Around 3,000 Mini Cooper S cars will be affected by a global recall, BMW South Africa confirmed on Monday.
Globally, almost 200,000 vehicles have been ordered back to the manufacturer.
The models that will need to undergo minor repairs are the Turbocharged Mini Cooper S and the Mini John Cooper Works.
The cars were manufactured between March 2006 and October 2011.
BMW’s Guy Kilfoil said people could still drive their cars but only under extreme circumstances.
“Smoldering could occur and whenever that happens, chances of a fire cannot be completely excluded,” he said.
(Story by Alex Eliseev, Edited by Zethu Zulu appeared on Eyewitness News)