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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,400 miles

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2010 Mini Cooper S steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152010

Cooper S

  • 39,400 miles


MINICooper S convertible 2006, less than 40K miles. I was driving for maybe 6 miles and while I was making a left hand turn I felt the steering wheel was not functioning correctly and the car was moving very oddly so I pull over immediately to check what's wrong with the car. Noticing the smoke form the hood before I got out the car and thought my car was over heated. I thought I would just call the roadside service to help. But what had took place next was something I can only imagine from a movie set....smoke..heavy smoke...flame fire. Fire department came and they would not able to open the hood so instead they cut the hood open and was able to put off the fire. The car was total. I just had the service one month ago at the dealer (replace battery, wheel alignment, rotation tires and 32 point inspection)and like all the previous services was done at the dealer. I don't know what exactly had happen to the car, my insurance co claimed that there is no recall by BMW/MINIon the car so they don't see the point to spend money and time to check into what had caused the fire...but I wanted to know as a car owner and a near death experience. I think I am entitle to and to prevent this happen to more MINIowner. Please help!

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

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