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2010 Mini Hardtop Engine Problems

47 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Mini Hardtop. 12 of these members (25.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 26 engine repairs to 2010 Mini Hardtops--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2010 Mini Hardtop

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8000 mi   Engine light on again. Taken to shop. Problem due they think to cooling system. Car may have to be traded in for another car-on a trade assist. 
8000   The dealer provided a trade assist and we obtained a new 2012 mini cooper. The 2010 had thermostat, engine and 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

5000 mi   Car was dying immediately upon starting randomly and a warning light was going on and off. Had to have the car towed because I didnt want to drive it, and was given a replacement car for 2 days. This same problem happened 2 times so far 
16120   Injectors were clogged because of carbon build up. Oil was leaking from the oil pan. 
23960   intake manifold was replaced because of too much moisture 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

50000 mi   Valve cover cracked. Apparently a known problem which Mini fixed by switching to a different part supplier. Luckily mine failed while still under warranty. 
63000 US $600 Engine experience rapid oil loss when screw backed out of timing chain tensioner. Oil coated underside of car including tires. When brakes applied the car became unstable but I was able to avoid a crash. While pulling to the side of the highway the oil 
83000 US $7000 Thermostat cracked; caused engine to overheat and need replacement. 
150   Replaced seals on low pressure fuel pump vapor recirculation after check engine light came on 
50000   Service engine light-cleaned injectors Service engine light-cleaned injectors again 
53000 US $550 Thermostat stuck open, engine running cold 
15000   Replaced timing chain tensioner. 
69000   Leaking Valve cover gasket 
23000   Timing chain 'cold start' rattle issue fixed along with VANOS unit. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

30000 mi   "Timing chain tensioner had become loose and had backed up" 
33000   Cold start engine knocking came back, last time the issue was resolved by fixing the timing chain. Unfortunately problem could not be reproduced at dealer. 
37000   Cold Start engine knocking issue again. Dealer did not attempt to solve it, I know because the dealer did not take the car for a test drive to replicate the issue. 
47000   Took car to new dealer, who determined the root cause of cold start engine noise.Issue was the purge valve in the emissions system, which was replaced by dealer under warranty. 
67000 US $400 One coil pack had gone bad. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

79300 mi US $50 oil filter housing gasket replaced 
114300   vanos solenoid,timing components 

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