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2007 Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Chart based on 143 repairs.

2007 Mini Hardtop repair cost distribution

Chart based on 55 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
Feb 2010

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
Aug 2010

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
Jan 2011

31000 mi
Replaced timing chain and tensioner. Apparently, a common problem. 
Dec 2011

50000 mi

US $50
thermostat control replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - May 2013
Jan 2008

450 mi
Check Engine Light - Faulty gas cap? 2 days in the shop 
Feb 2008

800 mi
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 
Mar 2008

1400 mi
Intermittent wipers stopped working - will have it looked at during next oil change 
Apr 2008

2000 mi
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. 
Dec 2009

18000 mi
Whistle from under hood. Dealer replaced belt tensioner, but did not fix problem. 
Mar 2010

26000 mi
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
Nov 2010

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. 
May 2011

71000 mi

US $250
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.  
Dec 2012

89000 mi

US $1360
Replaced timing chain, sprocket & tensioner 
Mar 2013

91000 mi

US $1100
Clearcoat was peeling off near windshield spray nozzle on hood and rear hatch door, and one other spot on the hood. 
Sep 2013

95000 mi

US $900
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. 
Jul 2014

101300 mi

US $125
Removed and replaced leaking thermostat. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2011
Jan 2010

39000 mi

US $400
Mass Flow Sensor Reset 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2012
Jan 2010

92000 mi

US $300
Cracked thermostat housing replaced 
Aug 2011

145000 mi

US $1100
Passenger's rear strut failure, caused misalignment and tire wear/noise 
Oct 2012

183000 mi
Worn bearings 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2010

27280 mi
Sunroof rattle 
Apr 2012

48760 mi

C $700
Changed tensioner to fix the dreaded cold start rattle 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2009
Nov 2007

20000 mi
repaired sunroof shades (twice) for both back and front shades 
Nov 2008

20000 mi
replaced worn out seatbelt 
Jan 2009

29000 mi

US $3100
replaced clutch and timing belt, four new tires, electrical module (major malfunction). Some covered under warranty. Still pulls to right 
Nov 2009

29000 mi
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. 
Dec 2009

29000 mi
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 - Jun 2015
Feb 2009

24000 mi
Tailgate latch needed to be repaired 
Dec 2009

51000 mi

US $500
Needed new front brake pads and rotors. 
Mar 2011

75000 mi

US $450
I needed to replace my coils and plugs to fix an engine misfire. Oddly, I got no check engine light for this. 
Feb 2012

95000 mi

US $1200
New front brakes and pads Also needed a new water pump 
Feb 2014

102500 mi

US $650
Leaky cooling system 

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2007 Mini Hardtop Repair Histories

95 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Mini Hardtop. 50 of these members (52.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 143 repairs to 2007 Mini Hardtops--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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