BMW’s Mini recalls 235,000 vehicles over faulty pump

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The BMW-owned Mini is recalling 235,000 of its vehicles worldwide after the auto company discovered an electrical water pump fault that could cause fires to occur.

Mini cars affected by the pump fault include the Cooper S and John Cooper Works models built between March 2006 to Jan. 2011, BBC reported

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BMW received a dozen fire complaints where, in some cases, would occur while the vehicle was parked with the engine off.

There have been no reported incidents of any injuries or accidents due to the pump fault. "We are not aware of any accidents or injuries connected with this. The important thing is that when people receive the letter, they simply go to their dealer and get a new water pump fitted if there is a problem,” a spokesman said.

Customers should expect to receive a letter from the automaker to have their water pump replaced. 

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