More than 500 cars are included in the recall, which carries a fire risk.

BMW Australia has recalled the current-generation 'F60' Mini Countryman with the three-cylinder petrol engine, over concerns about the high-pressure fuel pump.

According to the company a crash protection plate wasn't installed for the high-pressure fuel pump, meaning the pump could be damaged in a severe front-end accident.

If the fuel pump is damaged, there's a risk of fire.

A total of 537 units sold between December 30, 2016 and August 13, 2018 are affected by the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.

Owners will be contacted by BMW and told to contact their nearest dealer for a free fix.