Reg­u­la­tors probe Mini Cooper

Los Angeles Times - - Business -

BMW’s Mini Cooper cars are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the U.S. auto-safety reg­u­la­tor for pos­si­ble de­fects that can cause the power steer­ing to fail, rais­ing the risk of a crash.

Mini Coop­ers from model years 2004 and 2005 have been the sub­ject of 54 com­plaints about un­ex­pected power-steer­ing loss, the Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion said. An es­ti­mated 80,000 ve­hi­cles are sub­ject to the U.S. in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

NHTSA opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the BMW Z4’s power steer­ing in July af­ter 107 com­plaints and one crash that in­volved ve­hi­cles from the 2003 to 2005 model years.

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