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Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1451 repairs.
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Mini Hardtop repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 811 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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2017 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 228hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2016 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

7000 mi
Brake pedal has been making a squeaking noise since new. Replaced brake booster, no improvement. Now awaiting master cylinder and pedal set. 

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2016 Mini Hardtop 4dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

10000 mi

US $250
The driver side mirror was replace due to making noise when retracted. Other than that the car has been perfect. 
Jun 2017

10000 mi
Seat belt buckle failed and was replaced. It took longer since dealer did not have part and when they did get the part it was the wrong one. 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017
May 2017

16000 mi
Driver side mirror fold feature inop 

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2016 Mini Hardtop 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Aug 2016

14300 mi
Passenger side airbag reported itself non-functional. Airbag sensor replaced 

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2016 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

12300 mi
drivetrain malfunction warning, brought in for check. was a software error, system was reprogrammed. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 4dr Hatch

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

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. 
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. 

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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 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... 
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 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. 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 189hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Nebraska, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

17000 mi
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 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 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 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 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. 
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 

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2015 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2016
Apr 2015

4200 mi
Replace faulty catalytic converter. 
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 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 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 

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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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2014 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017 service bulletin - control arm bearings replacement padding on instrument cluster for squeaks 
May 2017

9200 mi
additional squeaks and rattles , including some previously repaired. Added foam tape and washers to interior parts. 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Aug 2016

39100 mi
Bad smell from AC vent on startup. This is apparently a known issue. Dealer fixed it for no charge and provided a loaner. 
Mar 2017

47000 mi
The rain sensor in the rear view mirror started to leak some thick fluid down the inside of the windshield. Dealer replaced the mirror assembly. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

7000 mi
Squeak in driver's door. Dealer applied lubricant to windows seals -- squeak stopped for 3 days. Hatch struts completely failed. 
Apr 2015

7500 mi
Replaced failed hatch struts. Asked them to fix stop the squeaks in drivers door, glass rubs against seals.. Lubricant they applied before lasted 3 days. They said no factory bulletin -- sorry. They reapplied lubricant to window seals. 
Apr 2016

16000 mi
Bushings in fron suspension replaced. 
Mar 2017

23000 mi
pre-cat sensor had to be replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

21700 mi
Rear Wiper washer nozzle was clogged, dealer replaced nozzle and re calibarated it during an oil change. 
Sep 2017

27280 mi
Gear shift knob replaced as the release cover broke. Was a warranty repair done by dealer 

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2014 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
Sep 2014

4000 mi
Weeping window washer ducts 

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2014 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 1.5L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

18420 mi
key cover fell off 
Dec 2015

19220 mi
broken bolt defective sensor 
Feb 2016

23560 mi
Oil leak from O ring seal oil filter 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 211hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

12300 mi
Right fuel level sensor was faulty, replaced under warranty 
Jul 2017

23919 mi
Reported loud brake squeal when braking in reverse. Dealer found front rotors were below minimum thickness and replaced both front rotors/pads. Covered under warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Oct 2016

15000 mi

US $120
Rear sunroof rattled badly over bumps especially when opened. Dealer diagnosed bad linkage, replaced entire rear sunroof cassette assembly. Water pump was squealing, pulley for water pump had been replaced previously didn't solve problem. Dealer diagnosed faulty water pump and replaced. Stereo exhibited occasional problems connecting to phone for music via bluetooth, sometimes blanked out. On dealer test drive, stereo blanked out completely. Turbo exhibited rattle noise on deceleration between 1800-2200 RPM. Noise was considered normal. However dealer suggested reprogramming engine ECU to latest firmware. Dealer noticed water drains in roof were separating, repaired drains as part of preventative maintenance when replacing sunroof. 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2015

12400 mi
Sunroof interior screen was sticking and squeaking when opened and closed. The screen and mechanism were replaced under warranty. Outside door latch was sticky making the door difficult to open. The door latch mechanism required lubrication. 
Jan 2017

29760 mi

C $380
Took car for an oil change. Had to replace the alternator belt. Dealership provided old part for inspection. Belt was cracking in multiple places. Also told the front brake pads & rotors need replacing. Will update after repairs completed. 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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

12000 mi
Battery failed load test. Battery replaced and registered to MINI under vehicle warranty at no cost to me. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2016
Aug 2015

27100 mi
Radio wouldn't turn off even with the car physically off until resetting the battery.rnrnTook two trips as when I first brought it in 'they couldn't replicate it'. Second time I drove it there with the issue and they replaced the head unit 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

7700 mi
Electrical system failed in total. Car towed to dealership. Computer and battery replaced. Failure likely caused by not driving enough to charge and maintain battery. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

15000 mi
Trim piece on top of driver's seat broke. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2017

42000 mi

US $130
Side turn signal lens clip broken. No idea how, possibly automatic car wash. Owner purchased replacement part from dealer and installed himself. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

9000 mi
High-pressure fuel pump failed suddenly at 8,500 miles; was replaced under warranty. 
May 2015

22000 mi

US $1400
Driver's door latch replaced. Second 2-hour round trip required because dealership incorrectly installed a part, causing driver's window to malfunction. 
Jul 2016

33500 mi
Two (2) ignition coil packs failed simultaneously, making car inoperable. Broke down on road; had to be flat-bedded to the dealership. 
Aug 2016

33000 mi
Two (2) spark plugs were badly fouled due to previous ignition coil pack failures; dealership failed to replace the plugs at the same time as the coil packs. 
Jun 2017

39500 mi

US $1500
4-wheel alignment 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

26400 mi
Low oil pressure warning at low idle. Replaced oil pump 
Jan 2015

16700 mi
Was in for normal maintenance, mechanics noticed water pump leaking and replaced. 
Dec 2015

48000 mi
Small coolant leak. Replaced a hose or two I think. 
Mini Hardtop in Tennessee, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017 Front suspension clunk when going over uneven bumps. Diagnosed as failed front stabilizer bar bushings. Dealer replaced all front stabilizer bar bushings and clunk is gone. 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

29466 mi

US $279
Two front tires replaced due to irreparable leaks. 
Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
May 2013 - May 2016
Dec 2014

24000 mi
1 of the right rear brake lights was out. Per dealer it wasn't a bulb issue and they replaced entire taillight unit under warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2017
Mar 2015

34000 mi
radio died/bluetooth problem. replaced under warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2013

10000 mi
Passenger door difficult to open. Repaired via warranty work - re routed cables inside door. 
Aug 2017

68000 mi

US $600
They replaced the spark plugs (at no cost) and the control modules (paid for). 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

19000 mi
faulty radiator 
Mar 2015

28000 mi
USB port began to fail. 
Jul 2015

34000 mi
Car losing power Window previously repaired would not go up intermittently . 
Aug 2015

35000 mi
speaker was failing 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

34000 mi
Trim peeling off shift knob. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

24000 mi
Oil leaking onto engine 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

31200 mi
Fuel qty sensors failed. Both sensors replaced. Seven exterior lamps not working 

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2013 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

26000 mi
Finish was coming off the steering wheel buttons for radio and cruise control. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2015
Mar 2013

5066 mi
Replace catalytic converter 
Jul 2014

18300 mi
Remote key stopped working to unlock - remote receiver in rear view mirror replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Missouri, United States
Feb 2017 - Oct 2017
Sep 2017

42000 mi

US $200
Identify rattles from trunk/hatch area, and from front windshield. Trunk hinges were lubricated, striker plate location tweaked. Hatch no longer sits flush, still rattles/creaks over larger bumps. 

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2012 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Districto Federal, Mexico
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
Jan 2013

22320 mi
gearbox 
Apr 2017

31620 mi

$140
Battery replacement as car wasnt used for quite some time. 

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2012 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2014 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

18000 mi
Battery was dead. Dealer diagnosed and replaced battery Coolant was always disappearing. Water pump was replaced Oil leak on ground. Dealer mechanic found a faulty oil pressure distribution solenoid. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

34000 mi
Coolant engine overheat light came on. Taking into dealer for warranty repair. 
Jun 2015

38000 mi
had to repair or replace the coolant tank - temp gauge came on, car overheated and stopped. 

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2012 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
May 2012 - Aug 2016
Aug 2014

7000 mi
Engine oil control valve solenoid found to be leaking during routine maintenance. Slight misting of oils around unit. Booked in to be rectified (under warranty), a week later. New part fitted successfully. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - Jan 2015
Oct 2014

65300 mi

US $2000
Coolant temp sensor was replaced, which resulted in a the solenoid leaking, which leaked into the computer and fried it. Second mini with this problem, near catastrophic failure. Original quote of 8k to fix. 
Mini Hardtop in Puebla, Mexico
Apr 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2014

26660 mi
Oil leak due to faulty crank shaft seal. 
Mar 2016

31000 mi
two coils were replaced and scheduled maitenance 
Jan 2017

29320 mi

$400
Crank Shaft Seal replacement due to oil leak Water pump/belt tensioner replacement due to clicking noise at cold. 
Mar 2017

33480 mi

$400
Belt tensioner failed. Making uggly noise 
Mini Hardtop in Missouri, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
Apr 2014

48800 mi
Partial failure of high pressure fuel pump, sensor detected. Drove to dealer. 
Nov 2015

79900 mi

US $90
Thermostat and temperature sensor failure;  oil pressure solenoid minor leak. $1150 total, all but 90 covered by (purchased ) extended warranty 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

14000 mi
Small oil leak into sensor harness...known problem with TSB for it 
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Drivers front wheel bearing went bad...bearing replaced under warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

17000 mi
Sensor was recalled so it replaced for free 

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2012 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Nov 2011 - Nov 2014
Apr 2014

15000 mi
Several engine related repairs including fixing a fluid leak. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2013

10700 mi
Defective thermostat resulting in engine overheating and reduced performance mode. Replaced under warranty as part of a dealer campaign. 
Dec 2013

16000 mi
Snow driving triggered "slippery snow" fault with traction control system. Permanent fix required reprogramming the computer. Dealer applied all other available patches (such as ABS programming). All covered under warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2015
Jul 2013

7200 mi
Engine cooling fan temp sensor replaced as per Mini recall. 
Dec 2014

14000 mi
Oil pump solenoid leaking, leak stopped by replacing the solenoid wiring 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

62000 mi

US $725
XM would not receive signal. "Acquiring Satellites" displayed with no XM Audio. FM/AM worked fine. Replace satellite radio antenna base. 
Nov 2016

65400 mi

US $1100
gas loose tank light appeared accompanied by a check engine light. Faulty fuel tank breather and leak diagnosis pump were replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

46100 mi
pads almost worn away due to caliper not releasing 
Apr 2017

54000 mi

US $675
bad ignition coil x1, replaced 4 spark plugs, valve cover gasket 
Jul 2017

59000 mi
thermostat housing replaced 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2017 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

125000 mi

US $80
New high beam lamps. It was found incidentally at a routine tune up. 
Oct 2017

135000 mi

US $100
door adjustment on hinges 

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2012 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

15200 mi

US $270
Oil pump volume control solenoid 
Dec 2016

22000 mi
Replaced ignition coils (4) 
Mini Hardtop in West Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2017
Mar 2013

6000 mi
Loud "clattering" noise. Towed to dealership. Spun rod due to defective part. Waiting for new engine/will be covered under warranty. 
Aug 2016

43700 mi

US $600
ignition coils & spark plugs replaced 
Mini Hardtop in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

4000 mi
Faulty sensor made the car think it was over heating. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2017
Feb 2012

2000 mi
Check engine light came on, apparently a faulty spark plug. 
Aug 2013

9000 mi
Replace faulty thermostat 
Dec 2014

13000 mi
Small oil leak near sensor harness. TSB. 
Mini Hardtop in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Aug 2015
Mar 2014

16740 mi
Loud rattle/clunk from rear - sway bar bushings worn out Thermostat housing leaking - replaced thermostat assembly. There is a TSB for this. Oil pump solenoid leaking, allowing oil to wick into wiring harness. Replaced solenoid and wiring harness and inspected DME for damage. This is a known issue with the N16. 
Sep 2014

21700 mi
Car would not start - battery would not hold charge. Defective battery replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2013 - Oct 2017
Oct 2014

43080 mi
Throwout bearing in clutch failed. Constant slight squealing noise, but still worked fin Entire clutch replaced under warranty. Hydraulic leak in clutch slave cylinder also repaired; may have been cause of throwout bearing failure. 
Nov 2014

44640 mi
Steering developed a bit of play...maybe 1" of slop that could be felt all the time, running or not. Dealer found a loose pinch bolt on steering column. Tightened it and problem solved! 
Mar 2015

48360 mi
Battery not holding charge properly. Dealer tested it, it failed, was replaced under warranty. Door sill trim came unglued and got caught in door, crushing it and scratching door Interior rear view mirror had slightly 'foggy' appearance all the time. Could not be cleaned off; the 'fog' was under the glass. 
May 2015

48560 mi
AC stopped blowing cold. Dealer inspected and found faulty relay inside module. Replaced module. Still no good. Replaced corroded ground wire. Still no good. Replaced compressor and recharged system. Works great now. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2013

30000 mi
Drivers side window regulator failed 
Jul 2014

38300 mi
Drivers side window squeaks Rattle from rear tailgate, required replacement of rear sway bar and rear hatch striker 
Sep 2015

50000 mi
All four ignition coils replaced. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi
Oil pump solenoid leaking Front shock abosorbers replaced due to leak Leaking water pump Sway bar links rusted and bent 
Aug 2017

70000 mi

US $600
O2 sensor failed 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2014

49000 mi
Replace radial shaft seal on passenger front side Rear sway bar links Belt pulley to coolant pump was loose. Replaced belt pulley 
Apr 2015

52849 mi

US $1318
Replace thermostat, install adapter lead, antifreeze. Brake fluid service Fuel injector rail and pressure hose assembly Replace Thermostat, Adapter Lead, Flush Antifreeze, Brake Fluid Service 
Sep 2015

59000 mi

US $238
Valve cover gasket was leaking. Replaced 
Dec 2015

63000 mi
Fuel sensor. 
Jan 2016

43500 mi

US $1318
Car stalled four hours after picking it up. Towed back. Mini covered DME (main control computer), high pressure fuel sensor, injection tube, pressure hose assembly. I had to pay $1318 for a battery damaged by the DME and a fuel pedal sensor and module. 
Feb 2016

64000 mi

US $71
Short in fog light would cause the radio to turn on and drain battery 
Feb 2017

74700 mi

US $1228
Replace Clutch and Flywheel,  replace rear sway bar bushings. 
Mar 2017

75000 mi

US $1010
Replace right rear caliper housing, rear - disk, pad. rotors, wear sensors 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
Jan 2013

26000 mi
replacing the fuel pump 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Nov 2016
May 2012

17600 mi
Coolant temp switch failed requiring replacement of the thermostat housing. The sensor failed on 2 subsequent parts so the thermostat housing was replaced 3 times. 
Sep 2012

19000 mi
Dealer replaced temp sensor under repair campaign. The car was not having any problems since the last repair to the cooling system. 
Apr 2014

24000 mi
Bulb out indicator lit. When I went to change the bulb, I discovered the stop lamp socket was melted. Dealer replaced left tail lamp assembly. 
Nov 2016

29000 mi

US $7
Cam chain tensioner leaked due to soft sealing washer. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

40500 mi

US $250
Thermostat & housing replacement. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Feb 2014
Apr 2013

26300 mi
Oil leak from timing chain becoming loose. Required replacement of engine electrical harness. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

9000 mi
Car was running rough at an idle. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2015
Jan 2012

24000 mi
Fuel line had a leak 
May 2013

38000 mi
Carbon build up 
Jul 2014

43700 mi

US $900
O2 sensor and catalytic sensor failed 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

50000 mi

US $150
Replace radiator hose assembly after tech broke a plastic connector while performing maintenance service. The part was very brittle and prone to break. Since I had broken a similar part on my Audi, it seemed reasonable. 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

34300 mi
Humming noise with AC turned on. Dealer added a Vibration dampener as part of a TSB. 
Jan 2017

US $175
Replaced aging battery 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2013
May 2013

49200 mi
Sunroof not closing, would pop up back open when closed. Dealer cleaned and lubricated roof. 
Jul 2013

50000 mi
Vehicle went in to limp mode due to low oil fuel pressure. Brought to dealer and they were unable to duplicate. Happened again after vehicle was returned. Overall dealer seems incapable of troubleshooting issues and takes excessively long. 
Aug 2013

50000 mi
Got tired of trying to work with dealer to fix problem that caused the car to go into limp mode. The frustrating part is the fuel pump is a known problem on these cars, it shouldn't have been rocket science to fix it. I'm done with European cars. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2011
Nov 2011

8000 mi
Dealer replaced the coolant thermostat. 
Dec 2011

8000 mi
rough idle at start; very notchy clutch 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2011

6100 mi
Oil pressure sensor needed replacing Vibration noise during AC operation 
Apr 2013

18300 mi
Visor replacement AC line damaged 
Jul 2013

20500 mi

US $800
Repaired broken AC line 
Nov 2014

34000 mi

US $80
Weather strip on windshield cowl cracked and torn 
May 2016

54700 mi
Trouble code suggested high pressure fuel pump might be malfunctioning. Dealer replaced fuel pump 
Jul 2017

67000 mi

US $60
Brake wear sensor replacement 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

15000 mi
Electrical harness burning out from a leak in the timing oils. 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Jul 2015 - May 2016
Dec 2015

17000 mi
Mass air flow sensor failed but dealer had difficult time tracking the fault 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
Jun 2011

7000 mi
Minor oil leak 
Dec 2011

10000 mi
Another minor oil leak 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2015
Jul 2011

11000 mi
Excessive noise/vibration when A/C engaged. TSB: vibration damper installed on on A/C suction line. (TSB SI M64 01 10) 
Jan 2013

21000 mi
Timing chain tensioner seal leaking. R&R seal 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

70000 mi
Fuel pump replaced (under extended warranty) 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

US $298
Engine Misfire - Replace Coil and Spark Plug 
Jun 2016

55000 mi

US $1700
Window regulator failed. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi
Oil pan and oil volume control gasket. Probably just dried out. Plan to fix in a few months. 
Nov 2016

63400 mi

US $240
Engine Misfire Cylinders 1&3. Decided to replace all sparks plugs and coils for maintainence. Problem resolved. 
Dec 2016

65000 mi

US $110
Engine would not start. Sub-Freezing tempuratures. Battery was replaced 
Jan 2017

66200 mi

US $650
Oil pan gasket and Oil Solenoid gasket were leaking. The oil solenoid gasket leaking is well known to drip on the wiring harness and short electrical compontents. Both gaskets were replaced. High Pressure Fuel Pump was starting to fail. Low pressure when starting causing multiple engine misfires. HPFP repalced under extended part warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2017
Jun 2014

20000 mi
"Reduced power" check engine light showed. Car was sluggish. Dealer reflashed software. 
Sep 2014

23000 mi
Engine power reduced warning light was on Thermostat was bad, reporting incorrect temperature information to computer. Software required flash- was incorrectly reporting worn brakes. 
May 2015

25600 mi
Check engine light illuminated, code translated to thermostat fault. I tightened connections to thermostat. Two days later light turned off on its own. 
Dec 2015

28000 mi
Door making loud scraping/squeaking noise when opened. Bolts holding it on had somehow loosened. Re-torqued the bolts. Attachment between windshield washer hose and washer nozzle cracked, windshield washer hose had to be replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

41000 mi
Deformed boot seal Seat back loose 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2016
Jun 2014

29000 mi

US $200
Window seal was allowing air to come into the cabin. Sunroof trim was rattling. Both got fixed under warranty. Rear brake pad thickness was below minimum requirement. Was replaced under extended maintenance plan. Coolant flushed. 
Jul 2015

61000 mi

US $50
Occupant sensor on passenger seat was faulty. 
Jan 2016

71000 mi

US $295
The Module that controls the turn signal and fog light was faulty. It Killed the battery as well. Warranty covered the module. Dealer made me pay for the battery and programing. 
Jun 2016

82000 mi

US $50
The O2 Sensor failed. The ECU needed programing. ECU needed programing. 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
Oct 2014

45200 mi
Reduced power engine light, resulting from worn spark plugs. Replaced under warranty and car is fine. 
Mar 2017

71000 mi
New battery installed, but ECU would not accept it. Lights, blinkers, radio wouldn't work. It was a flaw in the programming. Reflashed the ECU under factory recall. Fixed the problem. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

51000 mi

US $260
One of the 4 ignition coils had gone bad, causing misfire in one of the cylinders. Ignition coil required replacement. 
Mini Hardtop in Alabama, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

43297 mi

US $1638
Front pads, rotor and sensor Rear pads and rotors Instrument panel lights not coming on at night. They couldn't duplicate the problem so couldn't fix it. Fog light is intermittent. They could not duplicate so no repair done. License plate light out. Replaced both. No charge for labor. Microfilter replaced. Oil control solenoid leaking. Replaced. 
Dec 2017

46000 mi

US $40
Replaced left parking light which had been intermittent for years. 

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2011 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2015
Nov 2011

6000 mi

US $48
Water pump replaced under warranty and engine oil was changed. 
Mar 2015

44000 mi
Oil pump solenoid was leaking via the wiring harness. Oil was forced up the harness to DME/ECU. Solenoid, wiring harness, and DME were replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

5000 mi
Faulty thermostat - replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2012

16000 mi
Check engine light came on. Reason was a problem with thermostat. Dealer replaced (under warranty). 
Mini Hardtop in South Dakota, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2014
Aug 2011

1189 mi
Fixed rubber trim strip on roof. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

32000 mi
Check engine light on. Replace fuel sensor-was causing too rich fuel mixture. This was related to a previous complaint of abnormal buildup of black soot on the tailpipe. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

95000 mi

US $150
Replaced both rear shocks - one Passenger side went bad causing road noise and uneven tire wear. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Jul 2016

54000 mi

US $1000
Passenger seat airbag sensor replaced Oil pressure sending unit defective 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
Jul 2012

2500 mi
Engine had rough idle at start up. Dealer reprogrammed car and installed new control unit. When dealer reprogrammed the car for the rough idle, the radio failed/shorted and had to be replaced. Sound quality was notably better after replacement. 
Dec 2012

7000 mi
Engine was losing antifreeze, dealer found leaking thermostat and replaced. Engine has a ticking/clicking sound from valve train. Dealer noted it and advised they would contact Mini Corp. but never followed up with us. 
Mar 2013

10000 mi
Window regulator on drivers side broke. 
Jun 2013

12000 mi
Front wheel well lining detached from car and was dragging on tire. Dealer replaced liner free of charge. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2010
Oct 2010

4000 mi
rattles (one dash rattle fixed, one not) hatch not aligned and noisy (noise fixed with redesigned latch, alignment not fixable outside of body shop) stereo would only "remember" previous settings about 50% of the time. told it was just the way MINI's are.  
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

73100 mi

US $400
I don't know. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

15800 mi
Had the hood scoop replaced. It was warping a bit from the heat and I am picky about things like that. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

8000 mi
Engine light on again. Taken to shop. Problem due they think to cooling system. Car may have to be traded in for another car-on a trade assist. 
Aug 2011

8000 mi
The dealer provided a trade assist and we obtained a new 2012 mini cooper. The 2010 had thermostat, engine and convertible top issues since delivery. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
Oct 2014

84580 mi

US $735
Engine drive belt replaced, RT. axle seal leaking and replaced shaft seal, Timing chain stretched due to VANOS solenoid failure. replaced timing chain and tensioner. 
Aug 2016

112000 mi

US $3500
Burnt valve. Effectively ended the life of the car. Ended up trading it in as the repair could have cost as much as $12k. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2017
Mar 2014

32000 mi
Hood release bracket deformed and cable popped out of the holder when pulling hard to release hood. had to use pliers to hold cable end to open hood. Bent bracket back into shape and used coat hanger wire to keep it in place properly. Poor. 
Jul 2014

34200 mi

US $750
Thermostat failed just out of warranty, running hot. Car has no regular temp display so problem can remain undetected during warranty period. Design of thermostat system requires unusual amount of disassembly for this unreliable part. 
Jun 2016

45000 mi

US $600
thermostat housing, water pump failure 
Sep 2016

47000 mi

US $250
Timing chain tensioner apparently left loose by dealer in last dealer service, while a washer or re-torquing of the bolt would have fixed it, shop said they would have to replace it to fix the large oil leak from the tensioner, at $250. Requested part to be returned for inspection but they said they forgot and threw it away. 
Mini Hardtop in Indiana, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Dec 2010

5000 mi
Car was dying immediately upon starting randomly and a warning light was going on and off. Had to have the car towed because I didnt want to drive it, and was given a replacement car for 2 days. This same problem happened 2 times so far 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012
Jun 2011

40000 mi
Carbon build-up. They cleaned it up using walnut shells, or something like that. It was covered by the warranty. No cost out of pocket. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

16120 mi
Injectors were clogged because of carbon build up. Oil was leaking from the oil pan. 
Jan 2014

23760 mi
intake manifold was replaced because of too much moisture 
Sep 2015

39680 mi

C $460
The drive belt had to be replaced and spark plugs. Replacing the drivebelt put stress on the water pump pulley. This pulley has a rubber belt glued to it and it started to shred so the pulley had to be replaced 
Sep 2016

45260 mi

C $720
Rear brakes, calipers were seized and had to be changed 
Mini Hardtop in Alabama, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2013
Jan 2013

US $168
REPLACED BAT 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

23300 mi
Seat cover was replaced because of cracking on the side 
Feb 2014

30000 mi
Broken vanity mirror hinge 
Apr 2014

30500 mi

US $500
The Yellow check engine light was on, but there were no symptoms at all. When I took it in to the repair shop, they ran the codes, pulled the valve cover off, and discovered mild carbon build up. Had it cleaned, new plugs installed, and all was good. 
Mar 2017

49000 mi

US $1100
I discovered that the car was losing coolant, and when it was checked out, the mechanic found the water pump housing to be the likely source. The thermostat was also compromised, so it was replaced.  head gasket, not related to water pump and thermostat issue 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2010

10000 mi
Rear hatch release did not function. Part replaced. New part works, but required painting. New paint is poor match for body. Car has numerous interior rattles. Dealer attempted repair of sunroof rattle. Unsuccessful. Bluetooth speakerphone is useless above 60mph. No one can hear me during call. Dealer attempted to improve the problem with minor mod to microphone. No improvement. Passenger seat back release handle wouldn't retract fully. Spring reconnected by dealer. Problem solved. 
May 2011

18000 mi
Bluetooth speakerphone is useless at highway speeds. People can't hear me clearly over background noise. Mechanic removed headliner and may have fixed some rattle. Either the rattle came back immediately, or there is another one present. For such an expensive car the interior is put together very poorly. Rattles have been a problem all along. 
Jan 2013

50000 mi
Valve cover cracked. Apparently a known problem which Mini fixed by switching to a different part supplier. Luckily mine failed while still under warranty. 
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $600
Engine experience rapid oil loss when screw backed out of timing chain tensioner. Oil coated underside of car including tires. When brakes applied the car became unstable but I was able to avoid a crash. While pulling to the side of the highway the oil 
Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Jan 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

23000 mi
Timing chain 'cold start' rattle issue fixed along with VANOS unit. 
Jan 2012

29000 mi
Corrosion to the 18" Crown alloys. 
Aug 2012

34000 mi
Passenger sun visor broken flap. 
Mini Hardtop in Missouri, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2017
Aug 2010

150 mi
CEL at 150 miles. There was a problem with the emissions control fuel vapor recirc, an o-ring wasn't installed right and it tripped one of the emissions control sensors. Mechanic hadn't seen it happen before, replaced o-rings, got me back on the road. Replaced seals on low pressure fuel pump vapor recirculation after check engine light came on 
Dec 2013

50000 mi
Service engine light-cleaned injectors Service engine light-cleaned injectors again 
May 2014

53000 mi

US $550
Thermostat stuck open, engine running cold 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2017
Jun 2011

15000 mi
Replaced timing chain tensioner. 
Jul 2014

68700 mi
Leaking Valve cover gasket Replacement of bushings 
Apr 2015

75300 mi

US $400
Cooling leak. Replaced cooling hose Hood release cable broke 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $100
Replace thermostat housing due to coolant leak 
Nov 2015

79000 mi
Replaced battery due to not holding a charge 
Aug 2016

80000 mi

US $450
Replace catalytic converter due to leak Replace front strut due to leak 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

83000 mi

US $7000
Thermostat cracked; caused engine to overheat and need replacement. 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2012
Nov 2010

7900 mi
USB port dead, module replaced same day 
Aug 2011

12400 mi
noisy ac compressor, fixed by adding a part per TSB 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

74700 mi

US $900
Thermostat failed which needed to be replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Arkansas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

17000 mi
Hood scoop warped due to heat from turbo. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Nov 2014
Oct 2011

12000 mi
Car would go Hard into forward gears after being in reverse and visa versa. Dealership said defective transmission and ordered one from germany, loaner car for a month while being fixed. Was told defective transmission, new one flown in from Germany free of charge, was given a loaner car for a month. 
Aug 2012

21000 mi
Went in for yearly service and had a clicking clutch from the pedal when depressed. Dealer says its a defective part and replaced the clutch. 
Apr 2014

33300 mi

US $205
maintenence visit, oil change, cabin filter, rattle in the back end. Replaced the rear bushings solving the rattle under warranty. repairs took over 3 hours however. 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

3000 mi
Rattle from rear hatch Unable to unlock driver side door 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2011

29000 mi
Loose connection on the iPod connector. It's okay when it's not moved but touching the iPod while it's on creates static through speakers. They replaced the cable but that didn't help. 
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $590
The vacuum booster pump was leaking oil. 
Oct 2015

79000 mi
Saw the thermostat light come on in yellow then in red. Eventually lost all engine power until the car was cooled down. Had the car towed to the dealer to avoid more overheating. They said it was the thermostat housing caused coolant leak 
Dec 2015

79000 mi
Fuel filter gasket leak and oil pan leak according to the dealer 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2015
Jul 2013

19300 mi
stepper motor for blend door was making a ratcheting sound. Lubrication seems to have resolved the problem. Covered by warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

92000 mi
Bonnet release malfunction 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

50000 mi
Squeaking/rattle noise coming from rear hatch area 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2016
Oct 2010

6000 mi
left door and dashboard were rattling, stuff was glued back. 
May 2011

17000 mi
rattles from the tach were fixed 
Dec 2011

30000 mi
"Timing chain tensioner had become loose and had backed up" 
Feb 2012

32700 mi
Cold start engine knocking came back, last time the issue was resolved by fixing the timing chain. Unfortunately problem could not be reproduced at dealer. 
Apr 2012

37000 mi
Cold Start engine knocking issue again. Dealer did not attempt to solve it, I know because the dealer did not take the car for a test drive to replicate the issue. Original Dealer left a leaking oil cap. Noticed it after coming back, original service advisor did not respond to voicemails, called up service manager. Since I was 400 miles away from dealer took it bmw dealer also owned by Lithia. 
Sep 2012

47000 mi
Took car to new dealer, who determined the root cause of cold start engine noise.Issue was the purge valve in the emissions system, which was replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Jan 2014

36500 mi

US $400
One coil pack had gone bad. 
Jun 2016

92000 mi

US $240
Serpentine belt cracked, replaced 
Oct 2016

97000 mi
spark plugs replaced 

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2010 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Indiana, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2014
Feb 2014

49000 mi
Express "up" feature quit working on drivers window 
Apr 2014

49000 mi
Express up feature quit working after 3rd repair. 
Mini Hardtop in Utah, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
Feb 2017

63000 mi

US $50
Thermostat housing Replaced due to plastic warping from heating and cooling of the engine over time. This is the first time it's happened on the car. Repair took longer than normal because it was a first time repair. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2017
May 2014

38000 mi
There was a whining noise (or a growl) whenever the ac was on. The noise fluctuated with the engine rpm's. There was a TSB service bulletin out for this year model mini, which involved adding a vibration damper to the compressor. Noise gone. 
Oct 2016

62300 mi

US $700
Thermostat housing was leaking and had to be replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2011

48000 mi
wire harness was moved due to rubbing toghether, causing a fault code. 
Nov 2012

78900 mi

US $50
oil filter housing gasket replaced 
Nov 2013

113300 mi

US $800
vanos solenoid,timing components 
Mar 2015

156000 mi

US $250
Pass. side front wheel bearing noise 

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2009 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

9000 mi
Windows repaired to fix slight leak. 
Jul 2010

19000 mi
Windows repaired again to fix slight leak. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2017
Jun 2009

11000 mi
Loose timing chain tensioner. 
Nov 2009

15900 mi
Hood release latch broke. 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Ice in the intake manifold due to a design flaw. Intake manifold was replaced. 
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Passenger air bag failed. Dealer had to order a replacement part. 
Sep 2011

38000 mi
Clutch pedal had developed a clicking noise/feel. One of the parts related to the clutch pedal was adjusted. 
Feb 2013

52500 mi
Timing chain tensioner was rattling and had to be replaced. Already had a fix made in 2009 which clearly did not fully solve the issue. 
Mar 2013

53000 mi

US $950
Leaky water pump and thermostat housing. Those caused the serpentine belt tensioner to seize and belt to wear. All needed replacement. 
May 2014

63000 mi

US $996
PCV cover was leaking. Replaced with updated component. Front struts were leaking. Replaced all four struts. 
Mar 2015

74000 mi

US $1050
Turbo oil lines leaking. Replaced lines and oil filter housing seals. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi

US $350
Engine was idling/running rough. Intake valves were walnut shell blasted to remove carbon buildup. 
Jan 2016

56300 mi
Car was stuttering/stalling occasionally on startup. Dealer replaced high-pressure fuel pump under extended 10y/100k mfr warranty. Turbo heat shield replaced 
Sep 2016

87000 mi

US $500
Thermostat was leaking and had to be replaced (AGAIN) 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

51000 mi
Drivers window register replace 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jan 2014
Sep 2013

46000 mi

US $400
Failed waterpump 
Oct 2013

46000 mi
Failed clutch. I think it simply wore out, but it was premature. 
Dec 2013

46000 mi

US $400
Dead battery 
Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2010
Jun 2009

8000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced one week after purchase.  
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2017
Jun 2011

25000 mi
A/C mounting bracket that is an integral part of the engine block broke. Dealer replaced entire JCW engine with what they call a short block replacement engine at their cost. 
Mar 2013

36000 mi

US $55
Rear hatch actuator replaced 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2017
Jul 2011

26700 mi

US $50
Hood scoop / melted by the turbo, also replaced under warranty. Scheduled maintenance of brake fluid replacement. 
Jan 2013 high pressure fuel pump went out. caused a check engine light and some back firing, loss of power. It was fixed under warranty even thoughthe car was out of warranty. 
Apr 2015

70500 mi

US $968
CRACKED THERMOSTAT HOUSING CAUSING A COOLANT LEAK. HOUSING REPLACED JUST MISSED WARRANTY OF 70K MILES The clutch lining wore out. It was inspected and replaced under extended warranty (otherwise it would have cost over 3,000.00!) 
Jul 2017

94000 mi

US $160
replaced manual transmission fluid 
Aug 2017

94000 mi

US $800
REPLACED ALL 4 SHOCKS WITH BILSTIEN SPORT, REPLACE FRONT CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AND SWAY BAR ENDLINKS TO TRY TO GET RID OF CLUNKING NOISE (WHICH REMAINS) Replaced HID aftermarket lights that had a dead ballast with LED conversion generation 8 JDMASTAR. No where near as bright as HID but this is the only one adjustable for focus and is nearly identical to stock halogen brightness and the pattern with sharp cutoff (better for oncoming drivers? probably need to use fogs full time however). 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $55
Coolant tank cap was faulty, causing improper system pressure. Issue was diagnosed & the cap replaced. 
Oct 2015

67300 mi

US $30
Headlights developed hairline cracks along line on passenger headlight lens. Brought it to a local mechanic to try to buff out and apply a protective coating to attempt to prevent future issues. Hairline cracks wound up being internal. 
Apr 2016

69200 mi

US $2275
Clutch & flywheel went out. The flywheel was a dual and likely had a mechanical failure (jammed, based on the sound it was making and behavior) as they're prone to it on the MINIs. Replaced with a lightened steel single flywheel to avoid a repeat. Water pump was leaking, had it replaced. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

75000 mi
saw smoke on drivers side,took it to E2 services,was told thermostat is leaking, says this is normanl for milage. cost is 409.95 to have fixed, have to fill tank with water b4 driving. makes a whinny noise, E2 services says the entire valve cover needs to be replaced. this is a cost of $500.00. haven't had it fixed yet. 
Jun 2013

78000 mi

US $300
had the valve cover replace ABS module 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2015
Jan 2010

31300 mi
Rear hatch had a slight rattle. Dealer replaced internal insulation. 
Jun 2010

11000 mi
Rattle in passenger side door. Insulation replaced. 
Feb 2011

20000 mi
Engine leaking oil. Multiple squeaks and rattles. 
Oct 2011

30000 mi
Continued creaking around the headliner near the moon roof. 
Jan 2012

12000 mi
Took vehicle in to remedy car noises, rattles, etc. coming from door trim, headliner. 
Mar 2012

42000 mi
The air scoop in the bonnet became warped - dealer says this is a common occurrence due to the heat of the turbo charger. 
Oct 2012

54000 mi
Oil leaking and low by 4 quarts. Leaking timing chain tensioner gasket. Vehicle had a loud rattle at low rpm. Performed SI M11 02 07 Chain deflection was 72MM (outside of spec) Replaced timing chain as per bulletin. 
Mar 2013

63000 mi

US $1200
Radiator seemed to leak. Antifreeze ended up on the back window. Water pump replaced, thermostat replaced. 
Jun 2014

93000 mi

US $119
Was unable to move the seat forward or backward. 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

49000 mi
Battery died, replaced under warranty 
Feb 2013

52000 mi

US $1200
Carbon build-up on intake valves; bad oil feeder tube to turbo; leaking valve-cover gasket; bad vacuum hose Bushings cracked on both sides of front suspension Strut tower bushings cracked 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Oct 2010

26000 mi
The hood scoop was slightly dipping due to excessive heat from turbo. Part was ordered, painted, and installed. 
Dec 2010

31000 mi
Timing chain was replaced after loud cold start up. 
May 2011

35000 mi
Key died and car would not start or even go into neutral. 2nd key worked but key was replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

49000 mi
Timing chain failed for second time. They are rebuilding most of the engine. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014 Control arm bolts loose 
Mar 2014

39000 mi

US $750
Turbo oil line 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Aug 2012

56274 mi

US $1100
The A/C condenser was damaged. Cost to repair was $1,100. 
Dec 2012

56000 mi
Timing Chain Guides were shattered. A new Timing Chain Kit was required. The dealer wanted to charge $3,100 for repairs. Car just out of warranty. I contested and called MINI Customer Service. Result: $0 for repairs 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Alabama, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

50000 mi
Timing chain tensioner bolt backed out of assembly. Oil drained out but no internal damage done. Latest hardware for this problem installed. No more cold start chatter. :) One of the tones to the horn went out. Dealer fixed. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2011
Mar 2011

44000 mi
Timing chain; design defect; replaced after customer complained; not a mandatory recall but BMW issued a service bulletin to dealers, not general public. Customer experienced the symptoms of the defect of the timing chain malfunction (noise) Airbag sensor in drivers seat malfunction. Indicator light on dash stayed lit and chime tone inadvertantly rang. Sensor needed to be replaced. 
May 2011

46200 mi
Service tech told me that my right-front strut top was "domed" (damaged most likely from a deep pot hole). This happened in the past and covered under warranty, but BMW is no longer honoring this because "pot holes are not BMW's fault 
Oct 2011

54000 mi

US $1921
Clutch failed. Total price for replacement of clutch-pack, which is mandatory as per BMW's rules, was almost $4000. The dealership allowed me to buy the extended maintenance warranty instead for a total of $1920. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Apr 2015

50000 mi

US $200
Leaky thermostat housing. Replace thermostat housing. Flush/refill coolant. 
Apr 2017

70000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump replaced. No cost. MINI extended the warranty on this part for certain models/years due to premature failure. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 Timing chain stretched to near-failure due to design issue with guides. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2012

32000 mi
Auxiliary cooling pump for turbo 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009

1000 mi

US $300
Rear wheel rubbing sound washer jet clogged 
Apr 2011

23000 mi
Driver side lock actuator was faulty. Could not lock doors. When exiting car, windows would roll down, sunroof would vent and could lock car. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Oct 2011

30000 mi
Radio system and bluetooth communications intermittent 
Sep 2013

44000 mi

US $132
ABS Brake light and DSC lights were on. Dealer scanned which was a 132.00 charge and said ABS/DSC module was bad. Called Mini Customer Relations for help with repair since car was 2 months out of warranty. Waiting patiently for a response 
Nov 2013

45000 mi

US $800
ABS/DSC module was diagnosed as being bad in Sept.rnAfter almost 8 weeks Mini decided they would help by paying for the part and charging me the labor. Took 9 weeks to get the fix after the dignosis. Will know if it is okay after I drive fs 
Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

51000 mi
Engine replaced. Major failure, running on three cylinders by time reached dealer. Just barely under warranty. Rear wiper motor failure 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2012
Jul 2011

45000 mi

US $1000
Clutch release bearing and alignment dowels replaced after howling noise discovered when releasing clutch pedal. 
Nov 2011

35000 mi

US $1500
Timing chain tensioner repair after cold start rattle. 
Apr 2012

60000 mi

US $3000
Timing chain tensioner AGAIN. High pressure fuel pump, intake carbon cleaning. Starter module. 
May 2012

62000 mi

US $1000
Navigation DVD drive failed 
Mini Hardtop in Maine, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

41000 mi
Intake valves were coated in carbon and caused loss of power and some stumbling/hesitation at times. Common problem on these vehicles and the fix is applied by the Mini dealer. Only problem is, no dealer in my state. 
Mini Hardtop in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
Feb 2010

17500 mi
Car had very rough idle at cold start with three warning lights on dash. Car was undriveable as throttle was not responding to input. Dealer kept the car for a week, but was unable to replicate issue. 
Sep 2012

36000 mi
Excessive noise from engine during cold starts. Dealer replaced timing chain tensioners under warranty as they were worn beyond spec. Evidently this is a common issue. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Nov 2011
Aug 2011

9920 mi
Clutch pedal out of adjustment and coming into contact with master cylinder, making noise. Did not affect operation. New pedal installed. Issue resolved. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Feb 2016
Mar 2015

82000 mi

US $100
Cracked thermostat cover replaced. 
Dec 2015

93000 mi

US $400
Engine developed an oil leak. Replaced turbo oil lines, oil filter housing gasket (not the oil filter gasket). Replaced valve cover and gasket. There is still a small leak but it is mostly fixed. Belive most fixed by valve cover/gasket. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $175
Plastic Throw Out bearing deteriorated, ruining the clutch, flywheel, and many parts with it. Clutch pedal had developed a clicking noise/feel. Could move from left to right slightly. Plastic Pedal bushings replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $986
Replace thermostat 
Jun 2016

88000 mi
Dealer replaced high pressure fuel pump. Covered by extended warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Jun 2009 - Nov 2016
Jul 2009 Minor paint flaw. Swarf or dust trapped between paint and clear coat. Number plate not fitted properly. Scratched wheel arch trim. Steering wheel not straight. Dealer said it is OK. I'll get it fixed next time. 
Jul 2010

5000 mi
new shock absorber fitted following knocking noise. 
Aug 2010

5000 mi
tailgate crooked and makes knocking noise over bumbs 
Aug 2011

10000 mi
Poor starting when cold. High pressure fuel pump replaced. 
Jun 2012

13000 mi
Exhaust tips replaced under warranty due to rust 
Feb 2013

15600 mi
Problem: engine management light on, poor running. Various tests carried out. Fitted new inlet pressure sensor. 
Apr 2015

22200 mi

£550
The well known MINI Cooper S cam chain rattle. All new parts fitted at local MINI specialist. 
Mar 2016

25000 mi

£40
Camshaft position sensor failed - code P0340 on OBD 2 reader. This seems to be yet another common fault on my most unreliable car in 30 years of motoring. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2017
Oct 2014

54200 mi

US $200
The LCD screen of radio was broken. 
Apr 2017

87000 mi

US $2634
valve cover gasket leak, air intake hose crack. Turbo oil hose leak, 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2017
Oct 2009

1000 mi
engine light, emission evap pump had leak, would not replicate all the time, third time found. 
Sep 2014

83000 mi

US $400
dealer diagonsed in 5 minutes and I waited for car without an appointment. 
Mar 2015

91000 mi

US $1400
Water pump and belt tensioner 
Aug 2015

106400 mi

US $1100
Oil pump replaced and valve gasket engine check light 
Dec 2015

120000 mi

US $300
Hood release cable replaced 
Dec 2016

147000 mi
Rear door unlocks on it's own. I read about simular problems in forumn . ( after rain aggravates it) Car's lighter socket is also not working. Seems like the ghost of high mileage is making an appearence. Fuse replaced on lighter and all is fine. Liftgate has been locked and seems to do job, no repair done yet. 
Mar 2017

153000 mi

US $2700
Timing chain stretched 
May 2017

159100 mi

US $625
Rear calipers failed, both replaced along with pads and rotors 
Dec 2017

169000 mi

US $1200
Engine service light came on and Jen much running rough allegedly the same problem I had last time when I had the timing belt replaced, I have not put the car in for service yet hoping some of it it’s going to be covered by warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Idaho, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2017
Aug 2017

65000 mi

US $1900
Failed water pump thermostat housing and transmission cooler connector 
Mini Hardtop in Mississippi, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

101000 mi

US $300
Serpentine belt (which was replaced 3 years ago) tore while on the interstate. It caused a hole in the crank seal, which made oil leak. Replaced seal and belt. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

71300 mi

US $789
The thermostat failed and the water pump had a leak, so these were replaced. The thermostat was replaced under the emissions warranty for free. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - May 2014
Nov 2013

68740 mi

C $2300
Started with brakes, ended with misire codes and timing being off. Carbon removal, new plugs, timing adjustment, and a so called reprogramming. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

37000 mi

US $13000
Engine got broken with 37K mileage. To repair, a new engine is required. The repair quote is more than $10K. I am thinking of scrapping the car. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2017
Sep 2015

49000 mi

US $300
Clear coat started peeling, eventually causing paint on rear bumper to peel; had to get whole bumper re-painted/coated Sporty antenna rubber housing started dry-rotting and peeling off; replaced with similar to OEM Front main seal seeping; replaced along with new serpentine/drive belt 
Oct 2015

49300 mi
Passenger door latch failure; unable to open from inside or outside, could be cable movement or breakage Sunroof screen ripped on side; attempted DIY repair with glue, but made worse...dealer wants $400 to replace since it can only be replaced by taking off the sunroof glass and the part is $130 
Oct 2016

55300 mi

US $50
Rear hatch latch rubber cover dry rotted and caved in causing button not to work CEL code related to coolant temperature, replaced coolant temperature sensor (found as common problem on forums); taking to shop to clear code and if it isn't fixed, replace thermostat housing (other option for specific CEL code) 
Mar 2017

57000 mi

US $50
Passenger airbag occupancy sensor works intermittently; most shops will not fix since it requires upholstery, Mini dealer wants $1500. We were able to find a new seat bottom on ebay to replace it with that matched the car. 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2008 - Sep 2017
Apr 2009

2480 mi
REPLACED PASSENGER FOG LIGHT DUE TO CONSTANT CONDENSATION 
Jul 2009

6200 mi
TRUNK HATCH OPENED UNEXPECTANTLY & FEREQUENTLY-ON ROAD OR PARKED. ELECTRIC DOOR LOCKS HAD TO BE ENGAGED AS SOON AS YOU ENTERED THE CAR OR THE TRUNK POPPED OPEN. MOISTURE PROBLEM IN HANDLE-PARTS ORDERED TRUNK HATCH & ELECTRONICS HARNESS REPLACED- NO FUTHER PROBLEMS TO DATE 
Apr 2011

26040 mi
WATER LEAKED PAST SEAL @ REAR WIPER ARM SEAL FILLING TAILGATE  
Jan 2012

58860 mi
drivers window would not roll up fully. 
Sep 2012

38440 mi
DRIVER'S SEAT TORN/WORN OUT. MATERAIL REPLACED 
Mar 2017

64480 mi

C $1200
Rear bushings worn out. Replaced on both sides. Cost = $600 Internal fan failed-Replaced along with relay Cost = $600 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Nov 2013

36120 mi

C $500
Needed water pump, fixed at local garage. When being fixed PCV valve screwed up requiring, with superior German engineering, a new valve cover at cost of about $500 for the part only which I replaced myselfý. 
Feb 2014

37900 mi

C $300
Next event was small oil leak from main bearing seal. Fixed by local mechanic at cost of $300. 
Apr 2014

39680 mi

C $1150
After fix car wouldn't idle. Many codes, couldn't narrow down. Replaced MAF sensor to rule it out. Cleaned variable valve timing sensors and actuators. Cleaned contacts and connectors for computer. Finally replaced both variable valve timing actuators. 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2011
Sep 2009

13000 mi
window closing position erratic 
May 2010

19000 mi
one-touch window function not working...software problem 
Mini Hardtop in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2014

C $350
The stupid Thermostat stopped working. No heat at all. The part is and all in one piece worth 250$+ Poorly manufactured. 
Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Aug 2009

18046 mi
Slow and lagging throttle response. Performed trans adaptation reset to return car computer to "default". TPM and battery CELs were coming on intermittently. No faults were found to explain them. Driver window would not roll all the way up and would return to half open position. Replaced car software to remind the computer it's OK for the window to roll all the way up and it should not bounce back down. Driver door intermittently would not close and just bounce off the door jam. Reprogrammed the computer to learn how to let the door close. Lift gate rattle was repaired by realigning it and greasing the bump stops. Mud flaps were coming detached, they reattached them. Both washer fluid nozzles were loose and one had broken off, so they were replaced. Driver side outer A pillar is loose. They did not have any in stock and so ordered one. 
Oct 2009

20945 mi
Replaced driver side outer A pillar trim. Car alarm interior ultrasonic sensor is defective causing random alarms, even while driving. Ordered replacement sensor because none in stock. Chrome window trim damaged by A pillar when it broke off on the highway, replaced. 
Mar 2010

30398 mi
Car makes clicking noise in front at very low RPMs in parking lots, period is RPM-dependent. Water was leaking into the right rear tail light assembly. Parts ordered. 
May 2010

32000 mi
#2 piston and rod were defective. Was without car for two months because MINI Corporate in Germany would not send the parts for over five weeks. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
Car overheated and lost oil pressure, by warning light indicators and also some noise under the hood. Had car towed to dealer. Electronics did not record the overheat warning and lost oil pressure warning. No answers from dealer. 
Sep 2010

35320 mi
Went to original dealer to ask about overheating and oil pressure incident. They couldn't find any record of it happening in the computer logs, either. 
Mar 2011

47928 mi
A check engine light came on in February, and a dealership fixed the bad thermostat under warranty. A check engine light came on in February, and a dealership fixed the bad thermostat under warranty. 
Apr 2011

48228 mi

US $134
Keyless entry unlocked doors but door would not open--handle did not mechanically work. Yet another electrical problem they "could not replicate" even though I had video evidence. I complained that the lift gate rattles were back but they did not even try to fix it. Very annoying! Am taking it to another state's dealer next. Cruise buttons on steering wheel started incrementing and decrementing speed by 2mph intervals instead of one. More computer glitches strike again! Asked them to double-check why the door would not open even though the keyless entry worked to unlock the door last month. Nothing done, problem not replicated (of course). 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
Camshaft position sensor. CEL on, then went back out. Declined to replace since intermittent and planning to sell car. Replaced the right rear TPMS transmitter in the fender. 
Sep 2011

50000 mi
Computer lost date and time but battery was never disconnected to account for it. More electrical gremlins. Also, alarm started sounding for no reason, which was repaired two years ago. But the false alarms returned. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2017
Sep 2014

104000 mi

US $300
Radiator fitting leak 
Oct 2016

132500 mi

US $150
Spark plug coil died. 
Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2012 - Nov 2017
Apr 2012

24000 mi
Fan speed display LEDs out. Part ordered. Dealer will call when part comes in. 
May 2012

24800 mi
heater / ac control panel replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Aug 2010

17980 mi
Drivers window would not stop at top. It would bump off the top and go back down 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $580
Water pump failed and was replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

40700 mi
Dealership found leaking hose that was keeping the heat from working well, and replaced the hose. 
Sep 2013

61000 mi

US $115
Highbeam head lamp light went out. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

8000 mi
engine knocking. Timing chain and tensioner fitted.slight improvement.Not fully resolved. Engine knocking 

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2009 Mini Hardtop

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

50000 mi
A rattle in the back 

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2008 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

37300 mi

US $9200
engine blew 330 miles after timing chain HAD to be replaced. 13000 miles left on warranty. BMW/Mini said I misused car and would not cover charges. They would not put in writing causes. will not go back. 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

US $1616
clutch went out and needed replacement at 38,780 miles. Although my car is still under warranty the dealer claims the clutch failed due to improper use or abuse. I have driven manuals for 30+ years with no clutch replacements prior to this 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Jan 2011

44700 mi
Timing belt replaced. Symptoms were rough idle and noise (death rattle) on cold morning starts. 
Apr 2011

49300 mi
carbon buildup in cylinders caused rough idle at low speeds and finally triggered an engine light. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

25000 mi
I had to hire a lawyer because nation BMW would not repair my car which was still under warranty. (Rapid oil consumption & broken timing belt at 24,000) 

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2008 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

36000 mi
Decarbonize intake valves for second time. Issue caused by DI head design, no fuel to wash out the oil from the crank case breathing system so it can be burned. Later sold to avoid having to pay for intake cleaning out of warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2012
Jun 2010

20000 mi
Timing chain tensioner and chain replaced per technical service bulletin. Had a loud diesel like knock noise present at cold start, due to problems with original timing chain tensioner design and resultant chain stretch. 
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Rattle from rear hatch area. Readjusted rear hatch latch and problem was solved.  
Dec 2010

25000 mi
Rear hatch latch that was previously repaired became loose so the hatch would not close properly. It required realignment and tightening. 
Sep 2011

36000 mi
Hose from turbo to air intake kept getting loose and falling off turbo. Hose and clamps replaced. Hatch latch intermitently would not reset to allow latching unless remote or latch button was pushed again after opening the latch. It should reset automatically. Dealer replaced latch under warranty. Door handles increasingly hard to pull to activate latch to open doors. Dealer lubricated handles, problem apparently solved. 
May 2012

45000 mi

US $708
Turbo oil line was leaking. Apparently this is a growing issue with MINIs due to the line press fitting gasket failure due to turbo heat. The dealer replaced both turbo oil lines. There are many complaints on this issue on the MINI forum. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
May 2013

59139 mi

US $368
Replace thermostat housing and assembly to fix coolant leak. 
Apr 2014

71398 mi

US $765
Replaced expansion tank and cap. Pressure tested. Replaced oil pan gasket and spark plugs. Replaced passenger seat sensor. Replace oil stand gasket, turbo oil turn rube, and turbo oil supply pipe 
Aug 2014

75979 mi

US $1265
Water pump was leaking & drive belt cracked. Replaced water pump and drive belt. 
Oct 2014

78219 mi

US $1399
Replaced brake vacuum pump. Replaced intake vanos actuator and intake vanos solenoid. 
Apr 2015

84700 mi

US $1308
Oil change plus oil leak 
Oct 2015

90300 mi

US $2600
Timing change needed replaced, gadget was replaced to stop oil leak. 

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2008 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
May 2013 - May 2015
Oct 2013

57800 mi
Trouble starting when engine is cold. Dealer replaced a temp sensor. 
Jul 2014

70200 mi

US $115
Rear hatch rattle. they replaced the striker. Oil leaking from valve cover Replace timing chain Crankshaft seal leaking oil 
May 2015

83000 mi
It had (another) oil leak at the time. I was told it wasn't anything that needed immediate attention but if I saw drops on the garage floor to come in and have it fixed. Estimate for repair was $1300. 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

45000 mi

US $150
Technicians detected a rattle on start up. Tensioner was just beginning to fail. Chain was measured, but had not stretched out of spec. Tensioner was replaced 
May 2014

50000 mi
Service bullitan - Timing chain, tensioner, and rails replaced 
Sep 2014

51000 mi

US $370
Orange engine light, car reported being too hot. Thermostat replaced. 
May 2017

60000 mi

US $4000
New clutch. Had been slipping for a while. Leaking turbo line 
Mini Hardtop in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2010
Jun 2009

14000 mi

US $110
Door handle began to malfunction requiring multiple attempts to open door. The door handle is the comfort access with the keyless entry radio transmitter. The part was ordered and was in within 3 days. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Feb 2012

26600 mi
Valve cover leak, Aux water pump replaced 
Apr 2014

36000 mi

US $140
Turbo pressure valve failed 
Mini Hardtop in Vermont, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
May 2010

15000 mi
loud rattle at cold start, dealer replaced belt tensioner window motor quit working, rolled window half way down when rolled all the way up, auto window close did not work. software flash resolved. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

34000 mi
Car overheated while coasting about 20mph, had the same problem the first day I got the car from the dealer and did not make it home in the vehicle 
Mini Hardtop in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2009 - Sep 2017
May 2014

35960 mi
timing chain replaced after recall by mini. ratty cold start noise disappeared 
Jun 2016

45260 mi

C $3500
Clutch slipped over 2-300km and then no catch. 
Sep 2016

45880 mi

C $1000
Clutch was changed last month but service found it was catching. New clutch and flywheel changed under warranty Also tie rod changed, brake fluid drained as per periodic maintenance 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

76000 mi

US $150
Turbo oil input line was leaking - replaced both input and output lines. Had to disassemble front half of exhaust to get to it. 
Feb 2014

81700 mi

US $200
Drivers side tail light had a short in the backup light socket. Tried replacing the bulb, but still didn't work, so I replaced both tail light housings with after market LED versions (so they matched). 
May 2014

86000 mi

US $50
Plastic chrome trim ring popped off the end of the handbrake lever. Had to buy whole handle trim assembly as the piece I needle was not available separately. New piece snapped right on. 
Mar 2015

88000 mi
Timing chain wore out (loud rattle prompted me to have MINI look at it and they confirmed). I was already considering a 3rd gen MINI so I decided to trade it in instead of fixing it ($2000 estimate). 
Mini Hardtop in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2012 - Jul 2014
Oct 2012

55000 mi

US $1000
Noticed the dreaded cold start rattle. Diagnosed as a failed timing chain tensioner. Replaced on the house, given that I had purchased the car only a month earlier. 
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $1000
Power brakes failed. Diagnosed as vacuum pump failure. Pump was replaced. 
Mar 2014

70000 mi

US $50
Cracked valve cover failed temperature sensor oil leak at turbo 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

107000 mi
Thermostat replacement 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

97000 mi

US $2000
a box next to the engine made the engine noise really loud 
Feb 2015

97300 mi

US $3000
The chain in the engine was scraping a part of the engine, along with other parts needed to be replaced 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
Sep 2013

67000 mi

US $160
Timing chain rattle at 2k-3k rpm when engine hot. Replaced timing belt tensioner. Solved issue. 
Jun 2014

73000 mi

US $730
turbo oil seal leaky, engine was making some smoke from hot oil. required replacement oil seal on turbo plus installation of bmw-recommended heat-shield to protect turbo oil seal. most of the cost is labor. 
Jan 2016

76000 mi
Water pump / coolant system leak. Replaced pump, hose Excessive carbon buildup on intake/valves. Walnut media blast to clean. Mechanic failed to secure plastic shield on underside of car after pump replacement. Owner reinstalled to save trip, but garage would have fixed it on their dime. 
Apr 2017

85000 mi

US $1120
Replace intake vanos solenoid and adjust camshaft solenoid Replace valve cover gasket Replaced left front wheel bearing due to excessive road noise / drone 
Jun 2017

85500 mi

US $700
Check engine - O2 sensor failure, replaced Worn rear pads, replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

46000 mi
A heatshield on the turbo oil line was installed per a service action by MINI. 
May 2015

65000 mi

US $500
Coolant temperature sensor leaking, was replaced. Timing belt appeared to be cracking, was replaced Timing chain tensioner bolt was leaking oil. Replaced 
Mar 2016

76000 mi

US $270
Oil filter housing leak, coolant was leaking. Replaced Turbo Oil Line, Oil Filter Housing. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
Jan 2014

US $300
Replaced car antenna. Molding around front windsheild is complete off. Back latch is complete out and the sun never shine on this dealer wants 400$to to repair.  Took it in for using oil, thought oil pan leak. Oil changed. Found no leaks in oil or water. Within 100 miles oil was a quart low and no water in the radiator. We been paying for all our repairs since 60000 miles it getting to expensive to keep this mini  
Dec 2015

93000 mi
Using oil 1qt. Per 1000 miles. Codes for everything is up on the computer. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2009

10000 mi
Windows incorrectly dropping for anti-pinch protection. Footwell module ordered. 
Jul 2009

11000 mi
Replaced footwell module to solve window problem. 
Sep 2009

14000 mi
Hood scoop melted & replaced under warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Delaware, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

97000 mi
Replace HID headlight bulb. 

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2008 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2017
Jan 2016

80500 mi

US $300
leaking coolant from the thermostat housing. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

7000 mi
Replaced all four fuel injectors due to oxygen mix problem. 
Jun 2009

10000 mi
Faulty clamp to catalytic converter caused the oxygen mix to be all messed up and CEL light to constantly warn. Dealer fixed clamp and assured me that this issue has been put to bed. We'll see. 
Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2017
Aug 2014

122200 mi
Driver's window would not consistently close or open and did not "dip" when the door was opened. Dealer updated vehicle SW and then re-initialized windows. Problem solved. Rear window defroster inoperative. Problem discovered to be fault inside of rear window itself. Dealer replaced window. Note this was noticed after used car purchase but within first 30 days. 
Oct 2014

122200 mi

US $240
Radiator started leaking and was replaced. 
Jan 2016

123000 mi

US $540
Thermostat was stuck open and car would not heat in the winter. Had the t-state and connector pipe to water pump replaced. Cost is for parts, labor, and coolant 
Feb 2016

123300 mi

US $350
Oil seepage from oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, and front main seal. All seals replaced either under dealer warranty (oil pan gasket) or extended warranty w/deductible. 
Jun 2016

124000 mi

US $600
Transmission fluid pan replaced (could not drain fluid). Fluid and filter replaced. 
Mar 2017

125100 mi

US $180
Flex pipe had rusted out - new one welded into system. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Jan 2012 - May 2015
Aug 2012

38000 mi

US $1300
There was a leak in engine coolant. had to replace the gasket; and the pump. It was covered by extended warranty but I don't think it should have happened in such a short time. 
May 2015

77000 mi

US $600
Oil leak in housing and gasket. 

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2008 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2009
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Passenger air bag light illuminates, meaning the air bag has been disabled in spite of there being a fullgrown passenger of sufficient weight seated properly.  Driver's side window malfunction - window was "possessed" and opened halfway automatically when driver tried to close the window.  
Feb 2009

10000 mi
Window malfunction - auto up failed and when closed using switch, window would automatically open halfway.  
Jun 2009

11000 mi
submitted lemon-law paperwork; dealer could not replicate for our 2008 MINI, but the service manager and head mechanic did witness this problem when we test drove a dealer-buyback 2009 to replace the 2008 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

2480 mi

C $150
Sunroof stuck when warm out. Lubricated and re-aligned. 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2017
Jan 2009

3162 mi
Warranty repair - drivers door window not operating correctly - required computer reinitialization 
Dec 2009

7440 mi
Known problem with window computer - computer loses track of the window position and does not roll up or down properly. Fixed by recoding the computer module. 
Aug 2010

10840 mi
Broken clutch return spring on clutch pedal. 
Jun 2012

18600 mi
Rattle behind dash that was repaired. 
Mini Hardtop in Finland
Feb 2009 - Jan 2013
Aug 2012

37920 mi

€150
ABS fault 
Mini Hardtop in Nebraska, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Sep 2009

12000 mi
A broken clutch pedal spring was replaced 
Jan 2010

14000 mi
passenger window wouldn't automatically go up. 
Sep 2010

20000 mi
Check engine light came on. Service department determined that the thermostat housing needed to be replaced and work was finished in a couple of hours. 
Oct 2011

26800 mi
Airbag warning light on. Diagnosed as a faulty sensor in the driver's seat that controls the rate of airbag inflation. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2017
Dec 2010

32000 mi
Service light came on. it was about a month early, but that is OK. I will probably have to go back in 4 months for oil change. 
Dec 2012

52000 mi

US $250
Computer had to have software updated or reinstalled to fix a problem with the passenger window rolling up but not staying up: It immediately would Goode 6" 
Jan 2016

52000 mi

US $450
new coils and plugs. The parts are $$$$. also did oil and some light bulbs. 
Aug 2016

98000 mi

US $400
Thermosrat for coolant was leaking. Car was overheating. Repaired without incident 
Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Dec 2012

65000 mi

US $464
water pump leak, clacked plastic housing 
Apr 2013

70000 mi

US $150
Remote control in key stopped working 
Sep 2013

80000 mi

US $68
VANOS inlet fault code 
Dec 2013

84000 mi

US $1778
Front left spring broke, punctured front tire.  Replaced thermostat and VANOS sensor while waiting for springs from Germany. 
Nov 2016

118700 mi

US $677
Replace water pump second time along with idler and belt. It appears the failing idler caused the water-pump to leak. To bad they didn't replace the idler with the first water-pump. 
Apr 2017

129000 mi
Had the clutch (original) replaced as well as the slave cylinder and line and the differential output shaft seals. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2013
Mar 2009

19000 mi
Minor problem with windows not closing correctly - no auto-up on passenger's window, and sometimes required a few tries to get it closed even manually. 
Oct 2009

32000 mi
Gas gauge reading sometimes inaccurate. Repaired even though they couldn't see it happen. 
Jun 2010

45000 mi
Driver's mirror noisy (squeaky). Replaced but still noisy. Window auto-close function broken again. 

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2007.5 Mini Hardtop 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

34300 mi

£1053
Total ABS controller failure requiring that the complete unit be replaced. Dealership agreed to pay labour if I paid parts. 
Aug 2015

44200 mi

£200
Leaking water pump. 
Nov 2015

45400 mi

£200
Broken rear spring. Had to replace entire set of springs. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

Mini Hardtop in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

24800 mi
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 Hardtop in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

74000 mi

US $3700
Leaking valves in the transmission was causing the car to buck and had difficulty changing gears (automatic transmission) 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

59000 mi
The rear main oil seal leaks and has for many years. this is a common issue with this engine. the repair is extremely expensive, so I just lived with it for 7 years. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

61000 mi

US $7500
Cylinder #1 no compression. Need new engine. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
Sep 2015

91000 mi

US $500
Battery replaced. 
Dec 2015

93000 mi
Front control arm bushings needed replacement. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - May 2013
Jan 2008

450 mi
Check Engine Light - Faulty gas cap? 2 days in the shop 
Feb 2008

800 mi
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 
Mar 2008

1400 mi
Intermittent wipers stopped working - will have it looked at during next oil change 
Apr 2008

2000 mi
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. 
Dec 2009

18000 mi
Whistle from under hood. Dealer replaced belt tensioner, but did not fix problem. 
Mar 2010

26000 mi
Engine Check Light Again Check Engine Light Again part 2 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. 
Dec 2010

28000 mi
Coolant leak after an oil change. Dealer replaced a line. 
Nov 2012

52300 mi
During routine oil change and maintenance the tech left the cap off the radiator resulting in overheating. 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2014
Sep 2011

24000 mi
Timing chain and tensioner replacement 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2012
Jan 2011

31000 mi
Replaced timing chain and tensioner. Apparently, a common problem. 
Dec 2011

50000 mi

US $50
thermostat control replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Nov 2011

73000 mi

US $3080
Turbocharger failed. I had complained to the dealer about rough running when cold and a clicking sound for the last two years. They told me it was normal (the common response) or my tires (the last two responses). 
Dec 2011

74000 mi

US $500
The brake service light remains on. Shop unable to reset. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

55000 mi

US $350
Coolant leak from thermostat gasket. Replaced. 
Feb 2012

55300 mi
Leaking filler cap was replaced. Auxiliary water pump was replaced on manufacturer's recall. 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Jul 2012

19200 mi

US $530
It's valves had become clogged with carbon. The dealer blasted them with walnut shells to fix it. 
Dec 2015

27000 mi

US $800
Coolant leak in or near oil pan. 
Mar 2017

28000 mi

US $550
Coolant leak in thermostat housing. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2015
May 2014

61700 mi

US $500
Mechanical water pump failed and was causing coolant to leak at an unsafe, fast rate 
Jul 2015

77000 mi
Oil was leaking into the engine in two different locations 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

34000 mi
Timing chain guide failure, timing chain too slack, unable to re-insert dipstick due to above. 
Sep 2014

37000 mi

US $150
Coolant leak from Thermostat housing. Housing replaced, coolant flushed. 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

32000 mi
Sending unit in fuel tank replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

51000 mi
catalytic converter broke off from exhaust. Covered under federal emissions warranty 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jan 2017
Mar 2010

27280 mi
Sunroof rattle 
Apr 2012

48560 mi

C $700
Changed tensioner to fix the dreaded cold start rattle Brake line was leaking 
Sep 2015

83080 mi

C $200
Serpentine Belt replacement 
Apr 2016

85040 mi

C $175
Replaced high pressure fuel pump. It was covered because Mini extended the warranty on this part to 10 years 
Jan 2017

83700 mi
Car is running on 3 cylinders! Valve on cylinder 1 is burnt. 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2012
Mar 2011

107000 mi

US $4500
Replaced entire engine. 
Apr 2012

139000 mi
Oil leak around timing chain tensioner. 
Jun 2012

140000 mi

US $200
Resistor and blower motor failed. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2014
Nov 2010

65000 mi

US $275
While replacing front brake pads I found a lower radiator hose that had a broken hold down device. Hose had been rubbing on a sharp edge and was worn almost through. Had dealer replace it. 
May 2011

71000 mi

US $250
Paid for diagnosis of loss of power under acceleration. Found bad coil on Cyl. 2. I purchased the part (as well as spark plugs) and installed myself. Plugs were maintenance item not included in cost of repair. Car ran badly under acceleration. Dealer diagnosed a bad coil on cyl. #2. Said I also needed plugs, injectors cleaned and carbon removed from intake valves. I paid for their diagnosis, and bought plugs and coil which I installed myself.  
Dec 2012

89000 mi

US $1360
Replaced timing chain, sprocket & tensioner 
Mar 2013

91000 mi

US $1100
Clearcoat was peeling off near windshield spray nozzle on hood and rear hatch door, and one other spot on the hood. 
Sep 2013

95000 mi

US $900
Sunroof would not open (after a long period of intermittent problems). Required removal and repair. The shop found and repaired a defective vent tube for the transmission. 
Jul 2014

101200 mi

US $125
Removed and replaced leaking thermostat. 
Mini Hardtop in Maine, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

33000 mi

US $500
Water pump replacement 
Feb 2013

36400 mi

US $50
Engine was sounding rough, buzzy. Afraid it was the turbo but turned out there was almost no oil left. No warning light came on and the mechanic could not see any obvious leaks. Just filled it with oil and told me to keep an eye on the dipst. 
Dec 2013

45000 mi

US $750
Fan was running after shut-off. Thermostat and housing replaced. 
Feb 2014

46700 mi

US $600
Replaced both sway bar links and bushings, and the sway bar bushings at frame 
Jul 2014

50500 mi

US $1000
Car overheated, water pump replaced. Mechanic recommended replacing the belt tensioner too. 
Jan 2015

47200 mi

US $150
Turbo inlet tube was loose and displaced, just needed to be re secured 
May 2015

58000 mi

US $800
Carb buildup on intake side 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

25000 mi

US $258
Misc. warranty items -- nothing really worth mentioning. Trim pieces coming undone, rattles, etc. General items that I mentioned to have addressed just as the warranty is expiring November 2011. 
Oct 2011

26000 mi
Still making rattling noise. Sunroof was out of alignment. Realigned and lubed. Minor maintenance performed. Frustrating as it was in last month for other maintenance but the maintenance light didn't indicate that. 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

42000 mi
Turbo oil supply line was leaking. Dealer replaced line. Did routine brake flush and cabin air filter while in shop. I reported small hole in valve cover, but dealer said this is normal on all Mini's. 
Sep 2011

43000 mi
Clutch was stiff and creaking. Dealer replaced throw out bearing and pressure plate. 
Mini Hardtop in Vermont, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2014

75000 mi

US $350
noisy lifters 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2011
Oct 2007

1824 mi
Unbeknownst to me the sunroof was not working. This repair was performed 2 days before I'd purchased the vehicle. Discoloration of Steering Wheel - Reconditioned the leather Window washer fluid leaking from both jets and eating into the paint on the hood. - Dealer said there's nothing that can be done. Problem still exists especially on hot days. 
Feb 2008

7148 mi
Grinding noise in the rack and pinion. Dealer could not replicate the problem, but installed a "Rubber Buffer." 
Apr 2008

10371 mi
Loose lower dashboard panel on the driver's side - refastened by dealer. Grinding noise coming from the Steering System (Rack and Pinion) - Dealer could not replicate, but performed a 4 wheel alignment.  Burning engine oil smell. - Dealer could not find any leaks. Squeaky clutch assembly. - Dealer could not replicate, but removed the slave cylinder and lubricated the Matting surface. 
Jan 2011

34000 mi
This trip was yet another time I'd reported the noisy timing chain tensioner, along with a grinding noise in the steering system. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2012
Sep 2011

66000 mi
Fault Light for DSC System. Dealer indicated the SZL (Steering Center Switch) Computer needs to be replaced. Will repair before end of year. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Feb 2012
Apr 2011

88800 mi
Water pump and thermostat 
Nov 2011

101000 mi
Check engine light appeared. Drove to dealer for appt. was told valves needed cleaned. Cleaned and paid for the job and within 20 miles from dealer same problem occurred. Valves machined. Dealer spoke to Mini Corp. who supposedly agreed to pay for half of the repairs and dealer indicated they would split the cost of the repair w/ owner. Ultimately owner did not pay anything because of service charged that wasn't rendered. 
Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
May 2012

46500 mi

US $60
Replaced seal between the oil filter/cooler housing and the engine block. Small amount of coolant was leaking and seal needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2012

50000 mi
Noise in front of vehicle. Found engine mount bracket that needed the fasteners to be retorqued. 
Nov 2013

55000 mi

US $100
Lower control arm bushings were leaking hydraulic fluid. This is a common issue with BMW/MINI. Replaced the bushings with PowerFlex polyurethane bushings to avoid doing this job in another 50K miles. 
Jul 2014

59000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear hatch release switch. Switch was an integral part of the licence plate light housing. Not a difficult repair but electric switch should have lasted more than 7 years in my opinion. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2012

69500 mi

US $720
Coolant leak was found to be coming from the thermostat housing. The thermostat housing was replaced. Turbo oil supply line leaking. Dealer quoted $1300 for replacement. I declined and took it to an independent mechanic. 
Apr 2013

78700 mi

US $1498
New clutch kit, flywheel resurfaced 
Sep 2013

88000 mi

US $82
Had to replace a Zenon headlight bulb. I purchased 2 new bulbs online from a reputable supplier and replaced them myself. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2011
Jan 2010

39000 mi

US $400
Mass Flow Sensor Reset 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

48000 mi

US $150
turbo pressure regulator 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2009
Nov 2007

20000 mi
repaired sunroof shades (twice) for both back and front shades 
Nov 2008

20000 mi
replaced worn out seatbelt 
Jan 2009

29000 mi

US $3100
replaced clutch and timing belt, four new tires, electrical module (major malfunction). Some covered under warranty. Still pulls to right 
Nov 2009

29000 mi
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. 
Dec 2009

29000 mi
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 Hardtop in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2012
Jan 2010

92000 mi

US $300
Cracked thermostat housing replaced 
Aug 2011

145000 mi

US $1100
Passenger's rear strut failure, caused misalignment and tire wear/noise 
Oct 2012

183000 mi
Worn bearings 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

74200 mi

US $3400
Car started misfiring randomly one morning, I changed coil and plug on suspected cylinder, no change. Dealer confirmed no compression on cylinder #3...engine is being replaced, parts covered under goodwill but labor paid by owner. 
Mar 2015

78000 mi

US $800
Airbag light came on, dealer ran scan and determined that drivers frontal airbag was defective. 
Jun 2015

80000 mi

US $1100
Tie rods frozen to rack, had to be replaced to realign vehicle after upper strut mounts were replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Oct 2012

44000 mi

US $18000
Drive chain completely broke at 40,000 miles. 
Nov 2012

44000 mi
Cylinder misfire. Cylinders cracked or bent. Leak in system. We traded it in and obtained another vehicle (Toyota) 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
Mar 2014

109000 mi

US $100
Wheel Bearing replaced. 
Jul 2014

112500 mi

US $80
Replaced O2 sensor that is after the Catalytic Converter. 
Sep 2014

115000 mi

US $320
Replaced the Upper Valve Cover Gasket as it was leaking oil badly in that area. 
Dec 2014

116000 mi

US $50
Rear Window Wiper Arm corroded and fell apart. Replaced with new arm. 
Apr 2015

124700 mi

US $120
Oil Filter Cooler and Oil Filter Housing rubber seals leaking oil badly. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

102000 mi

US $3000
Seal in the turbocharger failed causing oil to be spit directly out the exhaust. 
Apr 2015

119000 mi
Went in for flywheel/clutch replacement, mechanic noted oil ring failed on #3 cylinder 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2015
Mar 2008

18000 mi
Timing chain tensioner failed resulting on loud rattling at idle. Repaired under warranty. 
Jun 2008

24000 mi
chrome on shift knob started flaking off, replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2010

74000 mi
Timing chain tensioner replaced along with sprockets, chain and high pressure fuel pump. 2nd repair for the same issue, done under warranty. 
Mar 2011

90000 mi

US $90
Cracked thermostat housing. 
Nov 2012

117000 mi

US $135
Turbo oil feed line leaking. Put front in service mode to replace, diy took 10 hours. 
May 2013

131200 mi

US $2400
Burnt exhaust valve on cylinder 3, requires cylinder head R&R and exhaust valve replacement. Intake valves were extremely carboned up requiring cleaning and valve job. 
Nov 2013

135000 mi

US $295
PCV valve cracked causing large vacuum leak and resulted in CEL. Replaced valve cover (PCV valve is integrated, can't be replaced separately). 
Jul 2014

152000 mi

US $45
Cracked thermostat housing, required replacement. Serpentine belt snapped. 
Mar 2015

162000 mi

US $250
Water pump and harmonic balancer needed replacement. Oil filter housing gasket leaking oil. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2017
Oct 2014

62500 mi
1. four new coil packs, plugs and a valve cover gasket for $600; 2 a new serpentine belt and a belt tensioner. Timing chain assembly was replaced in October 2013 under a recall. It is failing again. 
Nov 2014

63400 mi

US $45
Timing chain assembly was fine. Oil was low by 3 Qts. as a result of difficulty readin oil level with dipstick. There is a YouTube video about this. 
Mar 2016

78000 mi

US $400
Thermostat failed. Dealers would not sell the part keeping them for their customers. Had to order from supplier. Actual repair took 2 hours with pressure test. 
Mar 2017

83000 mi

US $450
Replaced thermostat and sensor connector Valve cover was replaced as it had a vacuum leak. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Feb 2015

66300 mi

US $450
walnut blast on the valves--runs much better now 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
Oct 2011

27200 mi

US $350
Check engine light came on, idle became rough one morning. Car was very sluggish. Replaced oxygen sensor ($100 warranty deductible) then VANOS solenoid ($250). Shop then suspected VANOS unit, referred me to the dealer. 
Nov 2011

27900 mi

US $100
Dealer said nothing wrong with VANOS. O2 sensor possibly also not needed. Instead, diagnosed damaged cylinder head, from oil starvation. Never had low oil light. Would have been $6,000 without warranty. My key would fall out of the ignition occasionally while the car was running, whether in drive or park. Replaced ignition housing. 
Apr 2012

30000 mi
Currently I have an issue with the check engine light coming on and staying on. It has been to the shop for diagnosis but they can find nothing wrong with it. They reset the light, but it came on again within a few days. 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2017
Aug 2015

89600 mi

US $330
Leaking thermostat housing. Coolant evaporating, so no visible sign other than low level in coolant tank. Excessive smoking on acceleration after sitting at an idle. Assuming a bad pcv valve in valve cover. Must replace entire valve cover to replace pcv valve. Horrible design. 
Jun 2017

106000 mi

US $100
Brake Vaccum pump leaking oil . 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

34000 mi
Weird cranking sound when slowing down or pressing on gas on left side driver side of car up front. Took the Mini to the dealer and they replaced a transmission mount that was bad and had a TSB for it. Perfect now and no sounds. 
Mini Hardtop in South Africa
Dec 2013 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

21700 mi

R 650
Faulty fuel pump sensor unit (corrosion). Unit replaced by dealers. 
Mini Hardtop in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2017
Feb 2009

24000 mi
Tailgate latch needed to be repaired 
Mar 2011

75000 mi

US $450
I needed to replace my coils and plugs to fix an engine misfire. Oddly, I got no check engine light for this. 
Feb 2012

95000 mi

US $1200
Also needed a new water pump 
Feb 2014

102200 mi

US $650
Leaky cooling system 
Jul 2016

113200 mi

US $650
The hood release cables broke, making it difficult to open the hood. The cables needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2017

115500 mi

US $80
The rear brakes needed to be completely replaced. Pads, calipers, and rotors. The A/C system was blowing hot and smelly air, and needed to be cleaned out and recharged. 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

122800 mi

US $300
Cam sensors replaced debugging. Needed exhaust cam actuator which was replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

40000 mi

US $60
Replaced headlights & rear license plate lights which failed shortly after 36,000 mi warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in Kansas, United States
May 2014 - Nov 2014
Oct 2014

57000 mi

US $1100
Had to have the Panoramic rood replaced. I have since traded the Cooper for another Camry. I will NEVER own another Mini with the Panoramic roof. THEY ARE JUNK. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

40000 mi
Manual.transmission shifted would not return to neutral gate on its own. Cables were removed, cleaned and relubricated, and reinstalled with a different routing to help eliminate binding. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

162000 mi

US $20
Replaced valve cover gasket 
Sep 2017

167000 mi

US $700
Leaking from unknown location around water pump side of engine. Replaced water pump but leak remained. Then replaced hose near firewall that goes from water pump to thermostat. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2014
Jul 2008

30000 mi
Replaced catalytic converter 
Jul 2010

63000 mi
Replaced footwell control module, due to reverse light issue.  
Feb 2011

68000 mi

US $20
Replaced antenna mast due to wear and damage 
Sep 2013

95000 mi

US $550
Replacement of water pump due to leak. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2015
Aug 2014

83500 mi
Difficulty changing gears. Should have replaced transmission but did 52 hours of repairs. Lots of little things fixed. Runs like a charm now. 
Jan 2015

US $1200
I seem to have worn out the key fob and had to switch to the spare. The mechanic could not reproduce the problem but suggested that I use old key fob to see if that corrected the problem. It did and now it works great. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

109000 mi

US $900
oil leak around filter housing 
Jan 2017

88300 mi

US $600
Failed thermostat. replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

69000 mi

US $100
ongoing issue.. rear passenger brake caliper rides too close to rotor.. high pitched, but low volume squeak of metal on metal sound ensues on take off, and on sharp curves.. has seized once, have replaced caliper x4 to no avail.. 
Sep 2015

88000 mi

US $300
grinding noises and friction when spinning rear tires.. both rear hub assemblies needed to be replaced.. Mini dealer also damaged rear driver side caliper, but said nothing to owner.. this was replaced 
Aug 2016

97000 mi

US $600
coolant leaked until reservoir was empty. the seal for the coolant reservoir was replaced. thermostat had to be replaced, entire cooling system was taken apart and cleaned. 

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2007 Mini Hardtop 2-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Feb 2012 - May 2016
Mar 2012

32000 mi
While in for the emergency aux water pump recall, I advised dealer of intmt check engine light. Seems that the MAP Thermostat ECU input had failed, part of the emissions system. 

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2006.5 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

84300 mi

£150
Rear calliper replaced in both rear wheels. 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Nov 2014

77000 mi

US $700
lower control arm bushings replaced at 76k 
Dec 2014

78000 mi

US $1300
had to replace the passenger side wheel bearing at 77k miles 
Mini Hardtop in Missouri, United States
Nov 2015 - Oct 2017
Nov 2016

53000 mi

US $600
control arm bushings were worn out. replaced complete control arm along with bushings, used oem part. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2013
Feb 2009

18000 mi
Replaced leaking thermostat 
May 2009

21500 mi
Replaced front wheel speed sensor 
Dec 2009

32000 mi
hydraulic motor mount failed and need to be replaced 
Jul 2010

41000 mi
Center silencer of the exhaust failed and needed to be replaced 
Mar 2012

66000 mi
Replaced TMAP sensor 
May 2012

68000 mi
vacuum line in the airbox was broken 
Feb 2013

79000 mi

US $350
vacuum leak 
Jun 2013

84000 mi

US $500
motor mount failure 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

85600 mi

US $1900
Replaced top cable box. One cable snapped, other was about to snap. Replaced both Cooling System - Thermostat leaking Oil Pan leaking oil 
Aug 2017

89000 mi

US $160
Leaking power steering, replace hoses AC not blowing cold, Recharge and dye refrigerant - no leak found 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
Nov 2009

49000 mi
Dealer mentioned Gas cap was leaking Thermostat was leaking.  
Mini Hardtop in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

81700 mi

US $1200
The power steering pump went out on the car. This particular pump was made by Range Rover and always failed. A costly repair for such a small item. Mine actually almost caught on fire it was so hot. Replaced and working fine now. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2017
May 2012

47100 mi

US $250
bad harmonic balancer 
Feb 2014

59000 mi

US $40
Upper motor mount replace 
Jan 2017

44000 mi

US $400
Replaced ball joints & shocks 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

95000 mi
Transmission started slipping between 2nd and 3rd gears. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

60000 mi
Supercharger service,oil changed in both sides, inspection of SC and water pump, changed out seals, belt tensioner,changed bushings, added a stop, crank sensor seal (reseal) oil pan, slight oil residue,upgrade gasket & chg crank pulley. 
Apr 2014

64300 mi

US $291
Control arm bushings 
Oct 2014

68200 mi
Some hard down shifting and a bit of flaring on the up shift. Changed tranny filter some new very good fluid. Shifting smooth and clean. Best it has shifted since I have owned it. 
Jun 2015

72000 mi
had lost freon, may have a tiny leak someplace, added dye and am doing a follow up to see if we can find it. No change in performance of the AC was noticed by me. Found doing regular maintenance and check of AC/Cooling system. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2011
Oct 2010

55500 mi

US $1700
replaced rack & pinion air bag sensor failed water pump leaking - replaced 
Sep 2011

62000 mi
O2 sensor failure - factory warranty extended by MINI to cover this - no cost repair 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2017
Sep 2008

30000 mi
Heard vibrating noise at low speeds coming from the engine bay, would be drowned out at higher speeds. Took to dealer, who found a loose motor mount. Repaired under warranty, no cost. 
Mar 2009

35000 mi
Oil temp shot up in traffic. Took to dealer, replaced seal around oil temp sensor. Under warranty, no cost. 
Jan 2010

55300 mi
Heard a grinding noise, reported in August 09. Dealer aligned front tires. griding noise continued sporadic, isolated to AC. Fixed under warrenty. 
Sep 2016

121000 mi

US $1500
Slipping transmission. Service fixed. Local independant mechanics chain said it was shot, and needed a new transmission. Local Mini specialist drained and replaced the transmission fluid for $340. Run fine ever since. New power steering hoses (old ones were cracked and leaking) and a system flush. Brake service, and new shocks. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

39000 mi

US $749
Cooling fan stage I not working, car is overheating. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

36000 mi

US $1100
Replaced leaking Thermostat housing, 30,000 mile service; total $1,100 Replaced leaking Thermostat housing and performed 30,000 service 
Jun 2012

40000 mi

US $300
Engine would occasionally misfire, when slow in traffic - eventually the warning light came on. Ran scanner and it showed coil or pug wires. Replaced coil, plug wires and plugs. Now runs like new again. 
Aug 2012

41000 mi

US $80
One D2S Xenon headlight bulb died replaced both to keep the color the same. Replacing the bulbs is a bitch, up in the hood at a 40 degree angle. Bulb wants to fall out. Finally laying on my back on the engine to do it 2 hrs. 
Oct 2013

48000 mi

US $570
New rear pads, replacement rotors and calipers were rebuilt 
Feb 2016

50900 mi

US $160
Misfire - replaced plugs - Denso Iridium, Leads and coil pack - no problems now 
Jul 2016

53200 mi

US $815
Replaced upper and lower engine mounts 
Oct 2016

54000 mi
Flexible joint on the exhaust header developed a leak. Replaced header and Catalytic converter 
Feb 2017

56000 mi

US $135
Thermostat housing leaking - replaced the housing and the thermostat myself 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

110000 mi

US $120
Replaced left and right front struts. Original factories were worn out. 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
May 2009 - Sep 2017
Sep 2009

44020 mi
Electrical issue. The rear hatch kept opening once the rear button control was moist. Replaced entire rear hatch handle (electronic control section). Coolant thermometer would not hold a pressure test so it was replaced. 
May 2016

67820 mi
Engine trouble light & code. Found vacuum leak via smoke test 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

71300 mi

US $400
Left rear parking brake broken/frozen open. Replaced caliper 
Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2015
Aug 2011

70000 mi
Service engine light was on intermitently. O2 sensor replaced at no cost per manufacturer TSB 
Mar 2012

78000 mi

US $268
Thermostat housing leaking 
Aug 2012

81500 mi

US $162
Motor mount 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
May 2013

63600 mi

US $400
Replaced thermostat, gasket was leaking slightly 
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $589
Idler puller and drive belt replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2014
Apr 2012

44000 mi

US $450
Power steering leak. Both inlet and outlet hoses were replaced and power steering refilled using OEM Pentosin CHF11s. 
Oct 2013

56000 mi

US $100
Passenger-side motor mount ruptured. OES part purchased and installed. 
Mini Hardtop in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2016
Dec 2009

36000 mi

US $750
Upon purchase I noticed loss of coolant, which was traced back to radiator, thermostat, housing and gaskets - all of which were replaced. Also performed Inspection I service including fluid changes and software re-flash (costs not included above). 
Sep 2011

45000 mi
DSC/SES lights illuminated for no reason, required a code reset at the mechanic when I was in for an oil change (no charge).  
Jan 2015

50000 mi

US $1300
Radiator,  HVAC compressor and bumper bean support replaced. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $2300
Manual transmission throw out bearing failure. 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2016
Jul 2009

40000 mi
Water leaking to inside of back window. Suspected window seal, turned out to be seal for center-mounted brake light above window. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2009

44000 mi

US $107
Slight mushrooming of strut mount--a common problem with MINIs of this vintage. Was advised that problem is minor and to simply align wheels at this time. Further mushrooming will require a more expensive repair. 
Mar 2012

61000 mi

US $2825
Leaking power steering line. Leaking thermostat Leaking oil pan gasket. Control arm bushings worn and loose. 
Dec 2012

66000 mi

US $711
Low-pressure steering lines leaking. Dealer replaced lines, flushed system, and refilled with fluid. 
Mar 2013

68000 mi

US $1006
We noticed coolant leaking on the garage floor. Radiator was cracked and leaking. Shop replaced radiator and lines, and performed opportunistic replacement of drive belt as well. 
Aug 2013

70000 mi
Corrosion on door seal flange repaired under warranty per TSB SI M 41 02 06. 
Feb 2014

72000 mi

US $178
Intermittent P0303 code (misfire cylinder 3). Decided to replace coil pack, spark plugs, and plug wires. Problem apparently resolved. 
Oct 2014

74200 mi

US $1073
Thermostat housing broken and thermostat non-op. Required OBD computer scan, antifreeeze, elec throttle service, thermostat assembly, coolant system kit, etc. 
Jan 2016

75500 mi
Dealer performed OC3 Mat Recall related to intermittent malfunction of passenger air bag sensor and light. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Aug 2012
Mar 2012

38000 mi

US $180
Front lower control arm bushings were worn out. Replaced with polyurethane bushings. 
Mini Hardtop in Missouri, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2015
Oct 2010

33000 mi

US $500
Rattle coming from the dash area. Moaning sound from during clutch take up. Dealer diagnosed and replaced clutch slave cylinder. 
Apr 2011

34000 mi

US $560
Car developed a slow oil leak. Dealer replaced the oil pan gasket. 
Jun 2014

49000 mi

US $250
The air conditioner was struggling to cool the car. It needed a recharge. 
Apr 2015

52200 mi

US $70
Air conditioner was not pumping cold air. Mechanic's inspection indicated low freon. System was recharged. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2011
Oct 2009

20000 mi
thermostat housing coolant leak 
Mar 2010

29000 mi
Cracked windshield. They said rock. I said nope, they covered it I think for goodwill and the crack was really small with no rock pit to be seen or felt. 
Apr 2011

39000 mi

US $210
failed motor mount pass side, typical in this car 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
Aug 2010

26000 mi
Clutch squeals when let out. My neighbors across the street can hear it in their house when I pull away. Replaced the clutch and push rods. Problem returned within a month. Mini now claims it is a characteristic of the car.  
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Feb 2014
Jan 2014

US $2000
Oil Pan gasket replaced Power Steering return hose, pressure hose replaced 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

41000 mi

US $600
Replaced A/C pump & condenser, drained & recharged system. 
Jul 2013

48300 mi

US $150
A/C pressure regulator valve blew out all the refrigerant. 
Sep 2013

50000 mi
Headlight assembly fell apart inside the headlamp unit. Nonservicable unit. Had to forcefully open the headlamp to reattach disconnected ball & socket mounts & self-leveling motor. Reglued the headlamp back together. 
Apr 2015

60300 mi

US $150
Coil pack died. 
Mar 2017

70000 mi

US $2146
Radiator fan control module went out, allowing the engine to overheat. Replacement required tearing down the entire front end of the car for access. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Aug 2015

73000 mi

US $450
Timing chain tensioner was sticking at low rpms/engine start. Replaced broken harmonic balancer. Also replaced idler pulley and serpentine belt. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

71280 mi

C $500
Replaced crank shaft sensor seal - leaking. Glove box lock broken - cannot open glove box. Cost of new box too high, so owner elected to not replace the glove box. 
Jun 2016

78740 mi

C $150
Trunk would not open. They found two broken wires from the general control module to the trunk connector. They repaired the wires, which restored power to the truck switch. 
Jul 2016

78940 mi

C $180
Post catalytic converter oxygen sensor fault present. Sensor OK. Smoke test negative. Fault cleared. 
Sep 2017

90520 mi

C $650
New coolant overflow tank installed - old one cracked. Also replaced cracked thermostat housing. 
Mini Hardtop in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
Jul 2016

65000 mi

US $150
Horn fuse was blowing every week. Replaced both high and low horn and the issue went away. Front engine mount was leaking fluid. Replaced engine mount and torx bolt. 
Aug 2016

65500 mi

US $2000
Brake pad warning light came on. Rotors and brake pads required replacement due to wear, and replaced all four calipers at the same time. 
Apr 2017

69000 mi

US $2100
Replaced the radiator, water pump, reservoir tank, thermostat, thermostat housing, all hoses, heater core, and flushed coolant. Replaced supercharger oil, belt tensioner, belt idler pulley (adjusting pulley), oil dipstick tube o-ring, crankcase vent valve, crankshaft sensor o-ring, coolant temperature sensor, radiator fan resistor, spark plugs, spark plug wires, ignition coil, throttle body o-ring, supercharger inlet tube gasket, timing chain tensioner, timing chain tensioner bolt, radiator housing/front clip (front panel, damaged by a frozen snow bank), hood struts, hood emblem, transmission fluid, gas cap, installed metal skid plate from Mini Mania 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Dec 2010

28500 mi

US $75
Replaced thermostat gasket 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

127000 mi

US $1000
State inspection performed-- exhaust system determined to be too rusty. Ordered stainless steel catback exhaust and had installed. Rear support bracket discovered to be broken and also replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

116000 mi

US $75
Oil leaking off engine, repair searched for source but was unable to locate anything specific. Added minor accessories: See Light/Fresnel lens for windshield viewing of overhead stop lights, cell phone holder 
Mini Hardtop in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

93000 mi

US $850
Supercharger was serviced, water pump and pulley were both replaced 
Aug 2017

93000 mi

US $1000
Clutch replaced because the throw out bearing started to rattle. I thought it would be good idea to replace everything while it was apart. There were no signs of slipping but the clutch was due for replacement.  
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Jun 2014 - Jan 2015
Nov 2014

82400 mi

US $2400
Spark plug blows out of spark plug hole stripping hole. Self-repair failed causing piece of metal from steel insert to damage valves. Upper head had to be rebuilt. Oil pressure light came on when at idle. Light goes off when applying gas pedal. This stared happening after the car was running for 10 minutes. Oil change did not resolve the issue. Failing oil pressure sensor replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Missouri, United States
Nov 2015 - Oct 2017
Jan 2016 recall for passenger seat air bag sensor 
Jun 2016

86000 mi
starter was replaced under warranty from previous repair. Its been very hot this summer and at extreme temps the starter would not engage. 
Jul 2017

101000 mi

US $1000
serpentine belt and oil pan gasket 
Mini Hardtop in Utah, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Feb 2014

41000 mi

US $700
Oil pan leaking oil and crankshaft position sensor leaking oil Replaced oil-filled engine mount Coolant leak, replaced thermostat housing Replaced O2 sensor 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

44000 mi

US $36
Horns would not work. ordered horns. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

82000 mi
Noise in transmission, diagnosed as possible leak or needed new transmission, repair estimates $4000-$9000. 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2009
Jul 2009

40000 mi
Mini replaced the thermostat under warranty due to a coolant leak in the thermostat seal. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2014
Jan 2010

45000 mi
Thermostat was replaced after coolant loss was noted. 
Jun 2014

125000 mi

US $125
Fuel filter was replaced after the car started to ping. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2015
Oct 2013

47000 mi

US $800
Replace upper strut mount 
Feb 2014

52000 mi

US $320
Thermostat had melted, car was overheating 
Sep 2014

59000 mi

US $200
One cylinder was not working properly 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

40000 mi

US $50
Anti-freeze leak. Replaced thermostat, thremostat housing/gasket, new antifreeze. Total cost $305, owner paid $50 deductable on warranty Right hydraulic engine mount leaking fluid. Replaced by dealer. Cost = $219, paid by warrenty. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $650
Engine lights flashed and car went into limp mode (a couple miles per hour). Restarted the car and it did it again. First they thought it was a sensor but found it to the the harmonic balance. Out $650.00. 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2016

125000 mi

US $30
replaced ABS sensor 
Jul 2016

126000 mi

US $85
Cooling fan 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2017
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $1100
Front end bushings replaced Power steering hoses leaking Motor mount replacement 
Jun 2016

110000 mi

US $400
Leaking tstat housing. 
Jan 2017

107800 mi

US $2200
Had to have the clutch replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Sep 2010

123000 mi

US $350
Check engine light on. Code said o2 sensor. Wasn't they. After many tests dealer wanted $2,400 to continue testing. Said no thanks, will live with check engine light on. 
Dec 2010

123000 mi

US $350
Sold with CEL on. 

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2005.5 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Netherlands
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2014

36980 mi
Well known MINI issue of a rattle in Gearbox well known issue of a MINI 2000. Seat recliner malfunction 
Sep 2015

42160 mi

€600
left window motor and window lift stopped working and had to be replaced with new components. Known issue with mini 1e Gen. Clear lacquer paint start to crack or peel off all over. Has to repaint body-parts and bonnet. Known issue with Clear lacquer over Red base paint after years?? 

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2005 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

Mini Hardtop in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

27000 mi

US $500
Broken engine mount 
Mini Hardtop in Victoria, Australia
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

66340 mi

A $700
head gasket engine mount 
Apr 2011

66340 mi
needed $1,500 of repairs when sold 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

43000 mi

US $4500
Gear Box making noise when clutch disengaged. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
Feb 2010

51000 mi
Replaced O2 sensor. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

64000 mi

US $2000
Cooling fan was replaced Suspension is loose- not sure of the technical reason. Not a critical fix for now, but expensive. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2012
Nov 2010

48000 mi
convertible top stopped working (snapped cables operating the sunroof/top. Cost of repair prevented my having the problem fixed. Requested assistance from MINI....local dealer was little help. Doubt there will be any help. Picked up a piece of metal during trip to dealer that lodged in the rear spring/suspension. Dealer looked at it and returned the car with object still there...????? Sort of said "oops"...we forgot. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

36000 mi
From a previous warranty repair 2 years ago, when the Cabrio top was replaced, the roof frame rattled badly. MINI corporate confirmed a problem with original parts/installation and replaced components at no cost out of warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2017
Aug 2010

84000 mi

US $380
Failure of speed sensor in driver side wheel hub Pass seat weight sensor pad (airbag sensor) bad. This is the 3rd needing replacement since car was purchased new 
Oct 2010

85200 mi

US $40
Mini has a known weak point in the exhaust hangers, mine needed to be welded back on 
Jun 2014

87000 mi

US $350
Replaced Master Cyl and fluids. The brake pedal was on the floor. Replaced alternator because bad pulley bearing making noise. Also replaced serpentine belt. Brakes were not firm, replaced rear caliper Replaced Master Cyl and fluids Replaced alternator, bad pulley bearing. Also replaced serpentine belt 
Jul 2014

88000 mi

US $300
Brake power booster, spark plugs, oil and trans fluid 
May 2015

101000 mi

US $1600
Cracked radiator mount, cracked radiator and leaking expansion tank 
Dec 2015

107000 mi

US $1317
Car had a couple of oil leaks that I have been ignoring, had them all fixed- Valve Cover Gasket, Oil Filter Housing and Oil Pan Gasket 
Jan 2016

107000 mi

US $500
I had the parking brake cable replaced on the 05. The brake would not release in cold weather (under 20 degrees). Also new battery in same car. 
Dec 2016

116000 mi
The throw out bearing failed with no warning, the entire clutch was replaced. 
Mar 2017

119000 mi

US $200
I replaced all 4 wheel hubs, this was due to a low speed noise that I could not nail down and the hubs were the originals. In the process I broke one of the wheel speed sensors. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2015
Apr 2014

73000 mi

US $1752
Oil Pan leak - replaced Gasket - replaced Power steering pump and fan Front struts failed Bad front axel Reverse lights - previous mechanic left unplugged "Failure of PRE CAT O2 Sensor" O2 Sensor Harness Heater Circuit Front Drive-Shaft 
Oct 2015

87000 mi

US $24
Seal around the middle of the Engine Coolant Reservoir was leaking. Replied with sealant. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2016

84000 mi

US $3500
Coolant leak repair, a single part cost $300. Hoses and valves replaced Motor blew, headgasket replaced, along with all other 80K maintenance, many hoses, valves, and gaskets replaced. 
Jun 2017

91000 mi

US $600
Leak of main oil gasket in engine deteriorated all oil gaskets causing massive leaking. Needed all main gaskets replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2014
May 2010

56720 mi
Replaced cracked air tube. Replaced cracked air tube and used car delivery prep.  
Dec 2010

59800 mi

US $115
Transmission went into "EP" mode and driver noticed harsh shifts and general sluggish performance. The shop retrieved error code 2C10. Updated tranny control unit with latest software. It's better but shop cautioned, be alert to more. Investigated trouble code:2C10 ("EP" displayed on tranny indicator). One occurrence of code. Fault was cleared. Car driven, fault did not reoccur. Tranny software upgraded. Shop cautioned vigilance to more occurrences.  
Jan 2011

60700 mi
Another occurrence of trouble code 2C10, shifter fault. The shop had two other MINI Coopers in for repair and reported that our shifter was "very loose" compared to the others. Will order new shifter and replace when arrives. Another occurrence of trouble code 2C10, shifter fault. The shop had two other MINI Coopers in for repair and reported that our shifter was "very loose" compared to the others. Will order new shifter and replace when arrives.  
Feb 2011

61000 mi

US $1171
Replaced shifter. Replaced ignition packs on recommendation of shop. Replaced shifter. 
Apr 2011

61200 mi

US $72
Recurrence of "EP" tranny warning light. Code scan revealed Code 2C10 again. Shop cleared code and drove extensively in attempt to have fault reoccur, which it didn't. But they did claim that tranny is "slipping" on shift of 2. Recurrence of "EP" tranny warning light. Code scan revealed Code 2C10. Shop cleared code and drove in attempt to have fault reoccur, which it didn't. But they state that tranny is "slipping" between 2nd & 3rd. Oil change, char 
May 2011

61300 mi

US $8755
Replaced transmission. Replaced fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump. Replaced transmission. 
Oct 2011

64000 mi
"EP" in tranny display. No obvious impairment in performance. Six months since tranny was replaced. Repair consisted of reading code (code I.D. was not reported to owner), clearing error, relearning tranny "adapts" and test drive. 
Jan 2012

65248 mi
Fluid leak. We took a piece of poster card and set it under the engine all night to help shop locate source. Fluid was clear. Shop cleaned area, drove it and said the PS hoses were leaking. Both hoses replaced. EP message in gear selector display, scanned as 2C10. Shop cleared and drove. Error did not return. Shop contacted PUMA (MINI's tech support network). PUMA advised that code has been related to low voltage. Batt. checked, terminal loose Yet another appearance of 2C10 in the gear drive indicator. The dealer went to extreme to try and trace the issue. But once the error was "cleared" the error would not repeat. PUMA contacted, if returns Engineer will be called in. Continued investigation of "EP" (2C10 scanned as cause). One day after return of PS hose replacement, "EP" appeared in tranny display. Kept car 10days, clear error, contacted PUMA. Ran PUMA list, nothing found. But not charged. 
Oct 2012

67500 mi

US $518
Clear fluid leak. Dealer inspected, cited warped thermostat housing as cause. Replaced housing, thermostat, gasket and coolant was flushed. Addition repairs recommended. Engine mount $3C, brake fluid $1C, front control bushing $7C. 
Jan 2013

70300 mi

US $42
Lift supports for rear hatch. In cold temps the hatch would not remain fully open. On really cold days < 20 F the hatch would slowly fall. 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2012

33160 mi
One rear license plate lens disappeared. MINI PARTS advised that they had to replace the entire lighting bracket($150). However when I found the factory part on the web ($9.00) they were apologetic and installed it gratis. Slow antifreeze leak onto floor of garage. Passenger seat when reclined fully or in full forward tilt position would occasionally not lock when put back up in normal driving position. Sunroof making unhappy noises when closing, less so when opening. 
Mar 2015

39680 mi

C $75
Dipstick broke outside sheath. Luckily didn't break off completely as is known to happen with this sad testament to normally technically excellent BMW design. Replaced with Craven Speed stainless steel spring with aluminum handle @ $75 US ! 
May 2015

40300 mi

C $86
Both gas struts holding up the rear hatch gave up at once. MINI dealer wanted $99.55 EACH. Replaced with aftermarket(StrongArm) struts for $38.74 each. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

37000 mi
Oxygen sensor, third time replaced. Check engine light has come back on, again. 
Feb 2011

39000 mi

US $78
Problematic oxygen sensor replaced, yet again. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Oct 2008

24000 mi

US $40
leak in thermostat seal, thermostat replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Utah, United States
Nov 2015 - Oct 2017
Dec 2015

65000 mi

US $1800
Power Steering hose found to have leak, thermostat found to have leak, cabin HEPA filter needed to be replaced, RF inner ball joint was worn and needed replacing. Service Engine Soon light came on, I was told i was nothing, came back on. 
Nov 2016

84000 mi

US $1100
Driver door would not open from inside, key fob didn't unlock driver door, and window rolled up/down badly. Replaced whole door latch assembly. Thermostat was leaking coolant and another sensor seal was leaking oil. Thermostat and the seal was replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

34000 mi
Had to replace passenger seat air-bag sensor, light was on.  Had to replace 2 bad wheel bearings in front. Had to tighten E-brake cable. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

34000 mi
 
Mini Hardtop in Delaware, United States
Mar 2015 - Oct 2017
Feb 2015 The catalytic converter broke open at a seam which created almost a cutout at the headers and the sound was quite loud in the car . The converter was welded closed and the rest of the exhaust system was replaced. Actually in January. 
May 2016

91300 mi

US $750
Replaced dead Battery. Could not get the passenger side hood latch to open. Hood was stuck closed. Replaced exhaust system after catalytic converter. The shop did not align the hangers to the supports. Exhaust would twist and bang against the underside of the car. 
Oct 2017

95000 mi

US $600
The Parking Brake cable from the Hand Brake to the rear junction broke. The mechanic billed me for replacing the parking brake cable to each rear wheel ($180 in parts) and 3 hours labor. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2011

38000 mi

US $350
Bushing replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2012
Jan 2010

54000 mi

US $100
Coldest day of the year, thermostat froze shut and car almost overheated. Self diagnosed as too little antifreeze in system due to constant topping-up as a result of leaky thermostat housing. Replaced thermostat and re-sealed housing. 
May 2010

60000 mi

US $2200
Shop gave me some BS about the springs in the pressure plate "stiffening" enough to repeatedly blow out hydraulics. Basically, they were just covering their butts for a faulty diagnosis. Still have the pristine clutch they took out.  
Apr 2011

69000 mi

US $10
Rattling under car at high speed, sounded wind-related. All 3 threaded clips that secure the lower bumper-cover related bolts had rusted out, and the bumper was flapping in the wind. New stainless bolts / nuts forthcoming. Rattling under car at high speed, sounded wind-related. All 3 threaded clips that secure the lower bumper-cover related bolts had rusted out, and the bumper was flapping in the wind. New stainless bolts / nuts forthcoming.  
Jun 2011

73000 mi
Parking brake began seizing repeatedly. Driver side parking brake cable, previously damaged due to poor design, had been rusting and intermittently jamming for >1 year. Inspection found cable critically damaged due to rust. Removed part. 
Oct 2011

76000 mi

US $1200
Dash lights would not shut off regardless of headlight or ignition position. Dealer diagnosed internally shorted control module and replaced - $750. Remote locks also would not work, replaced receiver - $450 Dash lights would not shut off regardless of headlight or ignition position. Dealer diagnosed internally shorted control module and replaced - $750. Remote locks also would not work, replaced receiver - $450 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
- Aug 2007
Aug 2007

22598 mi
Steering failure. Dealer replaced steering rack, power steering pump, asst. wiring, and electric fan. 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2013
Jul 2010

67700 mi
02 sensor replaced by MINI no charge  
Jun 2011

78000 mi

US $387
Worn control arm bushings 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2010

17000 mi

US $180
Other dealer botched a windshield installation. New dealer fixed the seal and eliminated the rattle at no cost to owner. Costs were regular oil change and brake fluid flush. 
Jan 2012

23000 mi

US $89
Check engine light turned on. Two faults, one about a misfire, the other about the ABS. Cleared it and hasn't happened since. 
Feb 2012

23200 mi

US $250
Same fault as before. Shop realized battery was the original 7 year old one. Replaced it. 
Dec 2016

41000 mi

US $535
Passenger side indoor door handle stopped working. 
Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2011
Feb 2010

47300 mi

US $320
Slight leak from valve cover gasket was noticed during routine (5000 mile) oil change. Also had plugs changed during the VCG replacement. 
May 2010

53000 mi

US $450
Power steering fan & pump failure - debris seized fan. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2013
Aug 2009

47000 mi
Replaced defective power steering pump 
Jan 2010

52000 mi

US $7000
Transmission fluid leak.  
Apr 2010

57000 mi

US $1500
Replaced defective/worn power steering, fan Asked for 4 wheel alignment. Repair shop diagnosed need for new front end bearings and new right front tie rod in order to perform alignment. Drivers seat not sliding forward when seat back is tilted. Reattached cable inside seat back. 
Jan 2011

54000 mi

US $250
Passenger side headlight washer broken. Replaced parts with new. 
Jan 2012

66700 mi

US $450
Fluid (oil) leaking from right side motor mount. Replaced right side motor mount. Second motor mount replacement in 24 months. Previous repair to same item done in January 2010. 
Mar 2012

78000 mi

US $450
Airbag sensor in passenger seat went bad. Replaced seat bottom. Driver's seat easy access feature not working. Replaced driver's side seat rails. Cooling fan cycling on and off every 30 seconds. Needed replacement. 
Jun 2012

80000 mi

US $400
Alternator failed. Auxilliary cooling fan failed after being replaced in March. Kept cycling on and off repeatedly. Fan replaced at no charge. 
Apr 2013

89000 mi

US $1100
Crank pulley broke and was replaced with new 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2013
Apr 2009

50000 mi
Air conditioning fan motor squealed at moderate to high speed. Service Engine Soon light and Electrical Malfunction Lights came on. The car motor sputtered occasionally and the MPH decreased but the car remained driveable. The source of the problem was a disconnected air hose from the supercharger. 
Nov 2009

62000 mi

US $200
Power steering fan required replacement. Covered under the extended warranty. Water pump required replacement. Covered under the extended warranty. 
Mar 2010

68000 mi

US $200
Power steering motor failed. 
Sep 2010

77000 mi

US $200
Passengers side door lock actuator failed. replaced under extended warranty. Supercharger seal and motor mount seal leaking. replaced under extended warranty. 
Jun 2012

118000 mi

US $1600
replace clutch replace door latch mechanism 
Dec 2012

130000 mi

US $500
ABS sensor in wheel malfunctioned and had to be replaced. 
Jan 2013

132000 mi

US $150
Oil pressure sensor malfunctioned and had to be replaced. 
Jul 2013

143000 mi
Both check engine and service engine soon light came on. Dealer diagnosed the problem as a cracked valve require engine change. Local repair shop diagnosed the problem as failing supercharger. Both repair estimates high-will sell car. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

61000 mi

US $200
Clutch issue. Sticking when pushed pedal down. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

60000 mi

US $800
Leaking main oil seal Oil leak - Valve Cover gasket Head gasket leak Power steering, fan not working Low speed cooling fan failure AC leak, not working 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2005 - Feb 2009
Aug 2005

300 mi
Replace supercharger belt tensioner. Under Warranty. Remedy Trim Rattles in P/S door pillar. Under Warranty 
Nov 2008

29000 mi
Leaking fluid. Found to be defective thermostat housing. Replaced Housing, Gasket and Thermostat. Added Coolant. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
- Mar 2008
Aug 2007

15000 mi
Defective car alarm system replaced. 
Feb 2008

20000 mi
Defective thermostat caused car to overheat. 
Mar 2008

20600 mi
Front driver seat replaced; seat heater was overheating seat temperature to 160 degrees F. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2015
Mar 2011

129000 mi

US $325
Cleaned some sort of a boost sensor that was causing a miss under load. Total cost of $250, which was mostly diagnostic time. Replaced torn intake boot, $75. 
Apr 2011

129500 mi

US $75
Replaced coolant expansion tank. 
Jul 2011

132000 mi

US $350
Failed engine mount caused vibration under load. Mount replaced. 
Aug 2011

132000 mi

US $380
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket.  
Nov 2011

134000 mi

US $500
Windshield (previously replaced) leaked into interior. Fried electronics in mirror. 
Jun 2012

137000 mi

US $800
As a result of earlier water leak, the central locking unit went out and had to be replaced. A/C leak. Recharged and diagnostic fluid added. Cruise control not working. Bad clutch sensor. 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
May 2014

125700 mi

US $250
Hatch struts failed 
Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Nov 2015
Nov 2013

71100 mi

US $900
broken connection at rear of fuse box 
Jun 2014

81000 mi

US $160
alternator failed. replaced with new timing belt 
Oct 2014

82200 mi

US $5
replaced pads, rotors, brake lines and rear brake caliper 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2014

54900 mi

US $1200
oil pan gasket leaking. 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2017
Mar 2008

37820 mi
Brought car in for Inspection II. Turned out there was a leak in the steer rack. Replacement covered by warranty. 
Nov 2008

45260 mi
Dome light shorted out. Complained that the sunroof mechanism seemed to be slower and noisy. Dealer mentioned a service bulletin and said they would fix it.  During inspection, dealer noticed oil outside the engine. They replaced the head cover gasket and the oil pan gasket.  
Dec 2009

62000 mi
Fluid from engine mount leaked out. Dealer said it would still be okay to drive with it for awhile. Would replace at next routine maintenance. 
Feb 2010

63860 mi

C $1700
Top engine mount leaked fluid. It appears to be a common issue. Replaced the mount. 
Mar 2010

66340 mi

C $120
After repairing the top engine mount, the dealer said the lower engine mount was likely worn. Turned out the bushing was cracked. Lower engine mount was replaced. 
May 2011

81840 mi

C $300
Power steering pump return hose leak 
Mar 2012

91140 mi

C $735
Fuel pump failure while on a MINI club drive 
Jun 2013

102300 mi
Power steering was stiff and seemed to vibrate when turning. MINI replaced power steering pump under extended warranty. 
Sep 2013

104160 mi

C $2000
catalytic converter rusted and broke in half. Required new exhaust manifold and cat. 
Apr 2014

110540 mi

C $800
Had clutch replace a year ago. The new clutch failed due to too much vibration from the dual mass flywheel. Replaced under warranty. Converted to single mass flywheel system. 
Aug 2014

114700 mi
Passenger side power window motor failure. Ran diagnostics, checked fuses and nothing wrong indicated. Fixed using the "Fonzie method". A couple of good hard bangs on the door panel where the motor was mounted. 
Mar 2015

118420 mi

C $600
Noticed some play on the steering and a slight pull to the left. Had repair check it out while in for an oil change. It was a cracked wheel bearing. Was a safety issue. 
Jul 2015

121500 mi

C $140
Rear swaybar bushings broken. Dealer only lubed them. 
Dec 2015

127100 mi

C $200
Top passenger side engine mount leakage. Replaced engine mount. 
Jan 2016

118960 mi

C $150
Worn swaybar bushings 
Jan 2017

129400 mi

C $100
Coolant overflow tank cracked 
Mar 2017

140740 mi

C $45
oil dipstick broke. replaced dipstick. Had to order it in as dealer did not stock it. 
Jun 2017

143220 mi

C $400
O2 sensor failed . 
Mini Hardtop in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

99100 mi
Replacing electric power steering pump and power steering cooling fan 
Sep 2015

100000 mi

US $306
Replaced Head lamp and head lamp ignitor 
Apr 2016

102500 mi

US $200
Replaced RF and LF control arm bushings Valve cover gasket replaced 
Aug 2017

112000 mi

US $158
Check engine light came on, diagnosed as faulty camshaft position sensor. Had to order part Replaced camshaft position sensor 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Sep 2005 - Feb 2012
Nov 2005

3500 mi
Broken rear hatch lock. Warranty repair 
Mar 2006

5500 mi
Loose left headlight unit. Warranty adjustment 
Aug 2009

20000 mi

US $199
Upper engine mount replaced 
Jan 2011

23000 mi

US $480
Left HID headlight housing self-leveling system failed. Replaced complete headlight housing. 
Mini Hardtop in West Virginia, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

74000 mi
Power steering rack failure. 
Jan 2016

76500 mi

US $550
Thermostat housing leaking Valve cover gasket leak 
Feb 2016

76900 mi

US $70
Low speed resistor failed on radiator fan 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

82000 mi

US $525
crankshaft pulley failure. Replaced crank pulley, idler, tensioner and serpentine belt. Also serviced supercharge (changed oil). 
Apr 2015

88000 mi
sunroof rain rail tube coupling became disconnected. Water from sun roof rail ends up on passenger side floor 
Jan 2016

94700 mi

US $95
Thermostat housing leak. Replaced housing, thermostat and gasket 
Jun 2016

99000 mi

US $98
Clutch master and slave cylinder replaced 
Sep 2016

99000 mi

US $26
Check Engine light: evaporation system minor leak. Replaced gas cap. 
Dec 2016

100000 mi

US $1850
supercharger bearing failure. Supercharger replaced 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2010
Oct 2008

40000 mi
Squeaks, noisy gear shifting.  Oxygen Sensor 
Jul 2010

63000 mi

US $1050
Clutch Cylinder replaced.  Leaking Engine Gasket and mount. 
Nov 2010

68000 mi

US $700
Main Engine Fan was reported to be not working. 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015
Aug 2014

170100 mi

US $3000
Clutch wore out at 156,000 miles. Also had to replace flywheel, this doubled the cost 
Mini Hardtop in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 Power steering pump failed, ventilator seized. 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

95000 mi

US $15
Missing at idle, bad fuel economy. Installed new air filter and ran techron fuel injection cleaner through the fuel tank. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - May 2009
Oct 2008

14000 mi

US $300
Glove box plastic peeling. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

74400 mi
I can't open the hood 
Mini Hardtop in Georgia, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

185000 mi

US $75
Valve Cover Gasket 
Dec 2016

185000 mi
Boot cracked around clamp leaking out CV grease on day of sale. 
Mini Hardtop in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

62200 mi

US $275
The brake rotors were getting cut by the brake cage. After ordering new pads and rotors I found out that the bearing hub was the culprit. The hub was so bad that it moved freely through to the axle. $200 for pads/rotors and $75 for hub. 
Jan 2014

61200 mi

US $20
ABS, Traction Control, Low Tire lights came on indicating a bad speed sensor. Isolated the wheel by testing the resistance of each at the ABS module. Replace the driver's side front sensor and lights gone. Probably caused by bearing fail. 
Sep 2014

70000 mi

US $40
Passenger inside door release stopped working. The cable stretched (common problem) over time. Replaced cable. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2013

82000 mi

US $130
Replaced both oil cooler seals. 
Feb 2013

71000 mi

US $330
Replaced the main gasket seal on the oil cooler 
Nov 2013

82600 mi

US $493
Diagnosed as a starter issue, but turned out to be an ignition switch. Installed new starter and ignition switch. 
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $139
Battery died and replaced it. 
Mar 2015

105000 mi

US $225
Upper right motor mount bolt broke off. 
May 2016

121000 mi

US $215
Replaced a broken charcoal canister. 
Jun 2016

122000 mi
Had airbag sensor replaced in the passenger seat under recall. It didn't didn't always recognize that there was a person in the seat. 
Aug 2016

122000 mi

US $1064
Crank pulley broke while driving the car. replaced crank pulley, serpentine belt, tensioner unit, and Idler pulley 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
May 2016 - Oct 2017
Jul 2016

75000 mi

US $1000
Muffler was replaced for the first time, Tie rod was bent, mechanic replaced 
Sep 2017

80000 mi
I had major rust on: Drivers side door at the bottom Rust bubbling on both rear (left & right) quarter panels one either side of the tail lights. MINI covered the repair under their rust perforation warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

26040 mi

C $1200
air bag light on as weight sensor on passenger seat not working replaced wieght sensor 
Nov 2011

27280 mi

C $375
oxygen sensor was not working so was replaced 
Jan 2012

29760 mi

C $320
Car was overheating thermostat was replaced. 
Sep 2014

42780 mi

C $330
Diagnose problem code re air leak. Did some test to rule out any major issue. Appears that gas cap may have not been tightened properly. 
Sep 2015

45260 mi

C $1400
Coolant leak found.Concern that it was the head gasket. Plastic thermostat housing leaking so was replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2014
Apr 2013

74500 mi

US $918
Power steering pump failed. Replaced pump and cooling fan. 
Mini Hardtop in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Jan 2013

59000 mi

US $400
oil leak - replaced pan gasket control arm bushings 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2014
Aug 2012

58700 mi

US $1070
Transmission cooler replaced. 
Jul 2014

75000 mi

US $245
Items noted during 75k mile checkup: - two belts replaced (original?) - cabin air filter replaced - tires rotated 
Oct 2014

76000 mi

US $775
Exhaust system needed replaced. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Apr 2009
Mar 2009

40000 mi
Leaky oil pan repair. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2013

99500 mi

US $505
Power steering pump malfunction due to inoperable cooling fan. Update: new fan didn't fix problem, new steering pump ordered. Muffler hanger rusted apart and left muffler dangling. Needed new part, $125 of total. 
Jan 2015

101700 mi

US $800
Lower steering arm replaced. Mini did not have any part in stock for about a year. Really. A full year. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

108000 mi

US $3400
worn bearings & gears, replaced transmission & clutch kit 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
- Mar 2010
Aug 2009

35000 mi

US $400
Thermostat housing was gone, new thermostat needed to be replaced, radiator had to be flushed. 
Sep 2009

35500 mi
Engine coolant appeared to be leaking (levels dropped significantly over 2 weeks) but the shop couldn't find any evidence of leak. 
Mar 2010

44000 mi

US $500
The engine hydrolocked after driving slowly through a 3 inch puddle during flooding in MA. The car was declared a total loss due to the potential for electrical failure from water damage. A $500 deductible was paid and insurance cut a check for the car. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2013
Feb 2012

75700 mi

US $1500
replaced suspension bushings electric radiator fan malfunction coolant leak 
Dec 2012

85000 mi

US $500
fixed exhaust rattle/buzz Reset tire pressure warning sensor light, cleaned reset swithch for same. 
Mar 2013

88000 mi

US $50
purchased tire pressure monitor reset switch at dealer, replaced myself 
Apr 2013

89200 mi

US $1100
Power steering electrical pump fan always on. Replaced pump and fan. 
Mini Hardtop in Netherlands Antilles
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2013

42780 mi
gas and temp. meter was not reading 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

137000 mi

US $271
Fuel Pump stopped working, replaced fuel pump and filter 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

241800 mi

C $1200
no heat in the car at all! - needed new heater core - dealer had no idea how to fix - replaced a new thermostat, replaced a good radiator, sensors,finally heater core. Dealers do not like working on these I think! 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

55100 mi

US $110
hydraulic motor mount was gone. replaced it myself. 
Mini Hardtop in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2010

56000 mi

US $3000
Replaced clutch. 
Dec 2010

57000 mi

US $1150
Oxygen sensors were causing the "Check Engine" light to stay on. We took our out-of-warranty Mini to a reliable mechanic, but only the Mini dealership has the software to reset the "adaptations" to make the Check Engine light go off. 
Mini Hardtop in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2012

44640 mi

C $150
switch to open hatch, took water or humidity, had a short, unable to open 
Jan 2013

C $700
Power steering electrical pump changed. Power steering cooling fan changed. 
Mar 2013

55180 mi

C $200
Engine light on, to signal defective oxygen sensor, I believe related to antipollution system. sensor replaced. 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2016
Sep 2013

74000 mi
Random overheating under load. Thermostat was sticking and the coolant was flushed & replaced. 
Dec 2013

77000 mi

US $200
Rear trailing arm bushings & top shock mounts were replaced. Originals had softened enough that the toe in on the rear tires would change over bumps & grooves, making the car wander. 
Mini Hardtop in Indiana, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

62000 mi
Bad Evap sensor, bad gas cap 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2015
Aug 2012

112600 mi

US $360
Common R53 problem; no. 2 spark plug blew out of the engine, stripping the head of the spark plug threads. Bought tapping set $300, locktite, thread sleeve, and plugs to repair. 
Apr 2013

126500 mi

US $450
Rebuild of the rear brake calipers. Had to order seals, brake fluid, pads, and $60 in tools to extract piston. 
Jun 2013

134000 mi

US $30
Simple A/C recharge 
Oct 2014

149300 mi

US $90
Front end alignment. Front tires were wearing excessively on the inner edges. Report from shop is to look at passenger right front control arm bushing soon. 
Nov 2014

150400 mi

US $450
Replaced rear control arm bushings with Neoprene aftermarket parts. 
Mar 2015

154000 mi

US $200
Bearing noise on the alternator (continued to work). Replaced the alternator, and the idler pulley (not the idler pulley assy). Replacement SuperCharger, and Waterpump was bought - not installed. 
Apr 2015

154500 mi

US $44
Crap AutoZone belt blew out in 9 months on the highway. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2017
Sep 2011

94000 mi

US $160
A pillar exterior finishing panel detached during normal highway driving. replaced with updated design from dealer. Common issue 
Nov 2011

95400 mi

US $60
replace oil pan gasket replace left front shock mount replace oil pan gasket replace left front shock mount 
Jan 2013

117500 mi

US $65
Replaced passenger front strut bearing. Original part with 104k on it. Strut bearing was cracked 85% through and making noise on bumps. Replaced driver front strut bearing. Part covered under parts warranty, as it had 6k miles and 12 months on it. 
Dec 2013

112000 mi

US $2600
New clutch & flywheel 
Jan 2014

105500 mi

US $190
Power steering suction and return hose replaced 
Feb 2014

113100 mi

US $300
rear wiper motor shaft leaking washer fluid, replaced with updated motor, new arm and new electrical lead 
May 2015

123000 mi

US $140
Driver side window regulator needed replaced due to broken plastic mechanism. 
Aug 2016

133100 mi

US $200
Passenger window regulator failed 
Mini Hardtop in Maine, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

85000 mi

US $650
electric steering pump failed and was replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

98000 mi

£20
seized caliper broken exhaust clamp 
Jan 2016

101000 mi

£300
Noise from wheel bearing 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2013

102000 mi

US $2500
Replace worn clutch and rotors. Replace bushings. 
Apr 2014

124200 mi

US $500
Alternator quit 
Jul 2014

130000 mi

US $2200
Oxygen sensor Radiator fan 
Mar 2015

138000 mi
New compressor. Replaced dryer and condensor also. Oil filter gasket and water pump Supercharger beginning to fail 
Oct 2015

142300 mi

US $600
Replace original shocks, struts, bushings, and rear control arms. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

53000 mi

US $360
Grinding noise prompted me to replace the front wheel bearings. Problem solved. 
Jul 2016

53000 mi

US $2500
An oxygen sensor failed. I replaced both, but computer had to be reprogrammed and throttle body "unit" was replaced by a mechanic. The car suddenly want into "limp" mode only going 30mph no matter what. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jan 2016
Jan 2015

41760 mi

C $2
CEL reporting code P2097, a fuel adaptation value hard ecu reset fixed the problem. 
Mini Hardtop in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

70000 mi

US $161
Check engine light for fuel issues were check and light turned off. Oil dipstick broken and purchased a new one. 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Sep 2013

120000 mi

US $327
Had to re-program Transmission 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Oct 2017
Dec 2010

77000 mi

US $1100
Leaking valve gasket and leaking oil pan gasket. control arm bushings worn so replaced oxygen sensor replaced for service engine light; second time in the car's life; MINI has extended the emissions warranty to 10yr/100k because a known problem. 
Jun 2012

90000 mi

US $800
Needed new driver's side rear brake calipers; seizing and scraping. Driver's side emergency brake cable snapped. 
Oct 2012

93000 mi

US $1300
Progressive, loud, rubbing noise from left rear wheel. Diagnoses as worn wheel bearing. Loud muffler, hole found in pipe and muffler, hangers replaced as well 
Dec 2012

94000 mi

US $550
Brake lines rusted through and thusly were leaking. 
May 2013

99000 mi

US $650
Hinges for rear hatch failed, couldn't close hatch, wasn't aligned any more 
Jul 2014

108500 mi

US $265
Refilled freon, fixed short that was preventing compressor from turning on. 
Oct 2014

111500 mi

US $500
Caliper seized then new caliper seized. Second caliper covered by parts warranty 
Jul 2015

118000 mi

US $1200
Car would not start. Solenoid in starter failed. Right front grinding noise, wheel bearing failed. Valve cover gasket leaking, last replaced 60k miles before. 
Jan 2016

115300 mi

US $600
Power steering lines leaking. Valve cover gasket leaking. Replaced only 6 month prior so dealer covered cost. 
May 2016

123700 mi
Leaking power steering fluid. Power steering pump was faulty; due for power steering pump recall to change pump so pump changed. 
Dec 2016

129000 mi

US $300
Wheel speed sensor broken, triggered ABS and low tire pressure yellow warning lights 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Dec 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

152000 mi
Had the alternator replaced but the ground came loose for the second time making it charge only sporadically. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2011
May 2011

118000 mi

US $300
Broken tie rod - mechanic replaced rather easily. Had alignment done afterward. 
Nov 2011

131000 mi
Clutch went out, grinding noise followed by loss of pressure and not working at all. Needed to be replaced. Traded it in instead. 
Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
- Aug 2009
Aug 2009

10000 mi
Warranty claim for new steering pump 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2016
Jul 2013

40300 mi

US $450
The power steering pump and associated equipment caught on fire. This has been a problem and BMW extended the warranty to 130k miles for this model. Repairs were done but took over a month in the shop waiting on parts. if no warranty $7000+ 
Jul 2014

52000 mi

US $5662
transmission grinding badly wheel bearing hubs completely worn down 
Oct 2014

57000 mi
radio amplifier burned out, $1,000 to fix 
Apr 2015

60300 mi

US $442
Had to reepalce ABS speed sensors in front 
Mar 2016

70000 mi

US $1034
The brake lines were corroded and developed several leaks. Had to hot shot new lines and replace. 
Mini Hardtop in Slovenia
Apr 2007 - Sep 2010
Jun 2007

27900 mi

€200
replaced main shaft seal 
Aug 2007

31000 mi

€680
replaced power steering pump 
Mar 2009

42160 mi

€100
replaced left rubber engine mount. 
May 2009

27280 mi

€65
replaced oil pan seal 

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2003 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

73000 mi

US $450
knock and other sensor replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

50000 mi

US $600
The new service manager of MINI at Sterling of BMW & Sterling - saved my life - she got Mini of NA to pay half for the repair ref. good will because of on-going problems with the transmission. She was a fantastic advocate for my problem with my 03 Mini. 

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2003 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Nov 2014
Jan 2014

US $400
Short in the starter which caused the car to start repeatedly while running 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

107900 mi

US $700
lower control arm bushings loose/worn out catalytic converter fell apart internally 
Dec 2013

110000 mi

US $600
low speed fan module defective, required a lot of labor to dig it out. 
Mini Hardtop in Kansas, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $60
Coolant expansion tank was leaking slightly when I acquired the vehicle. Replaced myself with a genuine BMW OEM part for $60. 
Dec 2013

51000 mi

US $20
Supercharger oil change. Rear water pump drive housing completely dry. Will have to monitor for "death rattle" and eventually replace the supercharger itself. 
Oct 2015

69700 mi

US $80
Airbag control unit had a hardware failure, replaced it with a used one. Found out I can't use a used control unit if the VIN from the donor car is too far from my own. Now need to purchase a new OEM part. 
Jan 2017

85300 mi

US $90
Second OEM plastic coolant expansion tank began to leak. Replaced with aftermarket aluminum tank. 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

37000 mi
Power lock on driver side required new actuator 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

125300 mi

US $7000
Rod bearing failed. Replaced entire bottom end of engine. 
Apr 2014

128000 mi

US $7000
Threw a rod. Replaced engine with short block. Did all maintenance items under hood. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2016
Aug 2009

102000 mi

US $479
Parking brake cables misaligned, causing uneven wear of the rear pads. 
Oct 2010

111500 mi

US $180
Noticed slight exhaust leak sound, couldn't find the source. After 1-2 weeks, the exh. manifold broke right at the 1st cat. Suspect it's too close to the cat to re-weld. Replaced entire mfld with used part. New was $1350 at discount dealer. 
Dec 2010

114000 mi

US $21
Cowl vent foam had deteriorated and almost completely disappeared over time. Replaced foam with pre-cut foam from Minifini. 
Aug 2011

118000 mi

US $7
Power steering fluid had been leaking from reservoir cap for months. I assumed it was due to overheated fluid spewing from the breather. Found out that a bad o-ring on the cap is a common problem. No evidence of leakage since the repair. 
Mar 2012

120000 mi

US $153
Engine cooling fan low speed stopped working; fan would stay off until the car got hot enough to engage high speed. Replaced cooling fan/shroud assembly with aftermarket part. Bumper & radiator support must be slid forward for access. Small oil leak from front of engine and oil pan area. Since radiator support was already pulled forward for fan replacement, decided to replace the oil pan gasket and re-seal the crank angle sensor, both common oil leak locations. Side marker bulb apparently overheated and melted the plastic at the socket. The socket broke off the lamp housing and was dangling by its harness. There were no signs of external damage. Replaced side marker lamp assembly. 
Feb 2013

127300 mi

US $1
Had to pull inner door handle 3-7x before the door would open. Cable had stretched and cable end had popped out of its holder. Reinstalled in holder, routed cable to take up slack, put a fastener in an unused hole to keep cable in place. 
Apr 2014

140200 mi
Glove box would fall open when hitting large bumps. Eventually it just started falling open frequently and randomly. Removed glove box and adjusted latch. Problem fixed. 
Jun 2014

141000 mi
Power steering fluid leak from reservoir. Engine oil leak(s). 
Apr 2015

146200 mi

US $12
Oil was leaking from the valve cover gasket. Replaced gasket. The sunroof deflectors rattled while the roof was closed. I removed them years ago because of this, but the air is very turbulent when the roof is open. Reinstalled deflectors, using new springs. The new springs didn't help the rattling. 
Jul 2015

147200 mi
Sunroof deflector rattle never fixed. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

76000 mi

US $612
Front control arm bushings gone. 
Jun 2014

82000 mi

US $75
Right rear wheel arch trim clips came off; trim piece flapped in the wind. 
Feb 2015

84000 mi

US $720
Power steering pressure lines were leaking and replaced. 
Jul 2015

88500 mi

US $1200
Exhaust rusted, replacement required Brake line wearing, rubbing on control arm. 
Jul 2016

100700 mi

US $115
AC compressor pulley clutch 
Mini Hardtop in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2017
Dec 2013

111000 mi

US $500
Thermostat replacement including coolant flush.  Review extensive oil leaks, apply oil tracing liquid to determine source of leaks. 
Mar 2014

113000 mi

US $50
Leaking power steering 
Oct 2014

117300 mi
Leaking battery, checked regulator and all is ok. 
Apr 2015

120300 mi

US $1200
Clogged heater core 
Jan 2017

119000 mi

US $335
Post Catalytic Converter Oxygen Sensor "Lifetime" Xenon headlight bulb replaced, passenger side only. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

124000 mi
driver's door would not open from inside the car 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2014
Jan 2011

102000 mi

US $235
transmission failed at 35,000 miles. Dealer replaced entire transmission and clutch both front control arm bushing needed to be replaced I replaced them myself at 65000 miles left HID Headlight ballast, and HID Bulb needed to be replaced under original warranty, at 45,000 miles Right HID Headlight ballast, and HID Bulb needed to be replaced under extended warranty, at 65,000 miles CD player needed to be replaced with newer OEM model, 2003 version's LCD display would pixelize in temps under 20 degrees. Known issue when I brought it to dealer, and they replaced it with newer build date CD player Rear hatch license plate light socket disintegrated. Metal tabs for bulbs totally corroded away - had to replace entire rear hatch handle assembly, and have it painted, since it only comes primed. 90,000 miles 
May 2011

107000 mi

US $235
Supercharger was out of internal oil. Mini USA states it is a wear item, and needs to be replaced once out of oil. normally 100,000 miles - part from dealer is $2600 for the part, + 7 hrs labor. I got mine rebuilt for $1200 plus 6 hrs labor thermostat housing cracked replaced it and thermostat crank seal leaking oil replaced alternator died 
Jun 2011

107000 mi

US $115
both O2 sensors needed replacing. was able to get non-OEM ones for $55 each from advanced suto, and just splicesd the connector on. 
Nov 2011

116700 mi

US $1200
CV joints starting clicking, and then went to a heavy vibration when on the gas. needed to replace both driver and passenger axle's and CV joints, and have the passenger side bearing pressed off the old axle, and pressed onto the new axle. 
Mar 2012

120000 mi

US $1800
OEM flywheel has internal grease in it. This grease was expelled from the flywheel, contaminating and ruining the clutch 
Jun 2012

123000 mi

US $75
MAP sensor died. When the Map sensor dies, it throws the EML light, and the car goes into limp mode. I could sometimes restart it, and it would be fine for a little while, then it would sputter, and go into limp mode again 
Oct 2012

125500 mi

US $670
power steering pump failed. $550 for a new one. replaced feed and return lines also, as they were leaking. 
Dec 2012

126000 mi

US $280
thermostat housing cracked again - replaced it Both wheel bearings are shot again. I drive the Dragon, and I drive the car hard all the time, wheelbearing replacements are normal maintenance for me :) 
Feb 2013

128200 mi

US $1400
the gears in the trans shattered. I got a fully re manufactured trans from the UK, $1270 shipped from http://www.minigearboxes.co.uk/. I also replaced my ebrake lines, one had rusted solid had a hole in the intercooler, which got replaced 
Sep 2013

130000 mi

US $420
rear hard lines had rusted out in spots and were leaking. Parts were 120, dealer wanted $700 to install. I bought a brake line bender and did it myself. I replaced all the ball joints I replaced a worn out tie rod end 
Oct 2014

138000 mi

US $9500
Number 2 piston and connecting rod broke up. Needs complete overhaul including sleeving the block due to damage to the bore from the piston. Opted for 1.8L stroker crate motor from revolutionmotorworks.com 
Mini Hardtop in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2011

122200 mi

US $176
Power steering pump 
Sep 2012

155000 mi

US $250
Burnt exhaust valve 
Jan 2013

165000 mi
Steering pump stopped working. 
Apr 2013

174800 mi

US $110
Heater core was leaking. 
Jan 2015

170800 mi

US $900
Burnt an exhaust valve on cylinder #2 
Sep 2015

222000 mi

US $120
Rear wheel bearing was noisy. Front suspension control arm bushings were replaced. A little worn but had many miles on them. 
Jul 2016

233300 mi

US $70
Wheel bearing was noisy. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

96000 mi

US $300
throughout bearing failed. Replace clutch assembly. Replace worn serpentine belt 
Feb 2015

113700 mi
Got back from a week long trip and the AC compressor would no longer run 
Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
- Jun 2007
Jun 2007

81000 mi

US $876
Power steering pump, and cooling fan need replacing. BMW parts quoted $876.00 for PARTS ONLY! found online for $450.00 replaced myself. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

65100 mi

C $500
Alternator seized, replaced it as well as supercharger oil, thermostat, belt and idler pulley. Replaced rear wheel bearing, noisy. 
Feb 2015

70680 mi

C $150
Replaced battery 
Mar 2015

70680 mi

C $300
Tie rod end replacement 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

29000 mi

US $1900
Electrical, other than above, repair 
Mini Hardtop in Vermont, United States
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
Jul 2017

107000 mi

US $600
(4) new wheel bearings, not all done in same visit. 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

98000 mi

US $225
Turned out to be an improperly seated pad. Check dragging right rear caliper, flush brake fluid. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Nov 2003 - Jul 2011
May 2003

135 mi
Bonnet stripe application. 
Feb 2004

11760 mi
Dash trim and center console 'downtubes' rattling. Covered by warranty. 
Mar 2005

30607 mi
Replace one front pulse sender, and a steering angle sensor. Tail light bulb replacement. Replace crankcase breather line. Covered by warranty. 
Jun 2005

35869 mi
Front and rear brake pad replacement, Xenon headlight replacement, passenger side window motor replacement, sunroof shade re-attachment, ABS fluid repaclement. All covered by warranty. 
May 2006

48672 mi
End of warranty at 50k. Alignment, replace the clutch, steering rack, re-hang the driver's side door, driver and passenger side window motor replacement. All covered by warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in Hawaii, United States
- Oct 2003
Oct 2003 Window inoperative. 
Mini Hardtop in Nebraska, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
Mar 2015

83000 mi

US $405
Driver side wheel bearing and passenger side tie rod replaced 
May 2015

84000 mi

US $180
Battery was down to five functioning cells. Replaced battery to fix. 
Mini Hardtop in Oregon, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Nov 2015

79900 mi

US $150
Anti-lock braking, traction control, & tire pressure monitor all failed due to sensor failure on driver front wheel. Sensor replaced; problems solved. 
Sep 2016

84000 mi

US $280
Replaced failing aftermarket headers with new aftermarket headers.The replaced headers, on the car when Purchased it used, had been wrapped which caused rust which caused holes. New headers are not wrapped. Supercharger hose wore through, rendering supercharger inactive. Replaced hose; works fine. Since I bought the car used, the rear bushings which had been replaced by solid ones by the previous owner, were very noisy. As they wore, the rear suspension felt loose. Replaced with new solid bushings. Drives and sounds great. 
Mar 2017

86000 mi

US $200
Replaced vacuum hose and changed oil. 
Jun 2017

87000 mi

US $750
Replaced oxygen sensor Front strut mounts were worn. Replaced. 

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2003 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

46000 mi

US $1001
R & R electronic power steering pump. Design is prone to failure, and it was beginning to whine incessantly, "bump" on turns and I've read enough to know that this is a common failure on the BMW design. 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2017
Jun 2009

41000 mi
ignition switch 
Jul 2010

47000 mi

US $730
new starter 
Apr 2015

64300 mi

US $500
cooling fans 
Jun 2015

66000 mi

US $501
sensor 
Jun 2016

68000 mi

US $200
replace o2 sensor 
Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2015
Feb 2013

90000 mi

US $100
Drivers Door Handle frozen and would not release when cold weather.. TSB said to R&R door handle. 
May 2013

90300 mi
Passenger Side window .. Motor drive broke.. second time.. The Window lift cables and the regulators jamed the window after it was down. 
Oct 2013

91200 mi
This is the third time for repairs to the passenger window motor and cable assembly.. The first time was $350 for parts alone.. then the next 2 were covered under warrenty. 
Feb 2014

94600 mi

US $185
Oil Pressure illum engine check lite 
Nov 2014

103900 mi

US $270
Starter Failed 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

59000 mi

US $500
2 power steering hoses leaking. Parts ordered and replaced. Pump fine no problems. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Aug 2005 - Jun 2011
Apr 2005

16868 mi
Stereo head unit replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2009

52000 mi

US $260
Replaced radiator due to small crack in side of tank. 
Nov 2010

61200 mi

US $2220
Radiator fan assembly failed due to short. A/C compressor also failed and receiver dryer was leaking. Mechanic determined that the A/C compressor may have caused the short. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
- Nov 2009
Dec 2005

55000 mi

US $7500
Transmission Broke. Had to replace whole new transmission. 
Apr 2007

88000 mi
Transmission replaced again because it would rev up too high before shifting into a higher gear at around 70 mph. Fortunately it was still covered under a two year warranty from the original repair in 12/05. 
Jul 2007

94000 mi

US $500
O2 sensor needed replacing. Left rear control bar was bent and also needed replacing. Dealer wanted $1500 for the job. Went somewhere else and have never returned to the dealer. 
Sep 2008

120000 mi

US $850
Power steering pump failed and needed replacing. 
Oct 2009

135000 mi

US $225
Power steering pump fan needed replacing. 
Nov 2009

136000 mi

US $400
Radiator leaked and needed replacing. 

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2003 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2003 - Dec 2013
Aug 2003

2000 mi
warranty covered squeaky speaker grill in passenger door and loose lens on rpm gauge on dashboard 
Oct 2012

59200 mi
Driver door lock no longer controlled by key fob 
Dec 2013

65000 mi
Driver door lock no longer controlled by key fob 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
Apr 2010

23000 mi

US $5500
rear wheel speed sensor replaced. Computer reset. Brake system flushed(preventative). 
May 2011

25000 mi

US $823
Replace leaking high pressure power steering hose. 
Mini Hardtop in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

34100 mi

C $400
Engine light on, diagnosed as thermostat, replace same. Currently solved. 
Mar 2014

40300 mi

C $160
Battery died, replaced. Battery was original from 2003. 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
May 2009

65000 mi
Clutch pedal no longer engaged clutch. Could not drive. 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

82000 mi

US $17
Headlight replaced. 
Sep 2014

85000 mi
Power steering pump replaced due to intermittent loss of power steering. This is common and well documented but NOT a Recall! If you let them know you are aware of how widespread the problem is, the dealer will replace the pump, NO CHARGE. 
Dec 2014

89000 mi

US $17
Twice, I've had to replace the same headlight! Also one lower "custom light" is out but haven't replaced it yet. 
Feb 2015

90000 mi

US $2800
Whirring noise under hood, confirmed to be bad transmission. Replaced with rebuilt transmission, new clutch and rear main oil seal. 
Dec 2015

100000 mi

US $164
2 circular wheel decals, "Mini" wing emblem (back), cup holder & clamp - Black panel, separating windshield from door. This is the 2nd panel (other side) I've replaced! Parts guy said they break ALL the time. Cheap plastic garbage! 
Jun 2016

107000 mi

US $45
Third time in 2 1/2 yrs that I've had to replace low beam headlight. Attempted to replace it myself but it still wouldn't work. Took it to a shop and discovered I was sold a burned out bulb! Still, it's worth noting frequency of this repair. 
Nov 2016

110000 mi

US $583
Right front wheel bearing replaced. Front end alignment. 
Jun 2017

115804 mi

US $12711
Drove too long with burned valve. Instead of buying new car, replaced engine with 32k mileage from wrecked car (3 yr or 36,000 mile warranty). I saved money by repairing EVERYTHING that was wrong (details entered separately), rather than buying a late model used car. Little "Nigel" is a "Cream Puff", now! Well worth it, because I would have been miserable driving anything else. Replaced oxygen sensor, spark plugs & wires, ignition coil. Replaced water pump, thermostat & gasket, drive belt. Replaced left & right front CV axle shaft. Replaced shift cable. Replaced AC compressor, expansion valve. Machined rotors, new brakes. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

12000 mi
Light indicated overheating went on during commute home. Coolant level very low. Radiator will need to be replaced.  
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2014
Aug 2013

93300 mi

US $100
Hatch would not align when closed - discovered rusted hinges cracking 
Nov 2013

94600 mi

US $250
Driver's side window motor died. Replaced rotor. 
Mini Hardtop in Nebraska, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

107500 mi

US $200
Broken shift cable 
Sep 2016

116000 mi

US $2272
Suspension worn. All four struts and mounting plates replaced. 
Oct 2016

118000 mi

US $749
Replaced torn lower control arm bushings 
Jan 2017

US $1525
Replaced water pump, thermostat housing, thermostat, and related hoses and seals 
Jun 2017

136000 mi
Compressor failure 
Sep 2017

143000 mi

US $90
Replaced broken oil filter housing and gaskets. #2 spark plug ejected from cylinder head 
Mini Hardtop in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2012
Oct 2011

58200 mi

US $1300
Replaced shocks  had to replace exhaust Switch for raising and lowering windows is not working well...have to apply lots of pressure to the toggle. Was told the unit needed to be replaced. The cost was not worth it to me, as the issue is a minor nuissance. Praking brake needed to be tightened up. 
Nov 2012

61300 mi

US $2300
Hinge for hatchback broke. Check engine light wnet on, some sensor needed replacing. 
Mini Hardtop in South Carolina, United States
- Jul 2009
Jul 2009

121000 mi
New owner of a used mini, right away power steering started malfunctioning & runs after car is shut off, other forums report this as widespread problem, planning to repair myself at cost of aprox $300 for rebuilt part. No other problems to report 

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2002 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

156300 mi
Cooling fan relay switch defective. 
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 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 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 Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - May 2017
Apr 2017

61000 mi

US $962
Front brakes and rotors Replace right half shaft 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
- Jul 2011
Jul 2011

80000 mi

US $400
oil leak 
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. 

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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 

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2002 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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. 
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 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 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 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 

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