BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Mini Cooper S, 2008-2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper S Convertible, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW, 2009-2011 Mini Cooper JCW Clubman, 2009-2011 Cooper JCW Convertible, and 2011 Cooper S Countryman passenger cars manufactured from November 14, 2006, through January 18, 2011.
The electric auxiliary water pump that cools the turbocharger has an electronic circuit board that can malfunction and overheat.
NHTSA campaign id number: 12V008000
NHTSA action number: PE11036
Component: Engine and engine cooling
Potential number of units affected: 88,911
The circuit board may smolder which could result in a vehicle fire.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during February 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-866-275-6464.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to Safercar.
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