Chevrolet might be having some problems with fires in the recent weeks but they are not alone. BMW is coordinating with the NHTSA as they issue a recall of 88,911 units of the Mini Cooper which were delivered from 2007 thru 2011.
The German carmaker will be recalling Mini Cooper S produced between 2007 thru 2011, Cooper S Clubman that rolled out between 2008 thru 2011, and the Cooper S Convertible made from 2009 thru 2011 plus some variants between November 2006- January 2011.
BMW has looked into several incidents of fires in the engine bay which happened in May thru June 2010. A team was assembled July last year to investigate the case. The NHTSA also started their independent investigation by October of last year. NHTSA sough some assistance from the car manufacturer only a few weeks ago.
The NHTSA was able to established that the potential malfunction of the auxiliary pumps ‘ circuit board which serves for cooling the turbochargers. The malfunction produces more heat than usual and may trigger the fire. Since 2009, the authorities were able to record about 81 failures of water pumps and other fires documented from different parts of the globe.
BMW be sending a notice to owners of affected vehicles by February so they have enough time to get the right and enough supplies to fix all the cars that need the corrections.