AutoGyaan: BMW recalls 89,000 Minis
The German automaker BMW, has recalled 89,000 of its sub brand Minis cars in the US market. The US traffic safety agency announced Sunday, citing the threat of a smoldering circuit board that could set the cars on fire.
The electric auxiliary water pump that cools the turbocharger has an electronic circuit board that can malfunction and overheat,”
-the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The strange thing is that the recall is not only of a particular model but of various cars built through 2006-2011, several models of Mini roadsters including the Cooper S, Cooper S Countryman, and Cooper JCW convertible are included in the list.
BMW said that all water pumps of the recalled cars will be replaced free of charge.