In case you heard talk of a Mini Copper in flames on Christmas Day outside Trta – one of the best loved pizza places in Ljubljana, regularly topping polls despite being closed on Sundays and Mondays – then here’s video of the incident.
Although the cause of this particular fire in unknown, in January 2012, BMW – which makes the model – recalled 235,000 Mini Coopers after a growing number of complaints from drivers that their cars had burst into flames, often when parked or unattended. The malfunction – which is associated with Cooper S and John Cooper Works models, built between March 2006 and January 2011 – involves a computer circuit board that controls a turbocharger cooling system. If this fails, the car’s water pump can start to smoulder, and this can lead to a fire in the engine. It also recalled a number of Minis in April 2018 for a similar fault