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2013 Mini Coupe Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059114
TSB ID: 12 09 15

Mini: faulty software for the tank ventilation control displays engine throttle reaction when temperature is high outside, and more obvious if the tank is only partly filled.
09/29/15 NHTSA ID: 10058506
TSB ID: M-120115

Failed ignition coil causes engine misfire. high temperatures during operation causes different materials used in the ignition coil can deteriorate over time
06/09/15 NHTSA ID: 10057570
TSB ID: SIM-11-10-14

Mini: some vehicles have turbocharger noise and a lack or loss of performance, due to restriction of turbocharger oil supply, resulting in oil starvation and seizing of turbocharger assembly. model all.
05/22/15 NHTSA ID: 10057380
TSB ID: N-14-05-09

Mini: see document search button for owner letter. questions and answers for timing chain of various mini.
02/10/14 NHTSA ID: 10054629
TSB ID: SIM-12-01-13

Mini: due to an unfavorable knock sensor, during the winter months, in areas of extreme cold climate conditions, the service engine soon lamp will illuminate, while engine is increasing to full temperature operation. models r55 cooper clu
11/12/13 NHTSA ID: 10053607
TSB ID: SI M-12-03-13

Mini: some vehicles would experience service engine soon lamp illumination of rail pressure sensor. models 2012 and up r55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61.
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04/19/13 NHTSA ID: 10051919
TSB ID: SIM-65-01-13

Mini: integrated cooling fan is noisy intermittently. this noise may be more noticeable after the ignition is turned off. models r55, r56, r57, r58, r59, and r60.
07/25/12 NHTSA ID: 10044699
TSB ID: SIM-11-03-12

Mini: when resealing engine oil pan, engine oil pan gasket replacement should no longer be used due to causing sealing flange becoming deformed. models r55, r56, r59, r60, r57, and r58. no model years listed.
07/25/12 NHTSA ID: 10044680
TSB ID: SIM-11-01-12

Mini: on certain model vehicles, an engine oil leak may occur, due to the compromised oil pump volume control solenoid valve, from the underside of engine. no model years listed. updated 4/19/2013. updated 3/11/14.
11/12/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053604
TSB ID: SI-M-13-01-13

Mini: there is a procedural error in the removing and installing or replacing high pressure pump current version that has been replaced with the corrected repair instruction portion for the n14 and n18 engine. models r55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 6

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Mini Coupe TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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