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2011 Mini Convertible repairs by problem area

Engine (58%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (4%)

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2011 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Convertible in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
Jun 2011

2000 mi
Squeaking noise heard when the convertible top was put up. Dealer lubricated the convertible mechanism and solved the problem. 
Sep 2012

7000 mi
Computer threw an engine-trouble false alarm and put the engine into low-power "limp-home mode". Diagnosed at dealer -- computer board replaced. 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

32000 mi

US $800
Replaced all coils and plugs. Coil failure 
Jun 2016

34000 mi

US $55
assenger side windshield washer failed. Hose and fitting broke off 
Jan 2017

38000 mi

US $700
Coils failed 

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2011 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Germany
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Feb 2011

1323 mi
Cabrio roof would get stuck in the full open position. Sensors were bad and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

2015 mi
While trying to manually close the top (due to the issue if it getting stuck open) I broke the manual crank on the sunroof motor, even while following the owners manual directions. It was replaced by the dealer. 
Feb 2012

18600 mi
ECU would think car was over heating so the low speed fan would engage and stay on up to 10 min after shutting the car off. In this time you could not start the car. There was a bulletin but not a full recall for this known issue. 
Jun 2013

36580 mi

Engine Stumble under acceleration. 1st trip-2 fuel injectors(3 days2nd Trip-(morning after pick up,in shop for 15 days) They changed the HP Fuel Pump, Cleaned the valves, finally changed fuel line from pump to injectors(fixed issue) 

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2011 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2015
Jan 2015

57000 mi
Three lights have failed on this car in the last few months. Replaced two brake lights and one fog light. In January, the driver's side tail light took about an hour because the plastic melted around it. 
Feb 2015

57000 mi

US $2000
Timing chain stretched, replaced chain, tensioner, and guides. Thermostat failed. Replaced entire thermostat housing and flushed coolant. 
Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2015
Oct 2012

9300 mi
licence plate light replaced, door trim replaced 
Oct 2013

16500 mi
computer system which determines if brake pads need replacing needed new software, software would not download due to defect in "kombi"(some sort of sensor computer) which needed replacing and had to be shipped in 
Mar 2014

19000 mi
oil pump solenoid leaking, replaced along with wiring harnass and thermostat 
Apr 2014

20000 mi
engine check engine light gas cap light on, something replaced in fuel system 
Mar 2015

28000 mi
pulsing steering on braking, front rotors/pads repalced 
Mini Convertible in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2012

9000 mi
The temperature sensor for the engine had to be replaced. 
Jul 2012

10700 mi
Solenoid valve was leaking. When dealer repaired it they damaged the oil pan. Replaced oil pan.  2 weeks later the replaced solenoid valve failed and was replaced again. 
Feb 2013

14300 mi
Took in for routine maintenance. They determined that the heat sensor was bad again. Replaced. 
Apr 2014

20000 mi
plastic rail on inside of convertible top broke and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2016

29000 mi

US $2500
Oil leak, replace defective gasket Car broke down while driving. Could not restart or use anything that required power. 

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