Regulators probe Mini Cooper
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.