This has been brewing for some time with various customer complaints over the years about the high pressure fuel pumps going out on the turbo charged MCS and JCW R55 R56 and R57 cars built from 2007 to 2009 (when they made some mechanical changes). So here’s what MINI is sending to owners of the affected cars:

>MINI USA has become aware of a potential problem that could affect the durability of the high-pressure fuel pumps in select 2007, 2008 and 2009 model year MINI vehicles equipped with the N14 turbocharged engines.

>While we estimate that oly a small percentage of vehicles will develop a problem, MINI USA will demonstrate the confidence we have in our product by extending the warranty for the high-pressure fuel pump for 10 years or 120,000 miles from the original in-service date, whichever comes first.

You can read the entire letter here. Look for it to go out this week to owners.