that can overheat, and eventually set the car on fire.

NHTSA befan investigating the problem after 12 MINIs caught fire, 5 of which burned to a crisp.

Affected models include the 2007-2011 Cooper S, the 2008-2011 Clubman S, the 2009-2011 Cooper S Convertible, the 2011 Countryman S and John Cooper Works models from 2009 to 2011. Owners of the affected cars will be notified by BMW dealers. They will change the water pump with a healthy one free of charge.

Until then you best not push you Cooper hard!

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