Mini Engineering Analysis EA08020: EXHAUST PIPE BURNS

2008 Mini Cooper Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


Engine And Engine Cooling:Exhaust System

BMW will conduct a safety recall (08V-657) on 28,450 MINICooper S vehicles manufactured from November 18, 2006 through July 8, 2008.dealers will install modified exhaust pipe tips that do not extend beyond the rear bumper.the two exhaust pipe tips of the subject vehicles exit the underside of the vehicle at the center of the vehicle and extend beyond the rear bumper.the complainants reported being burned on their legs when they inadvertently touched the exposed hot exhaust pipe tips while removing items of cargo from the rear of their vehicle via the hatch back door.some complainants reported being burned on more than one occasion or that other family members were also burned.the 50 injuries reported in this investigation include significant second degree burns causing blistered and scared skin and one incident resulted in a third degree burn.this investigation also resulted in an initial decision of a defect.for information regarding the initial decision and details of the investigation see documents, inrm-EA08020-31646.pdf (initial decision letter) and inir-EA08020-31648.pdf (initial decision report), in the investigation file.this investigation is closed.
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Date Opened
AUG 29, 2008
Date Closed
JAN 02, 2009
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