2002 Mini COOPER S Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2002 Mini COOPER S Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID852408
 Internal NHTSA #10395093
 ManufacurerBMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
 BrandMINI
 ModelCOOPER S
 Model Year2002
 File date30/03/11
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemA fire was caused by the failure of the power steering cooling fan. At some point the day of the incident the fan seized and the resulting electrical resistance in the main wiring harness caused the wiring harness to heat to a point of melting some of the plastic wire insulation allowing for direct wire to wire contact and resulted in an electrical fire between the engine and the passenger compartment. The resulting fire completely disabled the vehicle's electrical system and requires at minimum the replacement of the entire main wiring harness. Event description after a short drive (less than 2 miles on a cold engine) the vehicle was parked. After the engine was turned off smoke was seen rising from the vehicle engine compartment. Upon raising the hood, flames were seen between the engine and the passenger compartment reflecting off both fire walls. 2 fire extinguishers were required to put out the flames after the battery was disconnected. Total loss of the vehicle to fire was prevented by the owners actions.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure45000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issuePORTABLE SAFETY COMPLAINT FORM (PDF)
 City and StateLAKE BALBOA, CA
VIN pattern WMWRE33492TXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?Y
 Was incedent reported to police?
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase22/09/21
Was original owner?
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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