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BMW Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works Water Pump Fire Recall - UPDATED


Recall Summary

BMW are recalling over 30,000 Mini Cooper S and Mini John Cooper Works cars due to the potential for a water pump to overheat which can lead to a fire.


Recall Issue

In January 2012 BMW recalled 29,868 BMW Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works cars. At the end of April 2012 they added 506 more. If you have previously checked with your garage and they told you that your Mini was not being recalled, you might want to check again!

On some Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works cars the engines are fitted with an additional water pump for the turbo charger. There is a possibility of overheating of the circuit board, in extreme cases such overheating of the circuit board can lead to smouldering of the water pump. If smouldering occurs, an engine compartment fire and vehicle fire could occur.

BMW are recalling the affected Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works cars and replacing the water pump with a new more robust version.


BMW Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works Cars Affected By This Recall

There are now 30,374 cars affected by this recall.

This recall affects the following models:-

  • Cooper S models - Hatchback, Clubman, Convertible, Countryman and All 4 Countryman
  • John Cooper Works models - Hatchback, Clubman and Convertible

What Should BMW Mini Owners Do?

If you have, or believe you may have, one of the affected Cooper S or John Cooper Works cars then please contact your local dealer.


Recall Launched

January 2012.