Mini News R50, R52 & R53 Steering Pumps Recalled in Canada

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  1. Nathan

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    #1 Nathan, Feb 2, 2012
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    Transport Canada has issued an official recall for all 2002-2005 MINI steering pumps. It’s a common problem that has plagued R50, R52 and R53 MINIs for years. Here’s the official description:

    Transport Canada Recall notice

    So what about the US? As we’ve reported, the NHTSA is investigating the issue and will likely make a decision whether or not to announce a recall of their own later this year.

    Source: MotoringFile
     
  2. KC Jr 54

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    So, what about those individuals that already replaced the part ?

    VERY good news in general though !
     
  3. Metalman

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    Word to the wise, always keep those repair receipts filed away somewhere. They could come in handy.
    Certainly good news.....
    I would bet our government will now act as well......

    Ahhhhh, Thanks Canada....:D
     
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    I kept my repair slip, I think it was 6 or 7 hundred.
     
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    Thanks again CANADA ! :Thumbsup: This is awesome.

    Whoo Hoo free OEM dealership parts comming in the future. :Thumbsup:
     
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    #6 Norm03s, Feb 3, 2012
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    You know, I have always liked CANADA.
    This is great news, come on NHTSA we aren't making this stuff up you know.
     
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    Transport Canada kind of forces NHTSA's hand. What's NHTSA going to say..... Ahhhhh no.... No problem here, let's move on.....:eek:
     
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    So does the pump have to completely fail, or will slow leaking qualify?
     
  9. Nathan

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    First the pump needs to be on one of about 9200 Canadian MINI's ....

    That is till NHSTA pulls it head out of the sand.
     
  10. Crashton

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    The odd thing to me is that the 2006 R50, R52 & R53 are not included. They also are not part of the NHTSA investigation. Hmmm?????

    I'd hate to lose the steering on my 2006 & plunge through the front window of the local MINI showroom. :biggrin5:
     
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    See how you R53 riders are? R56 has a recall, now you whiners have to jump on and try to get one... Geeesh! :D
     
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    Out of left field, don't you think you're in the wrong forum.:skep:
     
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    And to think, you R56 owner's thought only our superchagers whined! :wink:
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing?????? :D
     
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    I'm wondering if there was possibly a running change made to the p/s pumps & the 2006 & up have a new more durable design. I'm at 102,000 & mine is working fine. I have replaced 3 P/S cooling fans in that time.
     
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    Was looking under my 2006 and it sure as hell is leaking.
     
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    What about the car? :lol:
     
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    Heh, Heh, Heh.....

    Just about any doctor and a little operation can fix that for you.....:D
     
  20. minimi

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    I had a power steering issue last year. I will ask them about this next time I am in there.
     

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