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Mini Cooper Investigated for Engine Fires

Mini Cooper Investigated for Engine Fires

Oct 17, 2011

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Defects Investigation has opened a preliminary evaluation of Mini Cooper S vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The models under investigation include the 2007 and 2008 Mini Cooper S, Cooper S Clubman, Cooper S Convertible and 2008 Cooper Clubman S.

The ODI says it has received 12 complaints of engine compartment fires, with five complaints of “engulfing fires resulting in a total vehicle loss.” Of the 12 complaints, eight said that the fire started while the vehicle was parked and the ignition was off.

“NHTSA said no injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of the fires,” The Detroit News reports.

If you own one of the about 36,000 affected Mini Cooper S vehicles, you can visit and search NHTSA campaign ID number PE11036. If the federal government’s investigation leads to a recall, BMW North America will notify owners of affected vehicles.



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Is the Mini related to the Pinto?

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