235,000 Mini Coopers recalled over fire risk

But a spokesman insisted the vehicles remain safe to drive and there is a “very
low incidence” of the fault.

“In more extreme cases, it could create a heat build-up in the wiring and
some smouldering,” he said.

“Potentially it could cause a fire.

“We are not aware of any accidents or injuries connected with this.

“The important thing is that when people receive the letter, they simply
go to their dealer and get a new water pump fitted if there is a problem.”

Now more than 50 years old, the Mini – in its various forms – has been one of
the most successful and loved cars of all time.

Launched in 1959, it was dubbed the “classless car” with its drivers
ranging from factory workers to film stars.

The make, which was born at a plant in Oxford, was relaunched by car giant BMW
in 2001.

A review on motoring programme Top Gear’s website described the Mini John
Cooper Works as the “ultimate Mini with pretty close to ultimate

Promoted as the “big bad bruiser” of the Mini fleet, it has a top
speed of 148mph and basic prices are around £22,390.

The Mini Cooper S, which has a top speed of 142mph, came up trumps in 2006
when it was voted “the most fun car we’ve driven this year,” by
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his team.

The model has a basic price of around £18,000.

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