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2012 Mini Countryman repairs by problem area

Engine (56%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (8%)

Chart based on 61 repairs.
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2012 Mini Countryman repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 9 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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2012.5 Mini Countryman 4dr SUV

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mini Countryman in Malaysia
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

16120 mi

$250
Passenger side wheel bearing making noise. I suspect this happened due to the front passenger wheel lock nut was jammed and cannot be removed. My mechanic forced hammered the lock nut but to no avail. This happened in July 2014 
May 2015

20460 mi

$600
Water pump leaking and changed. Another problem is oil leak. Still in the process of identifying where is the actual leaking comes from. 
Jul 2015

22700 mi

$30
Oil temperature sensor leaked engine oil. Temporary fixed with sealant. Solved as for now 
Feb 2016

28520 mi
This car had engine oil leak from oil temp sensor. Initial repair mechanic applied adhesive to temporary stop leak. Serviced my car last 2 weeks and the leak came back. Going to remove oil sum to permanently fix this problem on next service 
Jun 2016

31000 mi

$180
Replacement for oil pump solenoid valve which was mistaken for oil temp sensor. Part changed and under observation. 
Aug 2016

34100 mi

$220
Driver side wheel bearing gave way. Slight whining sound while driving. I believe problem just started. Changed new wheel bearing 

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2012 Mini Countryman

Engine not specified

Mini Countryman in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

21000 mi
Oil flow solenoid leaking oil 

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2012 Mini Countryman 4dr SUV

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

Mini Countryman in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015 fuel pump replaced twice in 50k miles 
Mini Countryman in Korea, South
May 2012 - Jun 2014
Jul 2012

2604 mi

$4200
Water leaked into interior and frame of car. Could hear sloshing during braking. All carpets replaced. 
Jul 2013

21040 mi
Front passenger window motor replaced. 
Jan 2014

28700 mi
Driver's side passenger window motor replaced Hum when heater on. Dealer couldn't reproduce. 
Mini Countryman in California, United States
May 2013 - Jan 2017
Aug 2013

33700 mi
Doors would not unlock using key, inside handles, or interior door panel controls. Front passenger door became inoperable and passengers had to climb over the seat or out the window. 
Oct 2013

37300 mi
Rear passenger door would not unlock or open. 
Sep 2014

56000 mi
Passenger and driver doors would not unlock. Trapping myself and passengers in car. Drivers door finally released days later but would not lock again. Passenger door unlocked weeks later. Now that is out of warr, mini won't fix exist prob 
Jan 2016

75300 mi
Oil coming out the air intake tube and circulating in turbo. Dealer wanted $1200 to replace valve cover and clean system. Ordered parts and repaired myself for a little under $500. 

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2012 Mini Countryman 4dr SUV

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

Mini Countryman in Washington, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

66000 mi

US $400
Broken thermostat repaired under Federal emissions warranty (7 yrs / 70 k miles). Replaced two cracked upper radiator hoses & clamps. 
Mini Countryman in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

38000 mi

US $408
replace with new battery. 
Mini Countryman in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

55000 mi

US $200
Front passenger wheel bearing started making noise. Had to replace front passenger hub. 
Mini Countryman in Alabama, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

66000 mi

US $5500
Major emission system malfunction. Extreme loss of power. 
Mini Countryman in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

11000 mi
Driver seat lumbar support replaced Engine running hot, cooling fans staying on at high rate 
Mini Countryman in California, United States
Jul 2014 - May 2015
Jan 2015

30500 mi
Noise from engine diagnosed as broken air intake.  During the repair the dealer discovered oil leak that damaged wiring harness. Oil leak and harness replaced under warranty 
Mini Countryman in Germany
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

19549 mi
Changed Oil Pump seal due to leak. 
Oct 2014

40260 mi
CV boot on right inside torn. During previous repair mechanic discovered problem with a control arm bushing. Had to order part, install in second trip. 
Jan 2016

57820 mi

€4
Serpentine Belt worn 
Apr 2016

61160 mi

€350
Computer stated there was a battery discharge issue. Dealer replace and reprogrammed battery. 
May 2016

61560 mi
Engine output issue. Dealer said it was the high pressure fuel pump. After getting the vehicle back we had to return. 
Jun 2016

62000 mi

€110
Update to software for high pressure fuel pump changed just a few weeks before. Finally troubleshot down to a gas tank module being bad. 
Mini Countryman in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2016
May 2013

5000 mi
Water leak in Sunroof 
Feb 2014

9000 mi
Severe Battery discharge message - found "vehicle not driven enough" and the alternator failed to put out proper current at load 
Apr 2014

10000 mi
CEL, Rich mixture Severe Battery Discharge Warning 
Aug 2016

23000 mi
Electronic Thermostat issued error code. Thermostat checked and found to be defective Severe Discharge warning light on. Battery tested defective 
Mini Countryman in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2012 Thermostat replacement. Yellow check engine light came on and fan ran continuously after engine shut off. 
Jan 2016

28000 mi
Ignition coil replaced. 
Mini Countryman in Washington, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2014

14900 mi

US $500
Solenoid replaced 
Sep 2016

39000 mi
Car threw a code, and the dealer said the problem was the thermostat. But the repair was covered under a recall, so no cost to me! 

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2012 Mini Countryman 4dr SUV

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Countryman in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

49700 mi
water pump replaced, oil drip on solenoid, friction wheel replaced(linked to wp) 
Mini Countryman in California, United States
May 2013 - Jan 2014
Sep 2013

11000 mi
Coolant temp sensor failed. Recall but no notice to us. 
Jan 2014

13000 mi
Timing chain adjust. Exhaust adjustment outside of normal tolerance causing check engine light to go on 

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2012 Mini Countryman 4dr SUV

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Mini Countryman in Wisconsin, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2013

1000 mi
battery repeatedly went dead, was replaced 
Jan 2015

14700 mi
Check engine light came on once 
Mini Countryman in Alabama, United States
Oct 2013 - Jan 2017
Oct 2013

22000 mi
Coolant temp sensor needed replacement. 
Oct 2014

27000 mi
Oil leaking at engine housing. Overcoat of steering wheel and stick peeling 

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2012 Mini Countryman 4dr SUV

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Countryman in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

46000 mi
Leaking seal 
Sep 2016

70000 mi

US $400
Battery died! 
Mini Countryman in Alabama, United States
May 2013 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

77000 mi

US $250
1 coil pack 
Mini Countryman in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

28700 mi

US $150
Rear Hatch Door wouldn't open. 
Aug 2015

49700 mi

US $100
Windshield washer pump failed. 
Jun 2016

69000 mi

US $35
#3 Engine Misfired, Coil Pack died, replaced it along with plugs, all is well. 

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2012 Mini Countryman 4dr SUV

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Countryman in Massachusetts, United States
May 2013 - Nov 2016
Feb 2014

53000 mi

US $300
Stumbling on acceleration when below 2,000 RPM and throttle at 25% or more. Easily reproduced. CEL on and misfires on cylinder 1 logged. Replacing plugs fixed the issue. Plugs had to be replaced 10k miles early; normal replacement at 60k. 
May 2015

79000 mi

US $1500
Random misfires and poor idle fixed by replacing all four ignition coils. Two were bad and two were replaced proactively as the part has been updated since originally maufactured Intermittet belt squeal on warm start progressed to constant squeal and smoking belt. Replace frcition wheel (tensioner), belt, walter pump (starting to bind) and slightly leaking oil seal. 
Mar 2016

95000 mi

US $700
Oil pump solenoid leaking. Repaired according to TSB. Shift linkage broke rendering driver unable to selecr reverse, first, or second gear. Replace linkage to fix.Dealer said "we've never seen this before". Sigh 

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2012 Mini Countryman 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Mini Countryman in California, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

16700 mi
oil leak,transfer case. New gasket. 
Feb 2016

20000 mi
finish on cruise control buttons 

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