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2002 Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (32%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 22 repairs.
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2002 Mini Hardtop repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (31%)

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Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Mar 2014

107000 mi

US $200
Passenger side axle boot torn, replace entire axle. 
Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
Jul 2015 - Nov 2016
Aug 2016

92000 mi

US $70
Had to replace the engine cooling fan. Replaced strut mounts. Mounts were failing. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
- Jul 2011
Jul 2011

80000 mi

US $400
oil leak 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - May 2017
Apr 2017

61000 mi

US $962
Front brakes and rotors Replace right half shaft 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2015
Feb 2015

72500 mi

US $1030
Valve cover gasket replaced Tensioner pulley and idler pulley replaced Serpentine belt replaced Clutch Release bearing making noise 
May 2015

75000 mi
Mini honored the full power steering pump and fan replacement which had an extended warranty from the factory. Power steering started to stiffen whilst driving and the power steering fan sometimes kept running when the car was off. 
Mini Hardtop in Indiana, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

103000 mi

US $800
Items replaced: Valve cover and oil pan gaskets, serpentine belt, broken motor mount, spark plugs, crank position sensor oring. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

156300 mi
Cooling fan relay switch defective. 

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2002 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

135000 mi

US $1500
Replaced brakes and rotors 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

99200 mi

C $12000
Replace transmission. CVT failure Rear hatch hinges rusted so hatch would not close Electrical sending unit in tachometer failed. New tach unit required 

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2002 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2017
May 2017

120300 mi

US $370
Replaced rear pads and rotors, which were going to wear out before next service interval. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

108500 mi

US $5600
Clutch went out; could not engage gears Transmission failed as clutch repair was being completed. Transmission was replaced with rebuilt unit Half shaft failed; car was sent to BMW dealership for repair; car sent back with no repairs performed; half shaft replaced at independent mechanics cost. Car shifted smoothly after this although experienced intermittent hesitation. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
- Jul 2004
Jul 2004

34390 mi
Passenger Front Door Speaker Buzzes - Ordered speaker - Warranty Reverse gear is difficult to engage when cold - The reverse gear is a non synchronized gear - Warranty 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Apr 2013
Feb 2013

98780 mi

C $1200
was a recall problem. called Mini and they did not have a record of my VIN being recalled, but I did receive a letter --- misplaced. Surprized at their reaction. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
Mar 2012

62000 mi
Passenger Belt Pretensioner had a bad crimp in the electrical connector. Covered under extended 10yr MINI warranty. 

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2002 Mini Hardtop Repair Histories

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