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Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

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Mini Hardtop brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 79 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed manual FWD

19220 mi broken bolt defective sensor 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

17300 mi Brake pads replaced. Rear brake sensors found faulty and replaced. 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

53000 mi

US $120
Replaced front brake pads and brake wear sensor. 
56000 mi

US $300
Rear brakes replaced. Pads, rotors, and wear sensor. 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

24300 mi Right front rotor badly scored 

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2012 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

16000 mi Snow driving triggered "slippery snow" fault with traction control system. Permanent fix required reprogramming the computer. Dealer applied all other available patches (such as ABS programming). All covered under warranty. 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

48980 mi

C $400
replaced rear pads, rotos, sensors 
55000 mi Replaced rear brake rotors and pads 
59000 mi Replace pads, disks front and rear 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

44000 mi All four pads and rotors were replaced. 
25000 mi Scheduled brake pad replacement 
33000 mi

US $100
Replaced front brake pads 
21300 mi Well worn rear brake pads, slight shimmy 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

7000 mi Front rotor warped, dealer replaced all front pads and rotors. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

39000 mi

US $50
Front pads worn at 38k miles with light use. Pad sensor on left front worn,tripped warning. Replaced pads with Wagner pads, which appear be working well and should not dust as badly as the OEM pads.rewired pad sensor for reuse instead. 
38440 mi

C $480
Worn brake pads and rotors 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

48300 mi Uneven brake wear. The outer side of the brake pad on one front wheel was worn to less than 10% while the rest of the pads were 50%. No indication that was happening until I learned it while getting my tires rotated (no sensor alert). 
79000 mi

US $590
The vacuum booster pump was leaking oil. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

27000 mi Front brakes worn. Replaced under 36,000 mile service plan. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

57700 mi Brakes were worn out. I have extended maintenance warranty to 4 rotors and pads replaced under warranty at no cost. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

78000 mi

US $300
ABS module 
37000 mi Replace rear brake pads and rotors 
43000 mi

US $350
Brakes pads and rotor replacement. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

44000 mi

US $132
ABS Brake light and DSC lights were on. Dealer scanned which was a 132.00 charge and said ABS/DSC module was bad. Called Mini Customer Relations for help with repair since car was 2 months out of warranty. Waiting patiently for a response 
45000 mi

US $800
ABS/DSC module was diagnosed as being bad in Sept.rnAfter almost 8 weeks Mini decided they would help by paying for the part and charging me the labor. Took 9 weeks to get the fix after the dignosis. Will know if it is okay after I drive fs 
39000 mi

US $600
New front pads and rotors 
82000 mi

US $986
Replaced brake pads, rotors, and wear sensor 
54000 mi

US $1921
Front brakes replaced only, under recently purchased extended maintenance warranty. 
48000 mi

US $85
owner replaced front brake pads 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

52080 mi

C $600
replaced brake pads & rotors front & back- mntnc work only 

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2008 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

21700 mi Car was in for routine oil service and dealer decided to replace brake pads under warranty 
78219 mi

US $1399
Replaced brake vacuum pump. 

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2008 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

77000 mi

US $600
I had to replace my brake pads, discs; this is the second time in the 7 years I have owned the car and with 77K miles. 
58300 mi

US $400
Replaced rear brake pads but had trouble getting the correct wear indicator parts. 
55000 mi

US $520
Front pads and rotors replaced. Rear pads replaced. 

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2008 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

37820 mi

€150
ABS fault 
65700 mi rear brakes fixed under warrenty. Front were not worn enough to get fixed under warranty, but they are close. 

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2007.5 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

34500 mi

£1053
Total ABS controller failure requiring that the complete unit be replaced. Dealership agreed to pay labour if I paid parts. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

74000 mi

US $500
Brakes had to be replaced one month after the car had been repaired by the dealer.  The brake service light remains on. Shop unable to reset. 
37300 mi

US $600
Needed rotors and pads in front 
56000 mi

US $550
Brake job all four wheels 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

29000 mi Fixed worn out rotors. 
66000 mi Fault Light for DSC System. Dealer indicated the SZL (Steering Center Switch) Computer needs to be replaced. Will repair before end of year. 
69000 mi

US $150
Front rotors and pads replaced 
44700 mi Replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Also replaced sensor for brake pad wear. 
67000 mi

US $260
Replaced front & rear pads. Replaced front tires. 
93000 mi

US $90
Replaced rear brake pads and brake pad wear sensor 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

91700 mi Standard service was included in maintenance agreement. Brakes lasted about 50k miles. 
51000 mi

US $500
Needed new front brake pads and rotors. 
95000 mi

US $1200
New front brakes and pads 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

69000 mi

US $100
ongoing issue.. rear passenger brake caliper rides too close to rotor.. high pitched, but low volume squeak of metal on metal sound ensues on take off, and on sharp curves.. has seized once, have replaced caliper x4 to no avail.. 

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2006.5 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

84700 mi

£150
Rear calliper replaced in both rear wheels. 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

21500 mi Replaced front wheel speed sensor 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

48000 mi

US $570
New rear pads, replacement rotors and calipers were rebuilt 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

66000 mi

US $400
Left rear parking brake broken/frozen open. Replaced caliper 
45000 mi DSC/SES lights illuminated for no reason, required a code reset at the mechanic when I was in for an oil change (no charge).  
84320 mi

C $75
Replaced front brake pads 
51000 mi

US $479
State annual inspection revealed front brake pads and rotors below acceptable standard. Had both front pads and rotors replaced in order to pass inspection. 
61000 mi

US $2825
Replace rear pads, rotors, and sensor. Indications were inop e-brake and dash warning light from tripped sensor. 
96100 mi

C $250
Replaced all 4 pads/rotors 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

125000 mi

US $30
replaced ABS sensor 
79000 mi

US $545
Brake light sensor went on, replaced brakes rotors and drums for second time since owning 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

82700 mi

US $450
I had worn through the brake pads and was grinding the rotors. Front brakes have been repaired. Rear brakes to happen next. 
84000 mi

US $380
Failure of speed sensor in driver side wheel hub 
87000 mi

US $350
Replaced Master Cyl and fluids 
89000 mi

US $300
Brake power booster, spark plugs, oil and trans fluid 
103000 mi

US $208
Replaced front rotors and pads, normal wear 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

27680 mi

C $2600
Front and rear brake pads and rotors, cooling system flush, transmission oil and filter service, 4 wheel alignment 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

61000 mi

US $800
Front brakes need pads and rotors 
34000 mi Had to tighten E-brake cable. 
125300 mi

US $250
Had to replace front brake pads and rotors 
56000 mi

US $710
56000 miles, rear brake pads wore to sensors. Fronts have at least another 5000 miles left to them. 
66300 mi

US $20
ABS, Traction Control, Low Tire lights came on indicating a bad speed sensor. Isolated the wheel by testing the resistance of each at the ABS module. Replace the driver's side front sensor and lights gone. Probably caused by bearing fail. 
73000 mi Brake pad friction material de-laminated from backing. Aftermarket pads, but the failure occurred on a caliper with separate issues - not sure if this was related. Parking brake began seizing repeatedly. Driver side parking brake cable, previously damaged due to poor design, had been rusting and intermittently jamming for >1 year. Inspection found cable critically damaged due to rust. Removed part. 
120000 mi

US $142
Replaced all pads rotors ans sensors. 
82300 mi

US $5
replaced pads, rotors, brake lines and rear brake caliper 
40000 mi Front Brakes replacement. 
63000 mi

US $1050
Front brakes replaced (in extended service warranty) 
130000 mi

US $500
ABS sensor in wheel malfunctioned and had to be replaced. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

37600 mi

C $200
Replaced brake pads 
45260 mi

C $1400
Replaced rear brakes 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

88000 mi Rear brake 
128000 mi

US $450
Rebuild of the rear brake calipers. Had to order seals, brake fluid, pads, and $60 in tools to extract piston. 
146000 mi

US $160
Drilled and tapped rotor set screw. New parts; set screws and rotors (from last year). 
88000 mi

US $400
front/rear pads/rear sensor/front rotors 
98000 mi

£250
seized caliper 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

50700 mi

US $100
Replace worn brake pads 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

90000 mi

US $800
Needed new driver's side rear brake calipers; seizing and scraping. Driver's side emergency brake cable snapped. 
94000 mi

US $550
Brake lines rusted through and thusly were leaking. 
112000 mi

US $500
Caliper seized then new caliper seized. Second caliper covered by parts warranty 
60700 mi

US $442
Had to reepalce ABS speed sensors in front 
70000 mi

US $1034
The brake lines were corroded and developed several leaks. Had to hot shot new lines and replace. had to replace rear brake pads and rotors. 70k seems kind of early for rotor replacment, pads are understandable. 

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2003 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

88000 mi

US $1200
Brake line wearing, rubbing on control arm. 
82000 mi Rear rotors and pads needed replacing. Also replaced front rotors and pads at same time. 
128500 mi

US $1400
I also replaced my ebrake lines, one had rusted solid 
130000 mi

US $420
rear hard lines had rusted out in spots and were leaking. Parts were 120, dealer wanted $700 to install. I bought a brake line bender and did it myself. 
80300 mi

US $150
Anti-lock braking, traction control, & tire pressure monitor all failed due to sensor failure on driver front wheel. Sensor replaced; problems solved. 
102000 mi

US $479
Rear brake pads worn, unevenly. Parking brake cables misaligned, causing uneven wear of the rear pads. 

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2003 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

94000 mi

US $450
Front and rear brakes were replaced. Was told about worn brake pads during oil change. 
58300 mi

US $1300
Praking brake needed to be tightened up. 
23000 mi

US $5500
rear wheel speed sensor replaced. Computer reset. Brake system flushed(preventative). 

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2002.5 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

94300 mi

£60
Front and rear pads replaced,also changed gearbox oil ,lot smoother shift since 

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2002 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

68000 mi

US $550
Replaced front brake pads and rotors. Replaced brake fluid. 

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