BMW Recalls Mini Cooper Over Engine Issue


The US traffic safety agency has revealed recently that German automaker BMW has recalled its 89,000 Mini Coopers over the fears that a problem in the smoldering circuit board could put cars on fire. The models which have been called back are from November 2006 to January 2011.

It includes various models of Cooper such as Cooper S, Cooper S Countryman, and Cooper JCW. Explaining about the fault the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said, "The electric auxiliary water pump that cools the turbocharger has an electronic circuit board that can malfunction and overheat”.

The decision has been taken after a report came that suggested for a recall as 12 car engines have caught fire. In another similar incident, eight cars parked in the same row caught fire and this issue raised a concern among people that they would have lost their lives if they would have been standing near those cars.

BMW officials said that the re-done cars would retain its old looks, but there would be minor changes to make sure that the car engine remains safe. The recall came at the time when German automakers BMW are preparing for mini cooper that would be presented in 2013.

This yet to be unveiled car would have some really exciting features such as convertible dash design, instrument cluster that mimics the new S1 sedan. It seems the conventional centre-mounted speedometer would no longer be present in the new 2013 mini cooper.

It has also been reported that the new car would also have three-cylinder engine in addition to petrol and diesel options. Auto experts said that there are chances that the recall news could bring some decline in the number of interested people for yet another novel model of Mini Cooper.


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