Even the first month of 2012 isn’t over and the German Manufacturer has recalled around 235,535 vehicles from the Mini range, and according to a report on CNN is because of a faulty electric water pump for the turbocharger.
It is also been reported that the pump may cause the connected electronic circuit to overheat, which can then smoke or even worse catch fire. BMW has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but some Mini models have caught fire in the same way.
BMW is still looking at the root of the problem to see if it is related or simply coincidental, and so far there have been 81 cases of the problem in the Mini Coopers around the world. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries so far according to BMW.
Models involved in the recall include model years between 2007 and 2011 Mini Cooper S convertibles and hatchbacks. Also the three door Mini Cooper Clubman S, Mini Cooper Countryman S, along with the John Cooper Works version of the Mini Cooper. All non-turbocharged Minis are not affected by the recall.