Recall all Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper JCW (John Cooper Works) 2007+ Due to faulty Timing Chain Issues/Failures that cause excessive slack, rubbing and eventually failure.
The critical timing chain failure can lead to premature engine failure. This is a safety issue because the failing timing chain can also cause the motor to fail. this in turn leads to a lack of power/acceleration/movement endangering the driver and other drivers. Currently BMW/Mini has acknowledged this issue however has failed to repair or replace the defected item outside of the warranty period. This issue also does not appear to be an issue from certain date or assembly line. It has been affecting a wide range of Mini Cooper S and John Cooper Works models with a date range between 2007-Current.