BMW Recalls 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman Vehicles Missing Protection Plate
A fuel leak may occur during a crash, possibly causing a fire
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vehicles. These vehicles may be missing a crash protection plate near the high pressure fuel pump, which may result in a fuel leak in the event of a crash. About 9,953 vehicles are affected.
What's the problem?
BMW became aware of a problem at an engine assembly line on August 7, 2018 and conducted an engineering evaluation. Vehicles produced at a single engine production plant are missing the crash protection plate.
Without the crash protection plate, the fuel pump can become damaged in the event of a crash causing a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire. This recall involves MINI Cooper Countryman (including Countryman All4) vehicles with B36M engines produced December 30, 2016 to July 19, 2018.
What happens next?
The manufacturer will notify owners and dealers will install a crash protection plate free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact MINI customer service at (866) 825-1525.