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2015 Mini Hardtop Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136747
TSB ID: M320116

Eps intermittent assist failure, fc 4823fa: the steering assistance fails after several, consecutive parking maneuvers or sustained hold at the end stop.
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136005
TSB ID: M120718

Rough running with various vanos faults: the check engine light is illuminated and the vehicle may run rough.
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136004
TSB ID: M120618

Jcw engine tuning kit should not be program with ista 4.10.1x: vehicles with the john cooper works (jcw) tuning kit should not be programmed with ista 4.10.1x.
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10135059
TSB ID: M120318

Buzzing noise from valvetronic motor before or after engine operation: buzzing noise may be heard from the valvetronic motor when the vehicle is unlocked, before the engine is started, or after engine is turned off.
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.
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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.
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059113
TSB ID: 12 07 15

Mini: faulty software causes the check control and engine power reduced light to appear.
02/03/16 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.
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
09/29/15 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
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.
09/25/15 NHTSA ID: 10058481
TSB ID: SIM-11-02-15

Mini: camshaft timing control intake, camshaft jamming, signal implausible, position not reached, tolerance range outside, cannot control cold start exhaust and engine running rough with malfunction warning illuminated due to software issu
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.
02/20/15 NHTSA ID: 10056794
TSB ID: SIM-31-01-14

Mini: there is noise, popping or knocking, heard from front of vehicle, when driving or stationary, and turning steering wheel to lock position and is caused by screw that is connected between control arm and swivel bearing. model f56 har
09/25/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058480
TSB ID: SIM-12-06-15

Mini: instrument cluster displaying a malfunction drivetrain check control due to damage clutch and excessive slip of clutch is too sensitive. model 2015 cooper, cooper s (2 and 4 door).
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05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136752
TSB ID: M660617

Emergency start function does not work with dead remote battery: remote battery is dead.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136750
TSB ID: M510817

Trunk open message on cluster: check control message (ccm) Òtrunk openÓ message is displayed.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136746
TSB ID: M120917

The engine starter intermittently does not crank over: the engine will not start, either consistently or intermittently.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136002
TSB ID: M120318

Buzzing noise from valvetronic motor before or after engine operation: buzzing noise may be heard from the valvetronic motor when the vehicle is unlocked, before the engine is started, or after engine is turned off.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136003
TSB ID: M120418

Noise coming from oil filter area after a cold start: repeating fizzing noise may be heard from the engine oil filter area after a cold start.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135000
TSB ID: M840218

Head unit high resets with connection of iphone 8, iphone 8 plus or iphone x
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06/09/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057572
TSB ID: SIM-61-06-14

Mini: the start/stop button needs to be touched several times before the engine can be turned off after running. starting engine is not affected. possible software application error. model f56.
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136749
TSB ID: M510715

Paint on the b-pillar is scratched/damaged: the paint finish on the b-pillar (above the door striker) is scratched due to the inner door cavity window seal.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135056
TSB ID: M010218

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

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

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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.