2006 Mini Hardtop Mini Hardtop 2006

We are 107,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2006 Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (50%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

Select a problem area

Show all problems

Need advice about specific Mini Hardtop problems?

Chart based on 139 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2006 Mini Hardtop.

2006 Mini Hardtop electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

41000 mi

US $80
One D2S Xenon headlight bulb died replaced both to keep the color the same. Replacing the bulbs is a bitch, up in the hood at a 40 degree angle. Bulb wants to fall out. Finally laying on my back on the engine to do it 2 hrs. 
72000 mi had lost freon, may have a tiny leak someplace, added dye and am doing a follow up to see if we can find it. No change in performance of the AC was noticed by me. Found doing regular maintenance and check of AC/Cooling system. 
56000 mi

US $1700
air bag sensor failed 
44020 mi Electrical issue. The rear hatch kept opening once the rear button control was moist. Replaced entire rear hatch handle (electronic control section). 
44000 mi Heard a grinding noise, reported in August 09. Dealer aligned front tires. griding noise continued sporadic, isolated to AC. Fixed under warrenty. 

Return to top

2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

84000 mi recall for passenger seat air bag sensor 
86000 mi starter was replaced under warranty from previous repair. Its been very hot this summer and at extreme temps the starter would not engage. 
65000 mi

US $150
Horn fuse was blowing every week. Replaced both high and low horn and the issue went away. 
78000 mi Dealer performed OC3 Mat Recall related to intermittent malfunction of passenger air bag sensor and light. 
49000 mi

US $250
The air conditioner was struggling to cool the car. It needed a recharge. 
52500 mi

US $70
Air conditioner was not pumping cold air. Mechanic's inspection indicated low freon. System was recharged. 
41000 mi

US $600
Replaced A/C pump & condenser, drained & recharged system. 
48500 mi

US $150
A/C pressure regulator valve blew out all the refrigerant. 
55000 mi

US $1300
HVAC compressor and 

Return to top

2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

44000 mi

US $36
Horns would not work. ordered horns. 

Return to top

2005.5 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

42160 mi left window motor and window lift stopped working and had to be replaced with new components. Known issue with mini 1e Gen. 

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all Hatchbacks
See TrueDelta's information for all Mini models.

2006 Mini Hardtop Electrical Problems

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2006 Mini Hardtop problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.