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2007 MINI Cooper Problems and Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own a 2007 MINI Cooper. 42 of these members (46.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 104 repairs to 2007 MINI Coopers--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 MINI Cooper problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 MINI Cooper problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 MINI Cooper repairs by problem area

55% of the 2007 MINI Cooper repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 8% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 104 repairs.

2007 MINI Cooper repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 MINI Cooper repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 26% between $100 and $499, 36% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 18% more than $2500.

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 MINI Cooper problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 MINI Cooper

Engine not specified

MINI Cooper in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 24180    
24800 0 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 Cooper in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 60000    
61000 7500 Cylinder #1 no compression. Need new engine. 
 

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2007 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatch

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

MINI Cooper in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 30000    
31000 0 Replaced timing chain and tensioner. Apparently, a common problem. 
50000 50 thermostat control replaced 
 
MINI Cooper in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Check Engine Light - Faulty gas cap? 2 days in the shop 
0 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 
0 Intermittent wipers stopped working - will have it looked at during next oil change 
0 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 0 Whistle from under hood. Dealer replaced belt tensioner, but did not fix problem. 
22500 0 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 Cooper 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 26040    
27280 0 Sunroof rattle 
48760 700 Changed tensioner to fix the dreaded cold start rattle 
66960  
MINI Cooper in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 38000    
39000 400 Mass Flow Sensor Reset 
62000  
MINI Cooper in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 repaired sunroof shades (twice) for both back and front shades 
0 replaced worn out seatbelt 
3100 replaced clutch and timing belt, four new tires, electrical module (major malfunction). Some covered under warranty. Still pulls to right 
29000 0 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 0 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. 
MINI Cooper in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 85000    
92000 300 Cracked thermostat housing replaced 
145000 1100 Passenger's rear strut failure, caused misalignment and tire wear/noise 
183000 0 Worn bearings 

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2007 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatch

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

MINI Cooper in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Tailgate latch needed to be repaired 
51000 500 Needed new front brake pads and rotors. 
75000 450 I needed to replace my coils and plugs to fix an engine misfire. Oddly, I got no check engine light for this. 
95000 1200 New front brakes and pads Also needed a new water pump 
102500 650 Leaky cooling system 
103000  

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2007 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

MINI Cooper in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 29000    
31300 0 Wear problem on convertible roof. 
33000 0 Valve guide defect (may been there since manufacture). Replaced entire head. 
34300 0 Convertible roof cable repair (cassette) 
54000 860 Replace oil pan gasket - $600 Failed engine mount Needed replace pads and rotors Lower control rod bushings worn (need to replace in 15,000 to 20,000 miles) 

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