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2015 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
09/29/15 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: 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
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: 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).
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.

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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.