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2006 Mini Convertible repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 42 repairs.
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2006 Mini Convertible repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (53%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

110000 mi

US $150
rotors slightly warped, pads were fine 
Sep 2013

112000 mi
Emissions (O2 sensor error) error, lean O2 sensor post catalytic converter. Cleared code and adaptive memory, error gone for 400 miles- this is a known mysterious error with MINI- no leak or bad sensor 
Jun 2014

118000 mi

US $250
Replaced rear and front wheel hub 
Jul 2014

120500 mi

US $300
Lower control arm bushings, sway bar bushing (just preventative while I am there) and wheel hub 
Dec 2015

132000 mi

US $3389
Replaced clutch. The throw out bearing was making noise at idle, I replaced that and clutch. This is the second time this has happened on the 06. First time was in 2008 with 42k miles oil leaks fixed in oil filter housing and oil pan Strut mounting bushing cracked 

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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Convertible in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
Jul 2009

22000 mi
Status/indicator light panel (i.e. engine temp, open door indicator, TPMS warning) failing to work. Car sometimes idles rougly and even stalls when starting in morning Convertible top squeals very loudly when raising it after it's been down for 1+ hours Status/indicator light panel (i.e. engine temp, open door indicator, TPMS warning) failing to work Top was lubed again, and squeaking has lessened a bit, but it's still there. 

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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Jul 2006 - Dec 2016
Oct 2006

14 mi
Adjusted Xenon Automatic Leveling System 
Jul 2007

18000 mi
Replaced Xenon Automatic Leveling System 
Dec 2008

43000 mi
Replace O-ring for engine cooling system 
Jul 2009

54000 mi

US $165
Replaced Clutch and Throwout Bearing under warranty 
Sep 2009

56913 mi

US $348
Replaced Wheel Speed Sensor 
Aug 2010

76000 mi

US $200
Motor mount leaking. Chose to replace preventably even though no effects of a bad motor mount were present. 
Nov 2010

82000 mi

US $350
Bad thermostat gasket leaking coolant; replaced with new thermostat 
Nov 2012

148500 mi

US $100
Water Pump replaced Control Arm Bushing, Sway Arm Bushings, and passenger side front bearing replaced 
Jun 2013

163000 mi

US $300
Seam of drivers seat popped a thread and over time came apart such that the seat foam was visible. No damage to the leather was noted so seat was resewn. 
Nov 2013

177000 mi

US $270
Cylinder #2 misfire occurred. Symptoms stopped after restarting the engine, but check engine was on. Diagnosed misfire due to spark plug issue. Replaced plugs, wires, and ignition coil. 
Sep 2014

187000 mi

US $1800
A/C compressor clutch and radiator fan replacement with A/C recharge. Also, replacement of passenger side rear window regulator 
Mar 2015

191000 mi

US $340
Replaced leaking oil filter mount gasket and other gaskets. 
Jul 2015

193700 mi

US $600
Crank pulley/harmonic damper broke and was replaced. 
Nov 2015

196000 mi

US $300
Alternator failed 
Oct 2016

204300 mi

US $689
Rear drivers side window regulator failed and was replaced. Part was ~$300 labor was ~400 
Mini Convertible in Colorado, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

65000 mi

US $3000
control arm bushings torn oil pan gasket replaced air conditioning condenser failing power steering hoses leaking 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

50000 mi
Ignition coil was replaced 
Sep 2014

65000 mi
A/C recharge 
Dec 2016

99000 mi

US $750
Gas vapor system had a leak (light was on and would not be able to pass emissions -- car ran fine) -- canister in engine bay replaced 

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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Mini Convertible in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013
Apr 2011

82000 mi

US $150
CVT transmission issue with high-revving, over-revving, sluggish acceleration. All issues resolved by Mini Cooper dealer with software reset, re-learn procedure. 
Jun 2011

87000 mi

US $58
car overheating on hot day with A/C on and at red light. Once moving, temp gauge returned to normal. Mini Cooper of Mt Laurel, NJ says leaking thermostat housing was cause. Thermostat, housing & gasket replaced. I don't believe it!  
Sep 2011

88000 mi
CVT transmission issue with gear selection mapping (software), reset by dealership 
Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2016
Mar 2010

25000 mi
Coolant leak caused by fault thermostat gasket. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

38000 mi

US $370
"Check engine" light came on; replaced oxygen sensor. 
Dec 2015

51000 mi

US $182
Removed windshield washer pump, cleaned lines and hoses for restrictions. 

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2006 Mini Convertible Repair Histories

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