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Mini recall affects almost 30,000 UK cars

A total of 29,868 Minis in the UK are being recalled by BMW following concerns of a fault with an electric water pump.

The fault, which could be a fire risk, relates to Cooper S and John Cooper Works models built at Plant Oxford between March 2006 and January 2011.

The recall involves 235,000 cars worldwide.

BMW said the issue had been picked up by internal quality control, and it was investigating one incident in the UK of an engine-related fire caused by the fault.

There have been no reports of any injuries or road accidents resulting from it worldwide.

Customers will receive a letter inviting them to have the water pump replaced for free at a Mini dealership. The upgrade work takes about an hour.

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