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2010 MINI Cooper Engine Problems and Repair Histories

59 TrueDelta members own a 2010 MINI Cooper. 14 of these members (23.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 25 engine repairs to 2010 MINI Coopers--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 MINI Cooper problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 MINI Cooper problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 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 2010 MINI Cooper repairs by problem area

41% of the 2010 MINI Cooper repairs were to the engine, 7% to the brakes, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 23% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 61 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2010 MINI Cooper Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 MINI Cooper

Engine not specified

MINI Cooper in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 7000    
8000 0 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 0 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 Cooper 2dr Hatch

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

MINI Cooper in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 4000    
5000 0 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 
5000  

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2010 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
0 Replaced seals on low pressure fuel pump vapor recirculation after check engine light came on 
50000 0 Service engine light-cleaned injectors Service engine light-cleaned injectors again 
52000  
MINI Cooper in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 0    
50000 0 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 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 
70000  
MINI Cooper in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
15000 0 Replaced timing chain tensioner. 
66000  
MINI Cooper in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 7000    
23000 0 Timing chain 'cold start' rattle issue fixed along with VANOS unit. 
 

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2010 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatch

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

MINI Cooper in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
30000 0 "Timing chain tensioner had become loose and had backed up" 
33000 0 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 0 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 0 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 400 One coil pack had gone bad. 
69000  

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2010 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 1000    
79300 50 oil filter housing gasket replaced 
114300 800 vanos solenoid,timing components 
124000  

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2010 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 0    
0 Emissions Hose was loose, causing CEL to come on. 
 

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2010 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible

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

MINI Cooper in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 17000    
18000 100 timing cover gasket 
18000  

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