DETROIT, July 30 (Reuters) - About half of the fashionable new Mini Cooper compact cars that have been sold in the United States will be recalled to fix a transmission problem, federal safety regulators said on Tuesday. BMW AG , the maker of the Mini, was also hit with the eighth recall of its X5 luxury sport utility vehicle, this time for loose brake pedals. The Mini, a retro-styled revival of the British classic, has been a hit in the United States with more than 6,000 sold since ...
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