2005 Mini COOPER S Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2005 Mini COOPER S Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID744276
 Internal NHTSA #10289439
 Model Year2005
 File date22/10/09
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problem2005 mini cooper s. Approximately 63,000 miles. October 22, 2009. I had just gotten home from work and parked in the garage. Going in the house i smelled something burning. After a couple minutes of investigating in the house, i decided to go back into the garage, and find that it is a little smokey. I open the garage door and back the mini out onto the driveway. Now there is smoke streaming from under the hood. I can hear spinning/clicking noises coming from the engine compartment. I open the hood and see flames coming out of the back of the engine, below the exhaust manifold. I emptied 3 fire extinguishers into the engine bay and it was still burning. Called 911. By the time the fire department came, the fire had burned itself out. I was extremely fortunate that i went back into the garage within minutes to investigate, otherwise it could've been a huge car fire and potentially fire damage to the garage and house as well.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure63300
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateFREMONT, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?Y
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase24/03/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Vehicle speed0
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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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