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2006 Mini Hardtop Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Mini Hardtop. 35 of these members (38.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 88 repairs to 2006 Mini Hardtops--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 88 repairs.

2006 Mini Hardtop repair cost distribution

Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2013
18000 mi   Replaced leaking thermostat 
21500   Replaced front wheel speed sensor 
32000   hydraulic motor mount failed and need to be replaced 
41000   Center silencer of the exhaust failed and needed to be replaced 
66000   Replaced TMAP sensor 
68700   vacuum line in the airbox was broken 
79000 US $350 vacuum leak 
84000   motor mount failure 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
49000 mi   Dealer mentioned Gas cap was leaking Thermostat was leaking.  
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2014
30000 mi   Heard vibrating noise at low speeds coming from the engine bay, would be drowned out at higher speeds. Took to dealer, who found a loose motor mount. Repaired under warranty, no cost. 
35000   Oil temp shot up in traffic. Took to dealer, replaced seal around oil temp sensor. Under warranty, no cost. 
44000   Heard a grinding noise, reported in August 09. Dealer aligned front tires. griding noise continued sporadic, isolated to AC. Fixed under warrenty. 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
May 2009 - Jun 2014
44020 mi   Electrical issue. The rear hatch kept opening once the rear button control was moist. Replaced entire rear hatch handle (electronic control section). Coolant thermometer would not hold a pressure test so it was replaced. 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2011
20000 mi   thermostat housing coolant leak 
29000   Cracked windshield. They said rock. I said nope, they covered it I think for goodwill and the crack was really small with no rock pit to be seen or felt. 
39000 US $210 failed motor mount pass side, typical in this car 
Mini Hardtop in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2013
36000 mi US $750 Upon purchase I noticed loss of coolant, which was traced back to radiator, thermostat, housing and gaskets - all of which were replaced. Also performed Inspection I service including fluid changes and software re-flash (costs not included above). 
45000   DSC/SES lights illuminated for no reason, required a code reset at the mechanic when I was in for an oil change (no charge).  
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2014
40000 mi   Water leaking to inside of back window. Suspected window seal, turned out to be seal for center-mounted brake light above window. Replaced under warranty. 
44000 US $107 Slight mushrooming of strut mount--a common problem with MINIs of this vintage. Was advised that problem is minor and to simply align wheels at this time. Further mushrooming will require a more expensive repair. 
51000   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   Replace rear pads, rotors, and sensor. Indications were inop e-brake and dash warning light from tripped sensor. Leaking power steering line. Leaking thermostat Leaking oil pan gasket. Control arm bushings worn and loose. 
66000   Low-pressure steering lines leaking. Dealer replaced lines, flushed system, and refilled with fluid. 
68000   We noticed coolant leaking on the garage floor. Radiator was cracked and leaking. Shop replaced radiator and lines, and performed opportunistic replacement of drive belt as well. 
70000   Corrosion on door seal flange repaired under warranty per TSB SI M 41 02 06. 
72000   Intermittent P0303 code (misfire cylinder 3). Decided to replace coil pack, spark plugs, and plug wires. Problem apparently resolved. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
26000 mi   Clutch squeals when let out. My neighbors across the street can hear it in their house when I pull away. Replaced the clutch and push rods. Problem returned within a month. Mini now claims it is a characteristic of the car.  

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2009
40000 mi   Mini replaced the thermostat under warranty due to a coolant leak in the thermostat seal. 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
40000 mi US $50 Anti-freeze leak. Replaced thermostat, thremostat housing/gasket, new antifreeze. Total cost $305, owner paid $50 deductable on warranty Right hydraulic engine mount leaking fluid. Replaced by dealer. Cost = $219, paid by warrenty. 

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