Following on from the US MINI Recall, MINI UK is to recall 29,000 MINI Cooper S and MINI JCW models to fix a faulty circuit board.
Yesterday we reported that MINI in the US is to recall 89,000 MINI Coopers to fix a faulty circuit board on the turbo’s auxiliary water pump, and we now learn the recall will be worldwide – although is DOESN’T include the MINI Cooper.
It seems the US authorities got it all in a bit of a muddle and included the MINI Cooper in the recall announcement, even though it doesn’t have a turbo and the recall relates to a potentially faulty circuit board on the auxiliary water pumps that cool the turbos. So the US announcement is to be amended today.
As far as the UK is concerned, the recall is for MINI Cooper S and MINI JCW models built between 2006 and 2011, and affects around 29,000 cars. The potentially faulty circuit board – which has caused around a dozen reported fires in the US – is to be changed, and MINI owners affected in the UK will be getting letters over the next few weeks so they can book their cars in to their MINI dealers for the replacement part.
The risk of fire is minuscule, but if you’re worried, or if you’re outside the MINI dealer network and are worried MINI won’t contact you, you can call MINI Customer Service on 0870 5050160