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2003 Mini Cooper fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012004


  • miles


Driving home the car stalled and caught fire. MINIusa experts were unable to diagnose the root of the fire. The consumer spoke to 2 other different car experts who were positive that the problem was a defective fuel line that continued to pump fuel all over the engine parts.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004


  • miles
Re; fire in MINICooper. The consumer stated that the fire immediately burned through the inside of the new vehicle and engulfed the entire vehicle with flames. Experts tell the consumer that the fire is a result of a defective fuel line that continued to pump fuel all over the car and engine parts.

- Washington, DC, USA

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