Vehicles Affected: Approximately 86,000 model-year 2002-05 Mini Cooper and Cooper S cars, and model-year 2005 Cooper and Cooper S convertibles
The Problem: Temporary or permanent loss of the electro-hydraulic steering assistance will require extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the electro-hydraulic power steering system, and replace the components and wiring as necessary for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mini will begin notifying owners on Dec. 1. Owners can call the automaker at 866-825-1525, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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