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2013 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: 10059098
TSB ID: 11 06 15

Mini: different faults activates engine malfunction and oil warning.
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.
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10/06/15 NHTSA ID: 10058544
TSB ID: SIM-12-04-15

Mini: some vehicles are experiencing several issues as when idling power is loss, before engine starts, extended cranking, clutch pedal fails to return to disengaged position, a high pitched whine noise from lower area of engine. model f5
09/25/15 NHTSA ID: 10058466
TSB ID: SIM-11-03-15

Mini: some vehicles are consuming engine oil and runs poorly, from cylinder head cover gasket area an oil leak from engine and illumination of engine malfunction light is on. model f56 (cooper). no years listed.
06/09/15 NHTSA ID: 10057571
TSB ID: SIM-31-02-14

Mini: between speeds of 5mph and 30mph, on rough road surfaces and high temperatures, a noise, like squeaking, is heard from front axle, due to front axle control arm hydraulic bearing. model f55, f56.
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.
02/06/15 NHTSA ID: 10056720
TSB ID: SIM-12-12-14

Mini: due to engine position management (epm) unfavorable parameters, in dme software, various control faults are set and engine can go into power mode, while displaying drivetrain malfunction message. model 2011-14 f56 (cooper, cooper s)
02/11/14 NHTSA ID: 10054635
TSB ID: SIM-11-04-13

Mini: tensioner spring force could be too low and severity of wear can cause rattling noise when idling or starting cold engine, and timing chain internal tolerances is not consistent. model r55, r56, r57. no years listed. *p
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.
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.
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.
06/09/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057573
TSB ID: SIM-32-01-15

Mini: due to an error in software, once engine starts, electronic power steering (eps) warning lamp will intermittently illuminate in instrument cluster and steering assistance is not available when this occurs. model 2013-14 f56.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135056
TSB ID: M010218

N18 thermostat with thermostat housing: limited warranty extension to 10 years/120,000 miles
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135058
TSB ID: M010817

N16 engine ignition coils: limited warranty extension to 10 years/120,000 miles
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).
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 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.

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