According to an article on CNN Money, 89,000 Mini Coopers have been recalled by BMW due to a fire risk. A computer circuit board that controls the turbocharger cooling system can fail, causing the water pump to smolder, or in more serious cases, can cause a fire in the engine department.
This same problem affected BMW cars and Rolls-Royces, prompting an earlier recall of those vehicles.
There have been 81 cases of water pump failure in Mini Coopers globally, including 4 engine compartment fires. Worldwide, 235,535 Mini Coopers have been recalled.
Affected cars include some model year 2007 through 2011 Mini Cooper S hatchbacks and convertibles, Mini Cooper Clubman S (the longer, three-door Mini), Mini Cooper Countryman S (the larger, four-door SUV Mini), and John Cooper Works high-performance versions of the Mini Cooper. However, non-turbocharged Minis are not involved in the recall.
To confirm if your vehicle is part of the recall, you should contact your Mini Cooper dealer. They are replacing auxiliary water pumps on the recalled vehicles.