BMW and Mini recall linked to Halifax ice storms
2,966 vehicles may have been exposed to standing water and salt at Halifax port
Recall: MINIs parked @ Port of Halifax in Feb. 2015 may have steering issues due to snow/water.<a href="http://t.co/NHgZamAbxr">http://t.co/NHgZamAbxr</a> <a href="http://t.co/Dp5N7xub8B">pic.twitter.com/Dp5N7xub8B</a>—@Transport_gc
Transport Canada has issued a recall for almost 3,000 BMW and Mini models that were parked at the port of Halifax during a number of February ice storms.
In the recall notice issued Tuesday, Transport Canada said 2,966 vehicles may have been exposed to excessive standing water and salt because of the harsh weather.
The vehicles include 2014 and 2015 model years.
The Mini models could have corrosion in starter cables. In the BMW models, Transport Canada says the steering rack may have been exposed to excessive water or salt, making it difficult to steer.
In both brands, Transport Canada says there is a risk of fire because of electrical wires exposed to water and salt.
According to Transport Canada, a plan for inspections and repairs is still being developed.
CN Rail had a large backlog at its Eastern Passage Autoport in February and March that was partially blamed on Nova Scotia's brutal winter.
Many vehicles in that lot were partially encrusted in ice and unable to move for weeks.