Mini Cooper Timing Chain Problems May Stem From Defect

December 18, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Consumers who purchased certain Mini Cooper vehicles.
Damages
Timing chain tensioner failure, engine failure, loss of power.
Company(ies)
BMW
Additional Details
Unlike most vehicles, these Mini Coopers use a metal timing chain as opposed to a traditional timing belt.
Date
It is believed that Hardtop (model years 2007 through 2010), Clubman (model years 2008 through 2010), and Convertible (model years 2009 through 2010) Mini Coopers may have been outfitted with defective timing chain tensioners. In January 2008, BMW issued a technical service bulletin addressing the problem, but did not issue any recall.
Type of Lawsuit
Class Action