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2005 Mini Hardtop Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059111
TSB ID: 12 05 15

Mini: due to faulty dme software, the service engine lights comes on, including the check control message for motor force decrease.
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059112
TSB ID: 12 06 15

Mini: because of the dme software, and a damaged clutch, the drivetrain malfunction check message appear.
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059113
TSB ID: 12 07 15

Mini: faulty software causes the check control and engine power reduced light to appear.
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.
02/03/16 NHTSA ID: 10059094
TSB ID: 11 02 15

Mini: a mechanical failure and dme software error of the vanos actuators cause the engine to run rough which activates the malfunction warning light.
02/03/16 NHTSA ID: 10059098
TSB ID: 11 06 15

Mini: different faults activates engine malfunction and oil warning.
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06/22/15 NHTSA ID: 10057710
TSB ID: SI M01 01 13

Mini: models r50, r52, and r53 with the electro-hydraulic power-assist steering pump and cooling fans will have an limited warranty extension to 13 years/150,000 miles. *ta
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.
08/21/13 NHTSA ID: 10052614
TSB ID: SIM-01-01-13

Mini: see document search button for owner letter. a warranty extension for certain vehicles with potential problem with cooling fan and the durability of electro hydraulic power (assist) steering (ehps) pump. models 2002-2005 r50, r52,
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.
09/28/11 NHTSA ID: 10041389
TSB ID: SIM -01-04-10

BMW: service engine soon light may be on with stored trouble codes and reduced engine power. the high pressure fuel pump malfunctions.
08/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10040372
TSB ID: SIM-12-04-09

BMW: the crimping process of the oxygen sensor could lead to an electrical failure inside the sensor. there may be a malfunction light on with a fault code stored.
05/18/11 NHTSA ID: 10037305
TSB ID: SIM-11-07-08

BMW: description and specifications of crankcase ventilation system.
06/21/10 NHTSA ID: 10032985
TSB ID: SIM-17-02-07

Mini: electric cooling fan runs after engine is shut off. after the engine is shut off, the electric cooling fan continues to run. due to the operating strategy of the dme, the electric cooling fan may continue to run after the engine is
11/09/09 NHTSA ID: 10030668
TSB ID: SI-M-18-01-09

Mini: due to a failure in the production process,the catalytic converter may deteriorate causing an increased level of vehicle emissions. the catalyst efficiency fault code (276a) will be stored in the dme memory, and the service engine s
11/09/09 NHTSA ID: 10030669
TSB ID: SI-M-11-01-09

Mini: when replacing the cylinder head cover on a vehicle equipped with the new n14 engine, the cover will look different in appearance. the replacement cover is now equipped with a crankcase ventilation system pressure relief valve. no
05/29/09 NHTSA ID: 10028785
TSB ID: SIM-12-02-09

Mini: service engine soon or check gas cap warning is illuminated: tank leakage. leakage is detected in the tank ventilation or evaporative system.
12/15/08 NHTSA ID: 10026767
TSB ID: SIM-11-03-08

Mini: turbocharger failure; oil supply line blockage. loss of performance and turbocharger noise. updated 8/16/11.
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11/18/08 NHTSA ID: 10026612
TSB ID: SI-M-13-01-08

Mini: fuel odor from the engine compartment. the high pressure pump (hdp) and/or the low pressure supply hose connection can allow fuel seepage, resulting in the fuel odor.
04/21/08 NHTSA ID: 10024513
TSB ID: SI M11 02 07

Rattle noise from engine. from start of production up to april 11, 2007. with n14 engine. *nj
11/17/05 NHTSA ID: 10017668
TSB ID: 120705

Service action: inspect/repair engine harness.
08/16/05 NHTSA ID: 10015925
TSB ID: 170105

Service action: replace coolant hose.
09/15/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10025903
TSB ID: SI M21-03-08

Mini- r5 & r56 (cooper; cooper s) with getrag 6 speed manual transmission: complaint of an intermittent no-crank, no start situation. the clutch switch module has not been secured in the correct position on the clutch master cylinder. *
09/10/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10025846
TSB ID: SI M24 01 08

Mini: r55, r56 (cooper, cooper s) with f21 asin 6-speed automatic transmission - incorrect gear display.
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11/29/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10017779
TSB ID: 230105

Rattling/grinding noise coming from the transmission area when in neutral during a cold start. my '05 cooper with 5-speed getrag.
09/27/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10016682
TSB ID: 2320005

Transmission noise diagnosis. *sc
04/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055137
TSB ID: MC-10113

Mini: warranty coverage extension/repair expense reimbursement for the electro hydraulic power (assist) steering (ehps) pump, which has its own cooling fan, on some vehicles and not the electric power (assist) steering (eps) system on othe
05/02/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043927
TSB ID: SIM-65-08-03

BMW mini: airbag warning light is on: mrs fc 02, 03, 05, 06.
09/13/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10040855
TSB ID: SIM-12-02-11

BMW: a software error is causing a hesitation or jerking when accelerating under higher loads between 3000 ¿ 4000 rpm.
08/03/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039593
TSB ID: SIM-65-06-11

BMW: the airbag warning light is on with a fault stored. the wiring under the seat may be pinched or damaged.
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11/09/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030667
TSB ID: SI-M-63-01-09

Mini vehicles: while driving or at idle, the headlamps flicker or sporadically move up or down by themselves. the headlamp wiring harness is damaged due to chaffing at the engine ground point.
12/16/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10026789
TSB ID: SI-M-65-05-08

Mini: check svs function. on certain vehicles, the voice input system (svs sa 620) does not function. the svs was not installed in the vehicles.
05/17/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10019981
TSB ID: 720106

Airbag warning lamp for oc3 seat mat fault. airbag warning lamp (awl) illuminates, together with the passenger airbag status lamp (pol). the problem may be intermittent.
09/27/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10016680
TSB ID: 1220005

Dme fc 0136: 02 sensor bank 1. *sc
09/04/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056111
TSB ID: SIM-01-05-14

Mini: information on parts warranty extension applying to previous qualifying repairs and no immediate repair required unless currently experiencing problem with cvt assembly or component. model 2005-2008 cooper, cooper s.
09/04/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056114
TSB ID: SIM-61-05-14

Mini: there is a disconnection or kink, in wnidshield washer hose, which is too short, causing windshield front washer jet to fail. model f56 (cooper, cooper s).
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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
04/24/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10043725
TSB ID: SI-M61-01-12

Mini: after drive-away locking activates, it is not possible to unlock the boot.
06/21/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10032984
TSB ID: SIM-51-09-07

Mini: water leak from the front doors. after heavy rain, the carpet may be wet in the area near the rear of the front doors or in the footwell area. water which is allowed to enter the vehicle at the top rear edge of the door is not able
12/15/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10026766
TSB ID: SI-M-51-09-08

Mini: rear split door opening problems. one or both of the rear split doors intermittently have functional problems. the door(s) may not unlatch when the lever on the handle is pulled or the latch may release unexpectedly without being pul
09/09/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10025844
TSB ID: SI M64-02-08

Mini: driver footwell area becomes hot. the hearter core pipes are poorly insulated. model r56.
05/19/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10019988
TSB ID: 360106

Nitrogen inflated tires.
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09/27/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10016681
TSB ID: 120105

Dme programming procedure. *sc

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Mini Hardtop 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.