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2012 Mini Convertible repairs by problem area

Engine (53%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (0%)

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2012 Mini Convertible repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (85%)

Chart based on 13 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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2012 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2016
Dec 2012

6000 mi
Gasket on body for the passenger door came loose and was replaced. 
Apr 2013

10800 mi
Bad thermostat. Warning light for "Engine" lit. Thermostat replaced. 
Nov 2013

17300 mi
Replaced right and left A/C vent grilles because they were loose. 
May 2014

19000 mi
Power pump problem. Part replaced. 
Aug 2015

24000 mi
Leaky water pump 
Mini Convertible in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

7800 mi
TPS indicated low tire pressure 
Apr 2016

39700 mi

US $275
Leaking radiator fluid from thermostat housing. Replaced both thermostat and housing. 
Mini Convertible in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2013
May 2012

4500 mi
Had a check engine code. Appeared to be an emission issue however, dealer could find no reason for the warning and reset. 

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2012 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Feb 2017 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

26000.0 mi

US $400
Replaced oil pan gasket which was showing signs of seepage. 

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2012 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

10000 mi
Rear window defroster. Had to replace whole top. 
Mini Convertible in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2017
May 2016

30600 mi
We reported a loud ticking. Dealer investigated,, tried a number of remedies but ultimately determined that the engine had to be replaced due to metal shavings contamination throughout engine. Replaced under warranty. $13k if not warrantied. 
Aug 2016

32000 mi
car reporting "high battery drain" after sitting overnight. Isolated to malfunctioning autodimming mirror 

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2012 Mini Convertible Repair Histories

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