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2007 Mini Hardtop Repair Histories

92 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Mini Hardtop. 46 of these members (50%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 125 repairs to 2007 Mini Hardtops--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 125 repairs.

2007 Mini Hardtop repair cost distribution

Chart based on 44 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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2007 Mini Hardtop

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Mini Hardtop in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
24800 mi   Timing chain broke in December, finally repaired in February. Air intake frozen most of December, but undrivable in January due to broken timing chain so cold weather problem not replicated. Told this was fixed twice before 2007, 2008. BMW waiting for warranty to expire before fixing it apparently. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
61000 mi US $7500 Cylinder #1 no compression. Need new engine. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2012
31000 mi   Replaced timing chain and tensioner. Apparently, a common problem. 
50000 US $50 thermostat control replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - May 2013
450 mi   Check Engine Light - Faulty gas cap? 2 days in the shop 
800   Check engine light came back on - 2 weeks in the shop to replace carbon canister on gas tank - Service department not very nice, but the loaner car was OK 
1400   Intermittent wipers stopped working - will have it looked at during next oil change 
2000   Fog Light needed to be replaced because it stopped working. There was a warning light for it. We hoped a new car would not have this many issues. 
18000   Whistle from under hood. Dealer replaced belt tensioner, but did not fix problem. 
26000   Warning light went off and they fixed it after having the car for 3 days. Light came back on in a couple days and needed to spend another week in the shop to fix. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2014
65000 mi US $275 While replacing front brake pads I found a lower radiator hose that had a broken hold down device. Hose had been rubbing on a sharp edge and was worn almost through. Had dealer replace it. 
71000   Car ran badly under acceleration. Dealer diagnosed a bad coil on cyl. #2. Said I also needed plugs, injectors cleaned and carbon removed from intake valves. I paid for their diagnosis, and bought plugs and coil which I installed myself.  
89000   Replaced timing chain, sprocket & tensioner 
91000   Clearcoat was peeling off near windshield spray nozzle on hood and rear hatch door, and one other spot on the hood. 
95000   Sunroof would not open (after a long period of intermittent problems). Required removal and repair. The shop found and repaired a defective vent tube for the transmission. 
101300   Removed and replaced leaking thermostat. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2011
39000 mi US $400 Mass Flow Sensor Reset 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2012
92000 mi US $300 Cracked thermostat housing replaced 
145000   Passenger's rear strut failure, caused misalignment and tire wear/noise 
183000   Worn bearings 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2014
27280 mi   Sunroof rattle 
48760 C $700 Changed tensioner to fix the dreaded cold start rattle 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2009
20000 mi   repaired sunroof shades (twice) for both back and front shades 
20000   replaced worn out seatbelt 
29000 US $3100 replaced clutch and timing belt, four new tires, electrical module (major malfunction). Some covered under warranty. Still pulls to right 
29000   Replaced electrical module to fix: warning light that wouldn’t go off, consistently pulling to the right when braking and starting up (anti slip feature), turn signal wouldn't cancel, and the windshield washers turned on and off as if by poltergeists. Fixed worn out rotors. 
29000   When sold still had continuing problems with the sunroof where I had to push up on the window while pushing the open switch to open it up. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2014
24000 mi   Tailgate latch needed to be repaired 
51000 US $500 Needed new front brake pads and rotors. 
75000   I needed to replace my coils and plugs to fix an engine misfire. Oddly, I got no check engine light for this. 
95000   New front brakes and pads Also needed a new water pump 
102500   Leaky cooling system 

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