The Detroit News-According to the article th Turbo charged Mini Coopers are being recalled because they can catch on fire. BMW is recalling select Mini Coopers, the Cooper S and Clubman models including convertibles, after receiving 12 complaints about fires. These fires occurred in the 2007 and 2008 models. Five of these vehicles were completely engulfed with flames. In eight other cases, fires occurred while the Mini Coopers were parked and the engine was off. After investigation of the Mini Coopers, they were able to pinpoint the problem as being the auxiliary water pump that cools the turbo charger which has an electronic circuit board that can overheat. The cars will be fixed by replacing the water pump.
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