According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 89,911 units of Mini Cooper vehicles due to faulty water pump controllers that can potentially result in engine fire.
The company, BMW, announced the recall in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after it was found that the circuit board which controls the water pump that cools down the turbocharger can malfunction, resulting in a possible engine fire. The recalled vehicle models are the 2007-2011 Mini Cooper S, 2008-2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper S Convertible, 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW, 2009 Mini Cooper JCW Clubman, 2010-2011 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible.
The company will reportedly begin notifying owners to take their vehicles to their local dealer for a free inspection and replacement of the faulty component. Consumers can also contact the company directly at 866-275-6464 for additional information.
As a Riverside personal injury lawyer, I appreciate all efforts being made to ensure consumer products are made safer for those who use them. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney Riverside to learn about the legal options available to you.