RECALL CAMPAIGN 18V-557: INSTALL PROTECTION PLATE ON HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP – 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V557
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 9,953

 

Missing Fuel Pump Crash Protection Plate

Without the crash protection plate, in the event of a crash, the fuel pump can become damaged, causing a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vehicles. These vehicles may be missing a crash protection plate near the high pressure fuel pump, which may result in a fuel leak in the event of a crash.

 

Remedy

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will install a crash protection plate, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your MINI has a Recall

 


SI M13 02 18
Fuel Systems
September 2018
Technical Service

 


UPDATE! RECALL CAMPAIGN 18V-557: INSTALL PROTECTION PLATE ON HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP

New information provided by this revision is preceded by this symbol UPDATE!.

Please perform the procedure outlined in this Service Information on all affected vehicles before customer delivery. In the event the customer has already taken delivery of the vehicle, please perform the procedure the next time the vehicle is in the shop.

This Service Information bulletin replaces SI M13 02 18 dated August 2018

 

What’s New:

  • All information has been updated

MODEL

Engine Model
B36M F60 MINI Cooper Countryman, MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4

 

SITUATION

A crash protection plate was not installed on the high pressure fuel pump.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

This Recall Campaign involves MINI Cooper Countryman (including Countryman All4) vehicles with B36M engines produced December 30, 2016 to July 19, 2018.

Vehicles which require this Recall Campaign to be completed will show it as “Open” when checked either in AIR, the “Service Menu” of DCSnet (Dealer Communication System) or with the Key Reader.

 

CORRECTION

Install the protection plate on the high pressure fuel pump

 

PROCEDURE

Follow the procedure outlined in attachment M13 02 18 Fitting Protective Plate to the High Pressure Pump.pdf

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Description Quantity Part Number
Protective plate 1 13 51 8 653 186
Torx socket with washer 2 13 51 7 632 572

 

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Reimbursement for this Recall repair campaign will be via normal claim entry utilizing the following information:

Defect Code: 0013900200

 

The vehicle is already in the workshop for another repair that includes Main work

Labor Operation: Labor Allowance: Description:
00 66 901 7 FRU Retrofitting of protective plate of the high pressure pump (Plus work)

 

Or:

The vehicle arrives at your dealer for this Recall repair (No other Main work will be performed/claimed during this workshop visit)

Labor Operation: Labor Allowance: Description:
00 66 226 8 FRU Retrofitting of protective plate of the high pressure pump (Main work)

 

TREAD Act – Previous Customer-Pay Repairs

Reimbursement requests for prior customer-pay repairs that specifically address the issue described in this Recall bulletin are not very likely.

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

 

ATTACHMENTS

View PDF attachment 2018-MY2017-19_F60_CrashProtectionPlate-QA-(17Aug2018).

View PDF attachment M130218 Recall Notice.

View PDF attachment M13 02 18 Fitting Protective Plate to the High Pressure Pump.


Installing the Protection Plate to the High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPP)

rear engine to hood seal (1)
  • Remove the rear engine to hood seal (1)
washer hose from the lower cowl cover (1)
  • Unlock the washer hose clip and remove the washer hose from the lower cowl cover (1).
lower cowl cover (1)
  • Remove the lower cowl cover (1)

 

engine acoustic cover (1)
  • Remove the engine acoustic cover (1)
Remove screws (1) for the upper bulkhead cover
  • Remove screws (1) for the upper bulkhead cover

*Installation torque 3Nm

Remove screws for the upper bulkhead cover and the cover for the B+ terminal (1)
  • Remove screws for the upper bulkhead cover and the cover for the B+ terminal (1).

*Installation torque 3Nm

 

Remove the B+ cover (1) and then remove the upper bulkhead cover (2)
  • Remove the B+ cover (1) and then remove the upper bulkhead cover (2).
Remove screw (1) and intake hose clamp (2) from the intake air pipe
Push the intake pipe towards the firewall (1) and remove the high pressure pump insulation cover (2).
  • Push the intake pipe towards the firewall (1) and remove the high pressure pump insulation cover (2).

 

screws that hold down the high pressure pump Warning

  • The installation of the protection bracket requires the removal of both screws that hold down the high pressure pump.  Constant pressure has to be applied to the body of the HPP to keep the pump properly set in the cylinder head!
appropriate length pry bar (1)
  • Using an appropriate length pry bar (1), apply pressure to the top of the high pressure pump (2) using the strut brace (3) as a fulcrum.

*NOTE:  The high pressure pump cannot come out of the mounting flange in the cylinder head during this repair!

*NOTE:  Having an assistant hold pressure on the HPP during the next steps will make the procedure easier.

Remove the left side screw for the high pressure pump (1)
  • Remove the left side screw for the high pressure pump (1).

 

Remove the right side screw for the high pressure pump (1)
  • Remove the right side screw for the high pressure pump (1).
Slide the protection bracket (1)
  • Slide the protection bracket (1) over the high pressure pump and align the bracket with the holes for the HPP screws. Install a new screw (2) into the high pressure pump and tighten hand tight.
Insert a new screw into the left side of the high pressure pump (1)
  • Insert a new screw into the left side of the high pressure pump (1) and hand tighten. Then torque both screws to 12Nm.

 

Reinstall remaining components in reverse order.


SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

 

To: All Center Operators, Sales Managers, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Processor

RE: Delivery Stop & Recall 18V-XXX:  Crash Protection Plate M13 02 18

BMW Group is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall (effective August 20, 2018) on Model Year 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman (including Countryman All4) vehicles with B36M engines.  The production range is December 30, 2016 (Start-of-Production) through August 13, 2018.  The issue involves the crash protection plate for the high pressure fuel pump.  The plate was not installed during production.

Owners will be notified by First Class mail about the Recall and will be instructed to bring their vehicles in for a free repair when parts are available.

Please be reminded that it is a violation of federal law (The Safety Act) for you to sell, lease or deliver any new motor vehicle covered by this notification until the recall repair has been performed.  This means that centers may not legally deliver new motor vehicles to consumers until they are fixed or use/sell replacement equipment/parts subject to this recall.  Note also that substantial civil penalties apply to violations of the Safety Act. 

Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Certified Pre-Owned or used vehicles subject to a safety recall until the repair is completed. 

Please follow any special instructions that we provide to you for the return or disposition of recall parts.  

We appreciate all your assistance with this Recall.


Crash Protection Plate
Safety Recall 18V-xxx
Model Year 2017-2019
MINI Cooper Countryman
Last Updated 08/17/2018

 

Q1. Which MINI models in the US are potentially affected by this Safety Recall? 

Approximately 9,537 Model Year 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman (including Countryman All4) vehicles, produced from December 2016 (Start-of-Production) through August 2018, are potentially affected.

MINI Cooper S Countryman models are not affected.

 

Q2. What is the specific issue?

The crash protection plate for the high pressure fuel pump was not installed during production.  In a front crash of sufficient severity, the fuel pump could become damaged, which could increase the risk of a fuel leak, and in an extreme case, a fire.

 

Q3. What can happen as a result of this issue?

In a crash of sufficient severity, the fuel pump could become damaged, which could increase the risk of a fuel leak, and in an extreme case, a fire.

 

Q4. How did MINI become aware of this issue?

MINI became aware of this issue through its quality control procedures.

 

Q5. Why are other MINI vehicles not included in this Safety Recall?

Other vehicles were equipped with a crash protection plate during production.

 

Q6. Can I determine if this issue exists in my vehicle?

No.

 

Q7. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?

Yes.  When you receive a letter asking you to have this recall performed by an authorized MINI dealer, please do so as soon as possible.  If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.

 

Q8. How will my vehicle be repaired?

The crash protection plate will be installed.

 

Q9. Is MINI aware of any accidents, injuries, or fires involving these MINI vehicles associated with this Safety Recall?

No.

 

Q10. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?

You will receive a letter via First Class mail in October advising you of this recall and to immediately schedule an appointment with an authorized MINI dealer to have this recall performed.

  • You can locate your nearest authorized MINI dealer at miniusa.com/dealer.
  • To ensure MINI has your most recent contact and vehicle information, please register your vehicle at miniusa.com/ol. Registration is free, and will give you access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to your MINI.

 

Q11. Do I have to wait for my letter in order to have my vehicle serviced?

Yes.  We are in the process of implementing this program to ensure that the necessary parts, tools and procedures are available, prior to contacting you to schedule your vehicle to have this safety recall performed.  For the latest updates to this recall, please visit www.miniusa.com/recall.

 


18V-557 Crash Protection Plate Parts Supply

September 13, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V557-9722.pdf

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SI M13 02 18

September 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V557-6839.pdf

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MINI Delivery Stop & Recall: Crash Protection Plate

August 20, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V557-9624.pdf

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Recall Acknowledgement

September 17, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V557-9233.pdf

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