Fire hazard causes Mini Cooper recall

January 16, 2012 3:38:04 PM PST
Nearly 90,000 Mini Coopers are being recalled because of a possible fire hazard.

The recall involves certain 2006 through 2011 vehicles, including some Mini Cooper Clubman and Mini Cooper convertibles.

So far, there have been 12 complaints about fires.

In eight cases the fire occurred while the Mini Cooper was parked with the engine off.

An investigation found that a faulty circuit board in a water pump can overheat and cause a fire.