Nearly 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

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Nearly 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Post by Fit4Fun » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:16 am

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01 ... re-hazard/
After an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mini is recalling almost 89,000 of its turbocharged models because they could catch fire when the engine is off.
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Re: Nearly 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Post by potownrob » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:33 am

In a report filed over the weekend, BMW, the parent company of Mini, told the safety agency [NHTSA] that the auxiliary water pump designed to dissipate heat from the turbocharger was the cause of the hazard.

The manufacturer said the pump’s circuit board may malfunction, allowing the board to overheat and the water pump to fail. “In an extreme case,” BMW said, overheating of the circuit board could cause a fire.
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Re: Nearly 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Post by Fit4Fun » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:29 pm

I read months ago there had been reports of spontaneous fires...one reason I did not choose a MINI. :|
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Re: Nearly 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Post by Rope-Pusher » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:36 pm

^ 90 Thousand - Big DEAL! I hear that 2 Brazillion People were killed on that cruise boat capsizing.
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Re: Nearly 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Post by six » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:28 am

How many is a Brazillion?
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Re: Nearly 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Post by theholycow » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:36 am

Duh. It's a zillion bras, brah.
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