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Mini Clubman Recalls

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08/30/12 BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 mini cooper clubman and cooper s clubman vehicles manufactured from february 8, 2011, through may 11, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicles safety standard no. 101, "controls and displays." these vehicles are equipped with a european specification tachometer that uses brake-system telltales/symbols that do not meet u.s. requirements.

In the event of an abs system problem, only the the outer circle of the symbol illuminates, not the abs letters. as such, the driver may be unaware that there is a problem with the abs, increasing the risk of a crash.

All affected vehicles have been repaired at dealerships. therefore, an owner notification letter will not be issued for this campaign. owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/29/12 BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 mini cooper s, 2008-2011 mini cooper s clubman, 2009-2011 mini cooper s convertible, 2009-2011 mini cooper jcw, 2009-2011 mini cooper jcw clubman, 2009-2011 cooper jcw convertible, and 2011 cooper s countryman passenger cars manufactured from november 14, 2006, through january 18, 2011. the electric auxiliary water pump that cools the turbocharger has an electronic circuit board that can malfunction and overheat.

The circuit board may smolder which could result in a vehicle fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump free of charge. the safety recall beganduring february 2012. owners may contact BMW at 1-866-275-6464.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/16/08 BMW is recalling 560 my 2009 jcw (john cooper works) and jcw clubman vehicles equipped with 16 inch diameter front brake discs rather than 17 inch discs. under conditions of intense brake usage, braking performance would be reduced.

Depending on traffic and road conditions, as well as a driver's reactions, reduced brake performance could increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the front brake discs and pads and, if necessary, replace them. the recall began on october 16, 2008. owners may contact BMW/mini at 1-866-275-6464 or by e-mail at mini.assistance@askminiusa.com..

Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xdrive, 550i gran turismo, 550i gran turismo xdrive, 750i, 750li, 750i xdrive, 750li xdrive, 760li, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, x6 xdrive50i, x6 m, activehybrid7, mini cooper s convertible, john cooper works (jcw) convertible, cooper s countryman, cooper s countryman all4, cooper s, jcw, cooper s clubman, jcw clubman, cooper s roadster, jcw roadster, cooper s coupe, jcw coupe and rolls-royce ghost, 2011 BMW x6 hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i coupe, 650i xdrive coupe, 650i convertible and 650i xdrive convertible vehicles. the electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat.

If the circuit board were to overheat, it can increase the risk of a fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge. depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. owners will be notified of the recall beginning june 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available. owners may contact BMW customer service at BMW 1-800-525-7417, mini at 1-866-825-1525, or rolls-royce at 1-877-877-3735. note: BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Engine BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xdrive, 550i gran turismo, 550i gran turismo xdrive, 750i, 750li, 750i xdrive, 750li xdrive, 760li, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, x6 xdrive50i, x6 m, activehybrid7, mini cooper s convertible, john cooper works (jcw) convertible, cooper s countryman, cooper s countryman all4, cooper s, jcw, cooper s clubman, jcw clubman, cooper s roadster, jcw roadster, cooper s coupe, jcw coupe and rolls-royce ghost, 2011 BMW x6 hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i coupe, 650i xdrive coupe, 650i convertible and 650i xdrive convertible vehicles. the electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat.

If the circuit board were to overheat, it can increase the risk of a fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge. depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. owners will be notified of the recall beginning june 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available. owners may contact BMW customer service at BMW 1-800-525-7417, mini at 1-866-825-1525, or rolls-royce at 1-877-877-3735. note: BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2017 BMW 640i, 640i xdrive, 650i, 650i xdrive, m6, 535i, 535i xdrive, 430i, 430i xdrive, 440i, 440i xdrive, m4, x1 sdrive28i, x1 xdrive28i, i3, i8, rolls-royce dawn, mini clubman cooper, clubman cooper s, cooper all4, cooper s all4, mini 4-door cooper, cooper s, mini 2-door cooper, cooper s, john cooper works and 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xdrive, 535i, 535i xdrive, 550i, 550i xdrive, m5 and 535d vehicles. the affected vehicles have seat- mounted side air bag inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash.

If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the seat-mounted air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. the recall began february 6, 2017. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 mini clubman vehicles manufactured august 19, 2015, through july 14, 2016. the side curtain air bags for the front seat occupants may deploy in the intended positions in the event of a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 226, "ejection mitigation."

If a side curtain air bag does not inflate as intended in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the front seat occupants.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the driver and passenger side curtain air bag covers, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin september 12, 2016. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at customerrelations@BMWusa.com.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Mini Clubman Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.