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2005 MINI Cooper Engine Problems and Repair Histories

111 TrueDelta members own a 2005 MINI Cooper. 40 of these members (36%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 70 engine repairs to 2005 MINI Coopers--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 MINI Cooper problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 MINI Cooper problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 MINI Cooper problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 MINI Cooper repairs by problem area

42% of the 2005 MINI Cooper repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 12% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 166 repairs.

2005 MINI Cooper engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 MINI Cooper engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 21% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2005 MINI Cooper Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 MINI Cooper

Engine not specified

MINI Cooper in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 62000    
64000 2000 Cooling fan was replaced 
 

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2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 16000    
20000 199 Upper engine mount replaced 
 
MINI Cooper in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 40000    
46500 320 Slight leak from valve cover gasket was noticed during routine (5000 mile) oil change. Also had plugs changed during the VCG replacement. 
63000  
MINI Cooper in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 24000    
24000 40 leak in thermostat seal, thermostat replaced. 
 
MINI Cooper in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 48000    
50000 0 Service Engine Soon light and Electrical Malfunction Lights came on. The car motor sputtered occasionally and the MPH decreased but the car remained driveable. The source of the problem was a disconnected air hose from the supercharger. 
62000 200 Water pump required replacement. Covered under the extended warranty. 
77000 200 Supercharger seal and motor mount seal leaking. replaced under extended warranty. 
118000 1600 replace clutch 
143000 0 Both check engine and service engine soon light came on. Dealer diagnosed the problem as a cracked valve require engine change. Local repair shop diagnosed the problem as failing supercharger. Both repair estimates high-will sell car. 
MINI Cooper in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 43400    
45260 0 During inspection, dealer noticed oil outside the engine. They replaced the head cover gasket and the oil pan gasket.  
62000 0 Fluid from engine mount leaked out. Dealer said it would still be okay to drive with it for awhile. Would replace at next routine maintenance. 
63860 1700 Top engine mount leaked fluid. It appears to be a common issue. Replaced the mount. 
66340 120 After repairing the top engine mount, the dealer said the lower engine mount was likely worn. Turned out the bushing was cracked. Lower engine mount was replaced. 
91140 735 Fuel pump failure while on a MINI club drive 
104160 2000 catalytic converter rusted and broke in half. Required new exhaust manifold and cat. 
109740  
MINI Cooper in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Replace supercharger belt tensioner. Under Warranty. Remedy Trim Rattles in P/S door pillar. Under Warranty 
29000 0 Leaking fluid. Found to be defective thermostat housing. Replaced Housing, Gasket and Thermostat. Added Coolant. 
 
MINI Cooper in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 39000    
40000 0 Oxygen Sensor 
63000 1050 Leaking Engine Gasket and mount. 
68000 700 Main Engine Fan was reported to be not working. 
 

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2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 38000    
40000 0 Leaky oil pan repair. 
 

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2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 25000    
26000 0 Thermostat gasket failure, caused by car not being used all winter. 
28000  

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