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Mini Convertible repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 212 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Mini Convertible.

Mini Convertible repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (46%)

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Chart based on 145 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 189hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

9000 mi
Convertible Top recall for bearing replacement 

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2016 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Maryland, United States
May 2016 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

1000 mi
Noticed waxy substance "leaking" from hood, front light gaskets, trim around front wheel wells. Dealer said it was adhesive applied at manufacturing and they "overdid it" so during the heat of the summer, it liquifies. They washed the ca 
Oct 2017

10000 mi
Leaking condenser in passenger side wheel well 
Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

9841 mi
Rubber trim on outside of rear driver's side window was torn. Also, The weather strip mounted to the rear driver's side glass wasn't mounted properly so the rear glass had to be replaced. 

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2014 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Colorado, United States
- Dec 2015
Dec 2015

29000 mi
Car was at dealer for routine maintenance. Mechanic noticed small leak from water pump. Water pump was replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Oregon, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

16000 mi
Resistor failed, fan motor and filter replaced 
Mini Convertible in Indiana, United States
Jun 2017 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

34000 mi
Windshield washer was leaking onto the hood (pressure build up in washer system) 
Mini Convertible in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

26000 mi
Radio suddenly would not respond to station and volume control inputs. Dealer determined that radio should be replaced. New radio under warrantee works perfectly. 
Jan 2018

35419 mi
The convertible top would not retract. Trunk showed open when it was not open. Radio was erratic. Dealer stated that battery showed weak. Possibly due to too many short trips. Replaced battery. Top worked. Trunk worked. But radio was still erratic. Returned to dealer for additional diagnosis. Radio was continuing erratic behavior after battery replacement. Dealer determined that radio was defective. Replaced radio. Under warranty. No charge. 

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2013 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Dominican Republic
Jul 2017 - Aug 2018
Sep 2017

9300 mi

$400
Bushings 

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

10000 mi
Rear window defroster. Had to replace whole top. 

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2011 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
Jun 2011

2000 mi
Squeaking noise heard when the convertible top was put up. Dealer lubricated the convertible mechanism and solved the problem. 
Sep 2012

7000 mi
Computer threw an engine-trouble false alarm and put the engine into low-power "limp-home mode". Diagnosed at dealer -- computer board replaced. 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
Feb 2016

32600 mi

US $800
Replaced all coils and plugs. Coil failure 
Jun 2016

34000 mi

US $55
assenger side windshield washer failed. Hose and fitting broke off 
Jan 2017

33200 mi

US $700
Coils failed, replaced all coils and plugs 
Jun 2017

40000 mi

US $45
Replaced windscreen washer nozzles 

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2011 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Germany
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

1323 mi
Cabrio roof would get stuck in the full open position. Sensors were bad and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

2015 mi
While trying to manually close the top (due to the issue if it getting stuck open) I broke the manual crank on the sunroof motor, even while following the owners manual directions. It was replaced by the dealer. 
Feb 2012

18600 mi
ECU would think car was over heating so the low speed fan would engage and stay on up to 10 min after shutting the car off. In this time you could not start the car. There was a bulletin but not a full recall for this known issue. 
Jun 2013

36580 mi

€200
Engine Stumble under acceleration. 1st trip-2 fuel injectors(3 days2nd Trip-(morning after pick up,in shop for 15 days) They changed the HP Fuel Pump, Cleaned the valves, finally changed fuel line from pump to injectors(fixed issue) 
Sep 2017

92380 mi

€130
Battery Change 
Oct 2017

93550 mi

€259
DMTL pump Change 
Feb 2018

102300 mi

€670
High Pressure Fuel Pump 

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2011 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

9000 mi
The temperature sensor for the engine had to be replaced. 
Jul 2012

10300 mi
Solenoid valve was leaking. When dealer repaired it they damaged the oil pan. Replaced oil pan.  2 weeks later the replaced solenoid valve failed and was replaced again. 
Feb 2013

13900 mi
Took in for routine maintenance. They determined that the heat sensor was bad again. Replaced. 
Apr 2014

20000 mi
plastic rail on inside of convertible top broke and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2016

29000 mi

US $2500
Oil leak, replace defective gasket Car broke down while driving. Could not restart or use anything that required power. 
Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2015
Oct 2012

8700 mi
licence plate light replaced, door trim replaced 
Oct 2013

16200 mi
computer system which determines if brake pads need replacing needed new software, software would not download due to defect in "kombi"(some sort of sensor computer) which needed replacing and had to be shipped in 
Mar 2014

19000 mi
oil pump solenoid leaking, replaced along with wiring harnass and thermostat 
Apr 2014

19500 mi
engine check engine light gas cap light on, something replaced in fuel system 
Mini Convertible in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2015
Jan 2015 Three lights have failed on this car in the last few months. Replaced two brake lights and one fog light. In January, the driver's side tail light took about an hour because the plastic melted around it. 
Feb 2015

57000 mi

US $2000
Timing chain stretched, replaced chain, tensioner, and guides. Thermostat failed. Replaced entire thermostat housing and flushed coolant. 

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2010 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

13000 mi
iPod controls were not working as documented through the MINI radio system. Turned out to be user error not identified by Dealer. 
Jul 2015

64200 mi

US $410
Timing chain needed replacement 
May 2016

76000 mi

US $3100
Clutch needed replacing. When they removed the old clutch, they may find the flywheel needed replacing...~$3100 repair if flywheel needed. 

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2010 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Georgia, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

1700 mi
Trunk release button did not work on delivery. Trunk lock assembly replaced 
Mini Convertible in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - May 2017
Sep 2014

40000 mi
Rear hatch switch malfunctioning due to water leak. Cleaned, lubed, and sealed. 
Jan 2015

US $160
Replaced worn and cracked weather stripping 
Nov 2015

46900 mi

US $10
Rear light bulb short. Take apart housing, cleaned melted plastic, re-installed bulb. 
Feb 2016

48600 mi

US $200
Replaced thermostat housing 
Feb 2017

54000 mi

US $30
Replaced jacking point plastic protector 

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2010 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Michigan, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2011
May 2010

893 mi
Emissions Hose was loose, causing CEL to come on. Emissions Hose was loose, causing CEL to come on. 

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2010 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
Oct 2014

84000 mi

US $80
plug fouling regularly on one cylinder. Dealer replaced plugs when under warranty. When problem recurred, was out of town, had plugs and 2 coils replaced per the mechanic. Next occurance I replaced plugs. Suspect valve spring sticking. 
Mini Convertible in Maryland, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

37000 mi
Thermostat 
Mini Convertible in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

18000 mi

US $100
timing cover gasket 
Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2018
Aug 2013

17900 mi
Door handles were hard to operate. Worked well after lubricant applied. 
Jan 2016 Water leaked into the rear hatch latch handle causing it to cycle locked/unlocked for 3 to 10 seconds at a time. Had to remove the trim and blow out the water with compressed air. Trigger mechanism is behind rubber seals making it diffict 
Jan 2017

33700 mi

US $260
Rear hatch release button failed. 
Mar 2017

40000 mi

US $450
Replace corroded lock/switch 
May 2017

42000 mi

US $500
The rear latch mechanism rusted and quit working. Replaced with new. 

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2010 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
Dec 2011

13000 mi
USB and DC outlet were repaired. 

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2009 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
Jun 2017

92000 mi

US $100
Walnut blasted the intake valves. They had extreme carbon buildup. Fixed rough idle, lower power, lower mpg. 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2015
Mar 2013

60000 mi

US $100
spark plug keeps failing. car missing. have had the problem for about a year. replaced all plugs then, two weeks later, engine kept missing. replaced another failed plug and still missing. 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

5000 mi

US $400
Electrical Electrical, other than above, repair 
Mini Convertible in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2016
Mar 2010

6000 mi
Faulty seat belt. orginally thought husband broke it but turn out to be part of a recall...something I was not notified about from BMW. 
Jun 2010

8000 mi
Broken interior bracket which holds convertible top flush against body of car. Known issue with 2009 convertibles 
Aug 2010

9000 mi
Parts ordered to fix convertible top came in and repaired on 2nd visit. 
Oct 2010

10000 mi
Driver door leaking water into interior. One week after repair, leak reappeared. Going back to dealership. Fuse box faulty. Car had no issues, noticed when taken to dealership for repair of leaking door. 
Nov 2010

10500 mi
Leaking driver side door seal. Dealership cannot find problem. Still is leaking. Will need to go back to dealership in the future. 
Feb 2014

42000 mi

US $500
Spark plugs 
Feb 2016

57900 mi

US $1000
Crack Manifold cover 
Apr 2016

59200 mi

US $450
Co2 sensor went bad Convertible top not going down 
Jul 2016

60000 mi
Convertible top 
Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2010

6000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump had low volatge and did not deliver enough fuel to the engine. Took 3 - 5 start attempts before engine would start and run. Engine running rough for 5 minutes. Fuel smell. 
Jan 2011

11000 mi
convertible top between body and fabric separated driver side, essentially the c pillar. dealer added new convertible supports on both sides gasket that wraps around door would not seat correctly and prevented door from closing correctly. gasket replaced for both doors. 
Mar 2012

26000 mi
water pump recall, also caused heater to work only sporadically. Couldn't close door as door seal would come loose. New adhesive being distributed by MINI. 
Jun 2013

39000 mi

US $200
Accessory post nut stripped causing an intermittent short. 2 hours troubleshooting and replacement of parts. 
Jul 2013

39200 mi
Pulley tensioner was leaking oil. Installed new flywheel, reprogrammed ECU. 
Aug 2014

49000 mi

US $1000
Engine mounts corroded causing low voltage. Replaced. 
Oct 2014

50000 mi

US $200
Windows out of alignment and had opening between driver front and read. Driver front window adjusted some. Additional adjustments to rear window would cost another $300 and opted to not have the work performed. 
Sep 2015

53000 mi

US $700
Coolant leak, Thermostat failed and was replaced. Oil consumption, oil added. Convertible roof rattle. Trim piece of convertible roof replaced. 
Apr 2017

63000 mi

US $1200
Water pump sounded like it was wearing out, replaced. Some other tensioner (not the famous one) clacking and replaced. Battery low voltage, replaced - standard wear item. 
Jun 2017

64000 mi

US $250
Convertible would not close. Adjusted to get it to close correctly. 
Oct 2017

66000 mi

US $300
Trunk door was retaining water and shorted out the lock. Replace harness, removed drain plugs that were supposed to be removed at port. 
Jun 2018

69000 mi

US $250
Wheel seal was letting tire leak. Repaired. 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2012
Dec 2011

30000 mi
turbo went bad, was replaced 
May 2012

32600 mi
Car wouldn't go out of first gear. 
Mini Convertible in New Brunswick, Canada
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

5580 mi
Convertible top not aligning properly with A pillar when closing Rad hose hanging down below front valance due to broken clip 
Jun 2010

7440 mi
Soft top pulling away from body of car at top of rear fender. dealer found TSB...installed repair kits to top on both sides seat belts not retracting. replaced both front seat belt assemblies. 
Mar 2011

10540 mi
Plastic trim on roof above side window was broken on one end and rattling badly 
Jun 2011

13020 mi
Replaced broken interior plastic trim along top of passenger side window 

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2009 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Georgia, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2018
Sep 2011

9000 mi
The seatbelt sensor in the passenger seat malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2015

23000 mi

US $2700
Replaced clutch and flywheel. 

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2009 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
May 2016

92400 mi
Convertible top would not retract properly. Dealership could not repair. Water pump was leaking. Pump was replaced Oil leaks from valve cover, oil pan, oil filter and oil cooler. 
Jun 2016

94000 mi

US $120
Radio display quit working. Replaced radio. 
Feb 2017

99700 mi

US $220
Ignition coils and spark plugs failed because of oil contamination. 
Jul 2017

103000 mi

US $3974
Air would stop working while car was stopped. Coolant fan assembly replaced. Air would stop working while car was stopped. Low on freon. Engine leaking oil. Rear main seal replaced. Engine leaking oil. Oil pan resealed with Loctite 5970 liquid sealant. Engine leaking oil. Replaced valve cover gasket. Accessory drive belt cracked. Belt replaced 

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2009 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

1000 mi
Door Gasket replacement - Well Known early build R56 problem.  Broken Arm Rest sliding cover. Door Gasket replacement - Well Known early build R56 problem. Broken Arm Rest sliding cover. 
Aug 2010

19000 mi
Car is one year old and now on third convertible top. Well known problem with 09 & 10. BMW supposedly has a real fix installed along with the new top this time. We will see. 

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2008 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Convertible in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

36000 mi

US $200
The water temp sensor connection to the engine developed a leak. The sensor to block connection point part was replaced. 

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2007 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Convertible in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

84000 mi
Drivers Seat height adjuster broke 

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2007 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Oregon, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2018
May 2011

48000 mi
exterior passenger door handle sticking and the dealer replaced it 
Jun 2011

48000 mi
Tire warning light reset SCREWS ARE LOOSE ON THE REAR DRIVER CONVERTIBLE TOP TRIM. Screws were reset with lock tight. 
Sep 2011

50000 mi
Internal trim piece broke and was replaced Oil leak detected around a seal. The part was replaced. 
Mar 2015

670002 mi

US $200
re-glue rear glass window to the soft top 
Jun 2018

72000 mi

US $2
Re-glue rear glass window to the soft top 

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2007 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2012
Feb 2010

30900 mi
Wear problem on convertible roof. 
May 2010

33700 mi
Valve guide defect (may been there since manufacture). Replaced entire head. 
Jul 2010

33800 mi
Convertible roof cable repair (cassette) 
Apr 2012

54000 mi

US $860
Replace oil pan gasket - $600 Failed engine mount Lower control rod bushings worn (need to replace in 15,000 to 20,000 miles) 

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2006 Mini Convertible

Engine not specified

Mini Convertible in Nevada, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

106000 mi

US $2700
wear on manual gearbox requiring REPLACEMENT of entire box. Cost approaches value of car. 

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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

112000 mi
Emissions (O2 sensor error) error, lean O2 sensor post catalytic converter. Cleared code and adaptive memory, error gone for 400 miles- this is a known mysterious error with MINI- no leak or bad sensor 
Jun 2014

118000 mi

US $250
Replaced rear and front wheel hub 
Jul 2014

119000 mi

US $300
Lower control arm bushings, sway bar bushing (just preventative while I am there) and wheel hub 
Dec 2015

132000 mi

US $3389
Replaced clutch. The throw out bearing was making noise at idle, I replaced that and clutch. This is the second time this has happened on the 06. First time was in 2008 with 42k miles oil leaks fixed in oil filter housing and oil pan Strut mounting bushing cracked 
Apr 2017

143137 mi

US $168
Wheel hub replaced due to noise and wheel speed sensor failure 
Jun 2017

142307 mi

US $400
CV joint went bad on passenger side The recently replaced strut mounts had stretched and were replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2017

163160 mi

US $827
the transmission cooling lines were corroded and were leaking at the connection. Included in the cost was transmission fluid and filter change. 

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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Convertible in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
Jul 2009

22000 mi
Status/indicator light panel (i.e. engine temp, open door indicator, TPMS warning) failing to work. Car sometimes idles rougly and even stalls when starting in morning Convertible top squeals very loudly when raising it after it's been down for 1+ hours Status/indicator light panel (i.e. engine temp, open door indicator, TPMS warning) failing to work Top was lubed again, and squeaking has lessened a bit, but it's still there. 

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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Jul 2006 - Apr 2017
Oct 2006

14 mi
Adjusted Xenon Automatic Leveling System 
Jul 2007

18000 mi
Replaced Xenon Automatic Leveling System 
Dec 2008

43000 mi
Replace O-ring for engine cooling system 
Jul 2009

54000 mi

US $165
Replaced Clutch and Throwout Bearing under warranty 
Sep 2009

56913 mi

US $348
Replaced Wheel Speed Sensor 
Aug 2010

76000 mi

US $200
Motor mount leaking. Chose to replace preventably even though no effects of a bad motor mount were present. 
Nov 2010

83200 mi

US $350
Bad thermostat gasket leaking coolant; replaced with new thermostat 
Nov 2012

148700 mi

US $100
Water Pump replaced Control Arm Bushing, Sway Arm Bushings, and passenger side front bearing replaced 
Jun 2013

163000 mi

US $300
Seam of drivers seat popped a thread and over time came apart such that the seat foam was visible. No damage to the leather was noted so seat was resewn. 
Nov 2013

174100 mi

US $270
Cylinder #2 misfire occurred. Symptoms stopped after restarting the engine, but check engine was on. Diagnosed misfire due to spark plug issue. Replaced plugs, wires, and ignition coil. 
Sep 2014

187000 mi

US $1800
A/C compressor clutch and radiator fan replacement with A/C recharge. Also, replacement of passenger side rear window regulator 
Mar 2015

191000 mi

US $340
Replaced leaking oil filter mount gasket and other gaskets. 
Jul 2015

193500 mi

US $600
Crank pulley/harmonic damper broke and was replaced. 
Nov 2015

196000 mi

US $300
Alternator failed 
Oct 2016

204200 mi

US $689
Rear drivers side window regulator failed and was replaced. Part was ~$300 labor was ~400 
Apr 2017

206000 mi
Rear struts leaking Valve Cover gasket leaking Rear engine mount leaking 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

50000 mi
Ignition coil was replaced 
Sep 2014

65000 mi
A/C recharge 
Dec 2016

99000 mi

US $750
Gas vapor system had a leak (light was on and would not be able to pass emissions -- car ran fine) -- canister in engine bay replaced 
Mini Convertible in Colorado, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

65000 mi

US $3000
control arm bushings torn oil pan gasket replaced air conditioning condenser failing power steering hoses leaking 

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2006 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2018

99200 mi

C $2000
Roof convertible not closing completely 
Mini Convertible in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2017
Mar 2010

25000 mi
Coolant leak caused by fault thermostat gasket. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

38000 mi

US $370
"Check engine" light came on; replaced oxygen sensor. 
Dec 2015

51000 mi

US $182
Removed windshield washer pump, cleaned lines and hoses for restrictions. 
Mini Convertible in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013
Apr 2011

82000 mi

US $150
CVT transmission issue with high-revving, over-revving, sluggish acceleration. All issues resolved by Mini Cooper dealer with software reset, re-learn procedure. 
Jun 2011

87000 mi
car overheating on hot day with A/C on and at red light. Once moving, temp gauge returned to normal. Mini Cooper of Mt Laurel, NJ says leaking thermostat housing was cause. I don't believe it! Time will tell. 
Sep 2011

88000 mi
CVT transmission issue with gear selection mapping (software), reset by dealership 

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2005 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

73000 mi

US $600
bushings replaced 
Mini Convertible in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2012
Apr 2011

75000 mi

US $250
Electrical systems intermitent failure from body control module. The system would fault but the car would start, however half the car would not be working. This is caused by a water intrusion issue in the left foot kick panel. 
May 2012

91000 mi

US $4500
Engine cradle replacement, right lower A-arm, right tie rod and end, ball joint, etc. 
Mini Convertible in Netherlands
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
Mar 2015

81840 mi

€550
Brake lines rusted away 
Mini Convertible in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

22328 mi

US $568
Replace worn front brake pads and rotors. 
Mini Convertible in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
May 2012

70500 mi

US $300
O2 sensor inop 

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2005 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

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

Mini Convertible in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2010

37000 mi

US $500
Power steering pump failed. Pump removed, sent off for refurb, and replaced.  
Oct 2010

42000 mi

US $400
Power steering pump replaced. Removed, sent for rebuild, and reinstalled. 
Mar 2012

48000 mi

US $15
replace ball joints + alignment replaced rocker cover gasket 
Apr 2012

48200 mi

US $130
Replaced leaking PS hoses. Replaced dead battery 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

49000 mi
Convertible top wouldnt lower. Removed top, replaced cables (out of allignment) reinstalled top.. 
Mar 2009

49000 mi
Rear calipers gripping: replaced worn seal in cylinder. 
Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

62000 mi

US $500
sunroof "tray" cables broke and entire tray mechanism had to be replaced 

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2005 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

82000 mi

US $150
The convertible top would not go down. brought it to a mini specialist to fix if easy. after $150 still not working. sold car 
Mini Convertible in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

198000 mi

US $161
The car wouldn't start. The battery needed to be replaced. 
Mini Convertible in Washington, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
Oct 2009

26000 mi
Thermostat gasket failure, caused by car not being used all winter. 
Mini Convertible in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

63500 mi
convertible top replaced due to mechanical problems convertible top replaced due to mechanical problems 

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Mini Convertible Repair Histories

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