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Old 01-14-2012, 09:07 AM
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NHSTA MINI 2007- 2011 Recall

I have been signed up on the NHTSA Website for many years to receive Recall Notices and just recevied this this morning, thought you all would be interested...


NHTSA Campaign ID Number :12V008
Manufacturer :BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCMake / Model Years :MINI / 2007-2011
Subject : AUXILIARY WATER PUMP/POSSIBLE FIRE




Thank you,
Recalls Subscription Team
Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
 

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:36 AM
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Thanks, i guess i should get something in the mail soon...
 

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:28 PM
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Looks like I am safe.
 
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Woo! just made it to the safe-zone in my 2012!
 
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Thanks RJ, it looks like they found the smoking gun ... ah, water pump
 
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When did this announcement come out?
 
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When did this announcement come out?

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls...h&summary=true
 
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:52 PM
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Glad once again that I have an R53.
 
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Originally Posted by countryboyshane View Post
When did this announcement come out?
My e-mail Date Stamp: Saturday, January 14, 2012 4:00 AM
 
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non-s here, so i guess i'm safe... better get my next service done b4 they get swamped with recall fixes
 
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"DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WATER PUMP FREE OF CHARGE" (on turbo models)

nice that they'll replace a wear & tear item that costs hundreds to replace when it normally goes out.
 
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Hmm, no 2012...
 
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is the date of manufactur on the car somewhere?
 
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I am just wondering how the new pump is replaced? Does it require taking off the whole front section of the car (bumper, radiator, intercooler, etc) or by taking off turbo from the top?
Anyone?
 

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Originally Posted by Tata Steva View Post
I am just wondering how the new pump is replaced? Does it require taking off the whole front section of the car (bumper, radiator, intercooler, etc) or by taking off turbo from the top?
Anyone?
TaTa Steva I'd say your best bet is to maybe check out www.realoem.com and see what the schematics show.
 
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Originally Posted by reducati View Post
is the date of manufactur on the car somewhere?
Reducati another question www.realoem.com would be able to answer for you...you put in the last 7 Digits of your VIN and it will tell you MM/YYYY.
 
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rj...thanks.....4/11 so i guess im good to go!!!
 
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........ dang that must be costing them a fortune!
 
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rj...thanks.....4/11 so i guess im good to go!!!
You are very welcome Reducati...I'm glad I could help!!
 
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Originally Posted by Tata Steva View Post
I am just wondering how the new pump is replaced? Does it require taking off the whole front section of the car (bumper, radiator, intercooler, etc) or by taking off turbo from the top?
Anyone?
You can see it from under the car, just below the oil filter housing, doesn't look too hard to replace, a couple of water lines, attachment bolts and electrical connector.
 
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Kind of a drag they won't work on it until I actually get the letter.
 
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Wow, looks like I get another free dealership carwash! I was just there last week for warranty replacement of fuel pump and carbon cleaning at 21K. Just put in a catch can this morning. These motors aren't maintenance free are they?
 
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http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/16/auto...call/index.htm

probably explains a ton of water pump issues and engine fires on this forum.
 
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Originally Posted by gothmdoc View Post
http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/16/auto...call/index.htm

probably explains a ton of water pump issues and engine fires on this forum.
Wow, read the comment section. Lots of chest-beating going on. Some people are just ignorant.
 

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