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Mini Countryman PHEV (2020)

Published on 13 October 2020

Problem description:

A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging due to a particle in the form of a welding bead.

This may trigger a chain reaction in the battery, increasing the risk of fire.

The Mini Countryman PHEV models affected by this recall were manufactured between 4 June and 16 July 2020.

BMW recall code: 0061530500, 0061550500

Source: Rapex Alert 41/2020 A12/01343/20

We wrote about the problem in the article BMW urges owners not to charge its plug-in hybrid models, announces a recall




Type of alertSerious
MakeMini
ModelCountryman
Production period4. 6. 2020 - 16. 7. 2020
RiskFire
Type/number of modelType-approval number: e1*2007/46*1682, Type: 374
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also insee the source
Measures taken by economic operatorsRecall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex20201009

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Mini dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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