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MINI Cooper Engine Issues Declared in Lawsuit

April 17, 2016 — — Alleged MINI Cooper engine problems have actually triggered a proposed class-action suit that names the 2009-2014 MINI Cooper as the problematic cars which contain a flaw concerning the lubrication of the engines. The MINI Cooper engine suit alleges the vehicles are malfunctioning because their seals are made from a material that is prone to breaking. When the seals fracture, fluids meant to lubricate the engine leakage out of the system, which then causes getting too hot and engine damage. The MINI Cooper engine lubrication system is consisted of the oil filter real estate system, gaskets, valve covers, oil filter, oil pumps, oil feed lines, oil pan, valves and seals. The complainant claims the vehicles deal with design or production defect(s) that cause the engine lubrication system’& rsquo; s parts, consisting of the oil filter real estate device, oil pump, and air pump assemblies, to abnormally wear at the seals and leakage engine oil. The plaintiff alleges BMW knew, or should have learnt about the flaws since 2011 but cannot divulge the problem and actively concealed it. According to the grievance, a major safety threat exists because the car can all of a sudden lose oil pressure throughout operation and need instant shut-off or cause the engine to get too hot. The lawsuit references numerous technical service publications (TSB) that were sent to MINI dealers worrying the supposed problems in the engine lubrication system. For instance, on or about June 1, 2012, BMW released TSB 11-03-12 covering 2005-2013 Mini Cooper automobiles, informing its dealerships the “& ldquo; engine oil pan gasket replacement need to not be utilized due to [sic] sealing flange ending up being deformed.” & rdquo; On or about January 1, 2014, BMW issued TSB 11-01-12, covering 2005-2013 Mini Cooper cars, informing its dealers that “& ldquo; an oil leak might happen, due to the compromised oil pump volume control solenoid valve.” & rdquo; On April 14, 2014, BMW issued TSB 11-01-14, covering 2014 Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S cars, …
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New Audi mid-engine sports car to slot in below R8?Don’t get too thrilled since we have actually been here a few times currently however according to the latest reports out of Germany Audi is planning a brand-new mid-engine sports car to slot between the TT and R8. AutoBild reports that Audi is taking a look at releasing a new sports car based on the bones of the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. The vehicle is said to be described internally as PO455 and if constructed would likely be called an R6. HAVE A LOOK AT: Second Aston Martin Vulcan shows up in the U.S. You’ll recall that Audi has actually presented a few mid-engine sports car concepts over the last few years, including 2010’s popular Quattro idea. And, after a flurry of reports, talk of any production variation, previously tipped to be called an R4, went dead. So what’s various this time around? Well, Audi is lastly buckling down about its efficiency department, which was recently rebranded Audi Sport. The division selected previous Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann as its brand-new head and is planning an onslaught of brand-new RS automobiles– and potentially a brand-new R-badged sports car also. At this moment, though, it’s all speculative, so hold out for a concept and some type of official verification prior to you burst the piggy bank. _______________________________________ Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube … See all stories on this topic

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