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07-08 R56 NHTSA Complaints--Spontaneous engine bay fires

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Don't wait for the recall notice, contact your local dealer ASAP

I contacted Braman in West Palm Beach, FL this morning after reading the recall news and they are getting the recall kits by end of this week/beginning of next week. Since I bought my Clubman there, they already had my information and was able to identify my 2008 Clubman S as part of the recall. Also the dealer rep told me to not park in a garage or near any other vehicles till the car was fixed. Don't wait for the recall notice, just call your dealer immediately.
 
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:18 AM
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I live 2 miles from Braman, might give them a call later today to see if I can schedule a visit already!
 
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Was at dealership today, I have a 2010 and they said i WILL get the letter and my car will need a new secondary water pump that feeds the turbo. This is the part that is going to be recalled.
 
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:13 PM
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I was just at the dealer for service today too and they put me on a local contact list to get notified and scheduled as soon as they get all the parts in for the recall. They said I'd get a letter from Mini too but it's best to get on a local list at your dealer too.
 
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It made the New York Times which said 89,000 cars were recalled! http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012...emc=wheelsema2

It does take a while to produce 89,000 extra auxiliary water pumps, get them distributed and send out notices to owners and dealers. Then there will likely be a service backup at your local dealer, when you finally take it in in March they will find 4 other things wrong with your car that need repair or service so they can make some money off you and not just the factory reimbursement.

At least we hopefully get a free coolant change when they swap out the water pump. I trust they are not cheap enough to put the old coolant back in!
 
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Just spoke with service advisor here in Phoenix. He indicated they were not expecting replacement parts until mid-/late-February. He further said he was told that MINI was going to be sending out recall notices in three tiers (waves?), organized by VIN.

Now, where to park the MINI for the next two months?
 
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:37 PM
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Auxiliary water pump

Our ’08 S (54K) went to service today, smoking from leaking turbo seals, leaking valve cover, overheating (one time red light), intermittent yellow CEL. It happened suddenly! Codes thrown were the usual for misfires and also 0x2F37 for the Auxiliary water pump (according to last year’s download from minitechinfo) but which 2011 Bentley identifies as turbo overboost condition (from the bad seals?). BMW web suggested changing the DME—bizarre. Excess heat warped the scoop too. Unnerving coincidence given the latest recall. Meanwhile, we wait.
 
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:41 PM
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Bad aux water pump cause all that?

Originally Posted by pedroa1 View Post
Our ’08 S (54K) went to service today, smoking from leaking turbo seals, leaking valve cover, overheating (one time red light), intermittent yellow CEL. It happened suddenly! Codes thrown were the usual for misfires and also 0x2F37 for the Auxiliary water pump (according to last year’s download from minitechinfo) but which 2011 Bentley identifies as turbo overboost condition (from the bad seals?). BMW web suggested changing the DME—bizarre. Excess heat warped the scoop too. Unnerving coincidence given the latest recall. Meanwhile, we wait.
Is it safe to say that it's likely that the bad or failing water (coolant) pump caused the seals, et al damage you mentioned?
 
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:43 AM
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by pedroa1 View Post
Our ’08 S (54K) went to service today, smoking from leaking turbo seals, leaking valve cover, overheating (one time red light), intermittent yellow CEL. It happened suddenly! Codes thrown were the usual for misfires and also 0x2F37 for the Auxiliary water pump (according to last year’s download from minitechinfo) but which 2011 Bentley identifies as turbo overboost condition (from the bad seals?). BMW web suggested changing the DME—bizarre. Excess heat warped the scoop too. Unnerving coincidence given the latest recall. Meanwhile, we wait.
I doubt a bad aux pump caused all this. The pumps do fail just like any other part but these only work on shut down. You probably had a primary water pump fail.
 
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I called my dealer today, Passport Mini of Alexandria, (VA),spoke to my terrific service advisor David Rockwell about getting on the early notice list for the recall. I now have an appointment for tomorrow!
 
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Originally Posted by clutchless View Post
I called my dealer today, Passport Mini of Alexandria, (VA),spoke to my terrific service advisor David Rockwell about getting on the early notice list for the recall. I now have an appointment for tomorrow!
Could you please post what parts were replaced and the part numbers. I need to compare with a recent inferno due to the water pump. I appreciate it...
 
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Could you please post what parts were replaced and the part numbers. I need to compare with a recent inferno due to the water pump. I appreciate it...
Just got my car back today. Looking at the paperwork, it looks like the part number is 115010 (either that or maybe 11-53-7-546-422), but it's kind of hard to figure out what's actually the part number on the invoice. RealOEM.com says the old part was 11537619360 and the new one is 11537630368.

Also had my timing chain tensioner replaced under warranty. I love my dealership!
 
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Just had a chance to look at my details and it is indeed part # 11-53-7-630368 listed. Hope this helps!
 
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My record states perform 17 02 12 Aux W/P Recall. Replaced Aux Water Pump

"Additional water pump" is the part name, number: 11-53-7-630-368
"Hose Clamp": 11-53-6-546-422
And they topped off the coolant as they had to drain some out to do the repair.
 
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:56 AM
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Just received my recalled R55 from Braman, took about 6 hours to fix. All is well and drving fine. They replaced the following parts:

11-53-7-630-368 Additional Water Pump:115010
82-14-2-209-769 Antifreeze/Coolant - Quart:832540
11-53-7-546-422 Hose Clamp:11509953 - 2 clamps

and the usual carwash and vacuum of the interior. Braman provided a rental loaner for the night. Not bad, thanks Braman WPB.
 
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Originally Posted by OPC View Post
Just spoke with service advisor here in Phoenix. He indicated they were not expecting replacement parts until mid-/late-February. He further said he was told that MINI was going to be sending out recall notices in three tiers (waves?), organized by VIN.

Now, where to park the MINI for the next two months?

Update: MINI of Tempe is now scheduling appointments. Call up the service desk and have your VIN handy. Very nice lady will look up your VIN and call you back for an appointment if your MINI is affected.

MINI of Tempe: 800.648.1641
 
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Now here is a wierd coincidence. My '07 S began to leak coolant from somewhere underneath the other day. Put it up on the ramps, crawled under it, looks like the coolant is coming from where one of the hoses meet what I think is the main water pump, not entirely sure, its high up on the back side of the engine slightly right of center, near impossible to see, even from underneath. The coincidence? It started that day after I read the article that I stumbled across about the recall *insert Twilight Zone Theme*

Anybody ever have this problem? The reason I ask is my nearest dealer is about two hours away, and I'm a bit wary of driving that far with a coolant leak. I don't want to have the sudden great white volcano from under the hood on the way there, but the price of a tow, well, ouch also.

And where exactly is the secondary pump that they are going to swap out located?
 
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:37 PM
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I'm having the same problem...recent coolant leak coming from I can't figure out where. Thought it was my W2A intercooler setup but it's most certainly not that (coolant level for that hasn't dropped lol)

Anyone have any idea where this secondary pump is located.

I despise my dealer and will never bring my car there ever again so I need to look at doing this myself.
 
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:44 AM
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Anyone have any idea where this secondary pump is located.
See diagram in posting #91.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...43-post91.html
 
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:51 AM
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Awesome! Thank you, shouldn't be too hard to replace then. I've had everything all apart there at some point already. I wondered what that thing was when I was replacing the turbo and all it's coolant hoses/oil lines.
 
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:03 PM
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If you are looking for a coolant leak, don't ignore the thermostat housing. It is located on the opposite end of the engine from the main water pump. It is a complicated plastic housing that tends to split and leak. Just replaced mine about 6 weeks ago.
 
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recalls, service & dealerships

Had a 2002 Mini. Later bought 2007-S with automatic trans. Service & recalls depend much on dealership. I was not, happy with dealer I bought both cars from - only dealer in town at that time. New dealer moved in town - a Penske dealership - big difference. They take care of things including two major recalls. I am now satisfied Mini owner.

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My dealer is also a Penske dealership. They provide service, not excuses.
 
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my god, the Mini is a POS
 
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