Mini Coopers Under Investigation For Reports of Engine Fires
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating Mini Cooper cars after receiving reports of engine fires, according to recent news sources.
The complaints were made about the 2007 and 2008 model years of the Mini Cooper S models. Twelve complaints total were filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigations. Eight of those reported that the fire started when the engine was turned off, and five allege that the fire rendered the car damaged beyond repair.
Approximately 36,000 Mini Cooper S models were sold. No one has been injured in relation to this investigation as of yet. The NHTSA will continue to investigate the situation to find whether a recall is necessary.
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