2015 Mini Hardtop Mini Hardtop 2015

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2015 Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

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

Other (13%)

Chart based on 45 repairs.
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2015 Mini Hardtop repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (4%)

< $100 (96%)

Chart based on 25 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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2015 Mini Hardtop 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 189hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

12000 mi
A/C stopped working. Dealer replaced A/C controller unit and compressor. Still not working. Dealer replaced control unit again and solved the issue as original replacement was bad. Good thing they offer loaner cars. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2017
Jan 2016

2000 mi
Popping sound when turning wheel at low speed. Lower swivel bearing pinch bolts needed to be torqued to the correct values. 
Apr 2016

4500 mi
Cleaned evaporator and replaced cabin filter 
Aug 2016

8400 mi
Air Catalyst sensor error A/C odor. Cleaned and removed odor. It was a temporary fix. 
Sep 2016

10000 mi
clicking noise when going over speed bumps. They replaced both control arms A/C odor continued. Dealer received approval to replace the evaporator 
Jan 2017

12000 mi
There was a technical bulletin on the vent issue where the vent stepper motor gets stuck. Mine would get stuck in heat mode even when I turn down the temp to 60 degrees. The repair was not successful. After I brought it back, the dealer said the car's software had to be updated as well. The problem was resolved after the software update. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 189hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

7000 mi
Side mirror motor on left side making a noise when retracted. Requires replacement which was not available at service time. Attempted lubrication failed. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Hardtop in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

5300 mi
Apparently the transmission cooling fan went out and had to be replaced. The error on the screen was "DriveTrain Error, take the car to a mini service rep immediately". We were given a loaner and MINIUSA completely handled the problem. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

28000 mi
rear view mirror sagged and would not stay in position after extended high temperatures. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2017

30000 mi
Check engine light came on. Took it in and needed to replace a dust filter and a sensor. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 189hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

49000 mi
Check engine light while at highway speed, began to run rough. Pulled off at an exit, key cycled the car and ran fine, but still a CEL. A quick re-flash fixed the issue. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2017

9000 mi
Drivetrain Malfunction error message during hard acceleration accompanied by engine roughness and sluggishness. Was able to reset by turning engine off and on again, but would recur the next time I accelerated hard. Stop-Start system would occasionally engage while turned off. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016 Heard noise coming from the front. Isolated noise to suspension. Searched puma and found measure #58332673, removed both front tires and retightened the screw connection between the swivel bearing and the control arms... 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 189hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2017
Jul 2015

3500 mi
Transmission pops out of 1st gear. Moldy smell in AC system. There is a tech. svce. bulletin for this issue. 
Mar 2017

10 mi
2nd time car has returned for a dealer service for mildew smell in the a.c. system. 
Mini Hardtop in Nebraska, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016 Both front struts and shocks were replaced three times under warranty and it never solved the problem. the dealer was not interested in finding what was wrong and had horrible customer service. Sold the car for a 2008 Infiniti. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

38000 mi
Passenger seat belt tensioner was not releasing. Seat belt had to be released and refastened, only to again get too tight. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Nov 2017
Dec 2016

12000 mi
Needed a computer re-flash 
Nov 2017

21000 mi
Loud noise resulted in replacing front wheel bearings. No effect on the noise that becomes louder as speed increases. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

28000 mi
service bulletin for control arm replacement performed on my vehicle. They were exhibiting a small clunk noise, no other issues. Also received a software update. 
Mar 2017

31000 mi

US $100
knocking noise from car 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2016

9400 mi
Heads Up Display would not always project information on the transparent pane that pops out of the dash (about 50/50). Dealer replaced the whole HUD unit under warranty at no cost. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

2100 mi
Body rattles from front of the dash under the center dummy speaker dome. Dealer said they fixed it by removing a some pieces and adding sponge foam. Rattle is still there, or it could be from other places in the dash this time. Sudden clunk while driving slowly. There was also a intermittent communication loss between acceleration pedal and the ECU for more than 1 second. Car was about to stall, but no error codes. 
Jun 2015

5000 mi
Well known problem with evaporator stinking. 
Dec 2015

5000 mi
Rain sensor gel pack leaking for the second time. It's a bad design. I'm pretty sure I'll have to revisit then when they have an updated part. 
Feb 2016

5600 mi
Weather seals on the door causing scuff marks near door frame. There was an updated part that was shipped from Germany. odor fix # 
Jun 2016

7000 mi
Rain sensor gel pack leaking again and again after replacement. There seems to be no fix for this. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

16000 mi
AC filter needed to be replaced due to a foul smell at start up. Parts replaced but issue not fixed. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2017
Oct 2015

2060 mi
plastic cover for shifter release knob broke. Under Warranty, replaced. 
Aug 2016

4540 mi
PuMA - Front wiper spray nozzle was weeping washer fluid. Stained the paint on bonnet and went thru the clear coat. Bonnet had to be entirely painted. Weeping was fixed. 
Oct 2016

4960 mi
Passenger side window squealing when it flus Up and Down Driver inside "A" Pillar rattling 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2016
Apr 2015

4200 mi
Replace faulty catalytic converter. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2016

9000 mi
Service message said car was not charging fully. Took to dealer, they said computer needed reflashing as it was giving false information.rnWorking properly after reflash. 8700 miles. 

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2014.5 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 114hp 1.5L I3 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

4000 mi
Design problem with diesels. The issue is with the regeneration cycle of the engine; when it does it, every few hundred miles, there is a noise that sounds like the exhaust is about to drop off. The new exhaust seems to have fixed it. Folding electric door mirror replaced. At about 3000 miles, it started making a noise as it was folded. This is a sealed unit that cant be fixed, so it was replaced. Apparently the same unit used on some BMWs, and they also have the issue. Sub port replaced 
Oct 2015

10000 mi
Driver and passenger window moving/ rattling. All parts changed, but still broken 
Dec 2015

10000 mi
Passenger and driver windows moved out of alignment, and consequently knocked and rattled.They couldnt fix it despite 4 attempts and changing all parts. 

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