Federal Safety Officials Investigating Mini Cooper Engine Fires

Federal investigators have launched a probe relating to a possible auto defect in Mini Cooper sport coupes, according to Consumer Reports. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials say they have received about a dozen complaints of engine compartment fires in Mini Cooper S vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years, including the Clubman and Convertible models. Eight of these complaints state that the engine fires happened when the engine was off. Five of the fires resulted in total loss of the vehicle. So far no injuries have been reported. However NHTSA decided to take up the issue because the Mini Cooper engine fire complaints have been on the rise. The results of this investigation will determine if a broader recall involving 36,000 vehicles is necessary. Meanwhile, the agency is asking anyone who has had a similar problem with his or her Mini Cooper to file a complaint with NHTSA. This is a post from BestAttorney.com – BISNAR | CHASE California Personal Injury Lawyers

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