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2009 Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 188 repairs.
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2009 Mini Hardtop repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 128 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

9000 mi
Windows repaired to fix slight leak. 
Jul 2010

19000 mi
Windows repaired again to fix slight leak. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jan 2014
Sep 2013

46000 mi

US $400
Failed waterpump 
Oct 2013

46000 mi
Failed clutch. I think it simply wore out, but it was premature. 
Dec 2013

46000 mi

US $400
Dead battery 
Mini Hardtop in Colorado, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $55
Coolant tank cap was faulty, causing improper system pressure. Issue was diagnosed & the cap replaced. 
Oct 2015

67300 mi

US $30
Headlights developed hairline cracks along line on passenger headlight lens. Brought it to a local mechanic to try to buff out and apply a protective coating to attempt to prevent future issues. Hairline cracks wound up being internal. 
Apr 2016

69200 mi

US $2275
Clutch & flywheel went out. The flywheel was a dual and likely had a mechanical failure (jammed, based on the sound it was making and behavior) as they're prone to it on the MINIs. Replaced with a lightened steel single flywheel to avoid a repeat. Water pump was leaking, had it replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2017
Jun 2009

11000 mi
Loose timing chain tensioner. 
Nov 2009

15900 mi
Hood release latch broke. 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Ice in the intake manifold due to a design flaw. Intake manifold was replaced. 
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Passenger air bag failed. Dealer had to order a replacement part. 
Sep 2011

38000 mi
Clutch pedal had developed a clicking noise/feel. One of the parts related to the clutch pedal was adjusted. 
Feb 2013

52500 mi
Timing chain tensioner was rattling and had to be replaced. Already had a fix made in 2009 which clearly did not fully solve the issue. 
Mar 2013

53000 mi

US $950
Leaky water pump and thermostat housing. Those caused the serpentine belt tensioner to seize and belt to wear. All needed replacement. 
May 2014

63000 mi

US $996
PCV cover was leaking. Replaced with updated component. Front struts were leaking. Replaced all four struts. 
Mar 2015

74000 mi

US $1050
Turbo oil lines leaking. Replaced lines and oil filter housing seals. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi

US $350
Engine was idling/running rough. Intake valves were walnut shell blasted to remove carbon buildup. 
Jan 2016

56300 mi
Car was stuttering/stalling occasionally on startup. Dealer replaced high-pressure fuel pump under extended 10y/100k mfr warranty. Turbo heat shield replaced 
Sep 2016

87000 mi

US $500
Thermostat was leaking and had to be replaced (AGAIN) 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

51000 mi
Drivers window register replace 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2018
Jul 2011

26700 mi

US $50
Hood scoop / melted by the turbo, also replaced under warranty. Scheduled maintenance of brake fluid replacement. 
Jan 2013 high pressure fuel pump went out. caused a check engine light and some back firing, loss of power. It was fixed under warranty even thoughthe car was out of warranty. 
Apr 2015

70500 mi

US $968
CRACKED THERMOSTAT HOUSING CAUSING A COOLANT LEAK. HOUSING REPLACED JUST MISSED WARRANTY OF 70K MILES The clutch lining wore out. It was inspected and replaced under extended warranty (otherwise it would have cost over 3,000.00!) 
Jul 2017

94000 mi

US $160
replaced manual transmission fluid 
Aug 2017

94000 mi

US $800
REPLACED ALL 4 SHOCKS WITH BILSTIEN SPORT, REPLACE FRONT CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AND SWAY BAR ENDLINKS TO TRY TO GET RID OF CLUNKING NOISE (WHICH REMAINS) Replaced HID aftermarket lights that had a dead ballast with LED conversion generation 8 JDMASTAR. No where near as bright as HID but this is the only one adjustable for focus and is nearly identical to stock halogen brightness and the pattern with sharp cutoff (better for oncoming drivers? probably need to use fogs full time however). 
Dec 2017

95000 mi

US $400
Ball joints, control arm bushings brakes replaced with new pads to stop wander and instability under braking. 
Jul 2018

97000 mi

US $1200
replaced HID harness 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

25000 mi
A/C mounting bracket that is an integral part of the engine block broke. Dealer replaced entire JCW engine with what they call a short block replacement engine at their cost. 
Mar 2013

36000 mi

US $55
Rear hatch actuator replaced 
Mar 2018

57000 mi

US $2800
Replaced clutch and flywheel. 
Mini Hardtop in Nevada, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2010
Jun 2009

8000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced one week after purchase.  

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Oct 2010

26000 mi
The hood scoop was slightly dipping due to excessive heat from turbo. Part was ordered, painted, and installed. 
Dec 2010

31000 mi
Timing chain was replaced after loud cold start up. 
May 2011

35000 mi
Key died and car would not start or even go into neutral. 2nd key worked but key was replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

49000 mi
Battery died, replaced under warranty 
Feb 2013

52000 mi

US $1200
Carbon build-up on intake valves; bad oil feeder tube to turbo; leaking valve-cover gasket; bad vacuum hose Bushings cracked on both sides of front suspension Strut tower bushings cracked 
Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

49000 mi
Timing chain failed for second time. They are rebuilding most of the engine. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Aug 2012

56274 mi

US $1100
The A/C condenser was damaged. Cost to repair was $1,100. 
Dec 2012

56000 mi
Timing Chain Guides were shattered. A new Timing Chain Kit was required. The dealer wanted to charge $3,100 for repairs. Car just out of warranty. I contested and called MINI Customer Service. Result: $0 for repairs 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

75000 mi
saw smoke on drivers side,took it to E2 services,was told thermostat is leaking, says this is normanl for milage. cost is 409.95 to have fixed, have to fill tank with water b4 driving. makes a whinny noise, E2 services says the entire valve cover needs to be replaced. this is a cost of $500.00. haven't had it fixed yet. 
Jun 2013

78000 mi

US $300
had the valve cover replace ABS module 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014 Control arm bolts loose 
Mar 2014

39000 mi

US $750
Turbo oil line 
Mini Hardtop in Arizona, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2015
Jan 2010

68800 mi
Rear hatch had a slight rattle. Dealer replaced internal insulation. 
Jun 2010

11000 mi
Rattle in passenger side door. Insulation replaced. 
Feb 2011

20000 mi
Engine leaking oil. Multiple squeaks and rattles. 
Oct 2011

30000 mi
Continued creaking around the headliner near the moon roof. 
Jan 2012

12000 mi
Took vehicle in to remedy car noises, rattles, etc. coming from door trim, headliner. 
Mar 2012

42000 mi
The air scoop in the bonnet became warped - dealer says this is a common occurrence due to the heat of the turbo charger. 
Oct 2012

54000 mi
Oil leaking and low by 4 quarts. Leaking timing chain tensioner gasket. Vehicle had a loud rattle at low rpm. Performed SI M11 02 07 Chain deflection was 72MM (outside of spec) Replaced timing chain as per bulletin. 
Mar 2013

63000 mi

US $1200
Radiator seemed to leak. Antifreeze ended up on the back window. Water pump replaced, thermostat replaced. 
Jun 2014

93000 mi

US $119
Was unable to move the seat forward or backward. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

51000 mi
Engine replaced. Major failure, running on three cylinders by time reached dealer. Just barely under warranty. Rear wiper motor failure 
Mini Hardtop in Ohio, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $175
Plastic Throw Out bearing deteriorated, ruining the clutch, flywheel, and many parts with it. Clutch pedal had developed a clicking noise/feel. Could move from left to right slightly. Plastic Pedal bushings replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Alabama, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

50000 mi
Timing chain tensioner bolt backed out of assembly. Oil drained out but no internal damage done. Latest hardware for this problem installed. No more cold start chatter. :) One of the tones to the horn went out. Dealer fixed. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

54200 mi

US $200
The LCD screen of radio was broken. 
Apr 2017

87000 mi

US $2634
valve cover gasket leak, air intake hose crack. Turbo oil hose leak, 
Feb 2018

95000 mi

US $1000
Coolant leaks from engine compartment. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Apr 2015

50000 mi

US $200
Leaky thermostat housing. Replace thermostat housing. Flush/refill coolant. 
Apr 2017

70000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump replaced. No cost. MINI extended the warranty on this part for certain models/years due to premature failure. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $250
Turbo blow-off valve failed, oil leak. 
Mini Hardtop in Maine, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

41000 mi
Intake valves were coated in carbon and caused loss of power and some stumbling/hesitation at times. Common problem on these vehicles and the fix is applied by the Mini dealer. Only problem is, no dealer in my state. 
Mini Hardtop in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Feb 2016
Mar 2015

82000 mi

US $100
Cracked thermostat cover replaced. 
Dec 2015

93000 mi

US $400
Engine developed an oil leak. Replaced turbo oil lines, oil filter housing gasket (not the oil filter gasket). Replaced valve cover and gasket. There is still a small leak but it is mostly fixed. Belive most fixed by valve cover/gasket. 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Oct 2011

30000 mi
Radio system and bluetooth communications intermittent 
Sep 2013

44000 mi

US $132
ABS Brake light and DSC lights were on. Dealer scanned which was a 132.00 charge and said ABS/DSC module was bad. Called Mini Customer Relations for help with repair since car was 2 months out of warranty. Waiting patiently for a response 
Nov 2013

45000 mi

US $800
ABS/DSC module was diagnosed as being bad in Sept.rnAfter almost 8 weeks Mini decided they would help by paying for the part and charging me the labor. Took 9 weeks to get the fix after the dignosis. Will know if it is okay after I drive fs 
Mini Hardtop in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $986
Replace thermostat 
Jun 2016

88000 mi
Dealer replaced high pressure fuel pump. Covered by extended warranty 
Jan 2018

106472 mi
Check engine light came on. Code was P1497 - Downstream Throttle Air Leak. Mechanic could not detect problem. No repair was done 
Mar 2018

107000 mi

US $758
Repair and replace valve cover assembly due to defective crankcase pressure regulating valve. 
Mini Hardtop in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 Timing chain stretched to near-failure due to design issue with guides. 
Mini Hardtop in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
Feb 2010

17500 mi
Car had very rough idle at cold start with three warning lights on dash. Car was undriveable as throttle was not responding to input. Dealer kept the car for a week, but was unable to replicate issue. 
Sep 2012

36000 mi
Excessive noise from engine during cold starts. Dealer replaced timing chain tensioners under warranty as they were worn beyond spec. Evidently this is a common issue. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2012

32000 mi
Auxiliary cooling pump for turbo 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2011
Mar 2011

44000 mi
Timing chain; design defect; replaced after customer complained; not a mandatory recall but BMW issued a service bulletin to dealers, not general public. Customer experienced the symptoms of the defect of the timing chain malfunction (noise) Airbag sensor in drivers seat malfunction. Indicator light on dash stayed lit and chime tone inadvertantly rang. Sensor needed to be replaced. 
May 2011

46200 mi
Service tech told me that my right-front strut top was "domed" (damaged most likely from a deep pot hole). This happened in the past and covered under warranty, but BMW is no longer honoring this because "pot holes are not BMW's fault 
Oct 2011

54000 mi

US $1921
Clutch failed. Total price for replacement of clutch-pack, which is mandatory as per BMW's rules, was almost $4000. The dealership allowed me to buy the extended maintenance warranty instead for a total of $1920. 
Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Jun 2009 - Nov 2016
Jul 2009 Minor paint flaw. Swarf or dust trapped between paint and clear coat. Number plate not fitted properly. Scratched wheel arch trim. Steering wheel not straight. Dealer said it is OK. I'll get it fixed next time. 
Jul 2010

5000 mi
new shock absorber fitted following knocking noise. 
Aug 2010

5000 mi
tailgate crooked and makes knocking noise over bumbs 
Aug 2011

10000 mi
Poor starting when cold. High pressure fuel pump replaced. 
Jun 2012

13000 mi
Exhaust tips replaced under warranty due to rust 
Feb 2013

15600 mi
Problem: engine management light on, poor running. Various tests carried out. Fitted new inlet pressure sensor. 
Apr 2015

22200 mi

£550
The well known MINI Cooper S cam chain rattle. All new parts fitted at local MINI specialist. 
Mar 2016

25000 mi

£40
Camshaft position sensor failed - code P0340 on OBD 2 reader. This seems to be yet another common fault on my most unreliable car in 30 years of motoring. 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Nov 2011
Aug 2011

9920 mi
Clutch pedal out of adjustment and coming into contact with master cylinder, making noise. Did not affect operation. New pedal installed. Issue resolved. 
Mini Hardtop in Illinois, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009

1000 mi

US $300
Rear wheel rubbing sound washer jet clogged 
Apr 2011

23000 mi
Driver side lock actuator was faulty. Could not lock doors. When exiting car, windows would roll down, sunroof would vent and could lock car. 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2012
Jul 2011

45000 mi

US $1000
Clutch release bearing and alignment dowels replaced after howling noise discovered when releasing clutch pedal. 
Nov 2011

35000 mi

US $1500
Timing chain tensioner repair after cold start rattle. 
Apr 2012

60000 mi

US $3000
Timing chain tensioner AGAIN. High pressure fuel pump, intake carbon cleaning. Starter module. 
May 2012

62000 mi

US $1000
Navigation DVD drive failed 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - May 2014
Nov 2013

68740 mi

C $2300
Started with brakes, ended with misire codes and timing being off. Carbon removal, new plugs, timing adjustment, and a so called reprogramming. 
Mini Hardtop in Mississippi, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

101000 mi

US $300
Serpentine belt (which was replaced 3 years ago) tore while on the interstate. It caused a hole in the crank seal, which made oil leak. Replaced seal and belt. 
Mini Hardtop in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2018
Oct 2009

1000 mi
engine light, emission evap pump had leak, would not replicate all the time, third time found. 
Sep 2014

83000 mi

US $400
dealer diagonsed in 5 minutes and I waited for car without an appointment. 
Mar 2015

91000 mi

US $1400
Water pump and belt tensioner 
Aug 2015

106400 mi

US $1100
Oil pump replaced and valve gasket engine check light 
Dec 2015

120000 mi

US $300
Hood release cable replaced 
Dec 2016

147000 mi
Rear door unlocks on it's own. I read about simular problems in forumn . ( after rain aggravates it) Car's lighter socket is also not working. Seems like the ghost of high mileage is making an appearence. Fuse replaced on lighter and all is fine. Liftgate has been locked and seems to do job, no repair done yet. 
Mar 2017

153000 mi

US $2700
Timing chain stretched 
May 2017

159100 mi

US $625
Rear calipers failed, both replaced along with pads and rotors 
Dec 2017

169000 mi
Engine service light came on and engine much running rough allegedly the same problem I had last time when I had the timing belt replaced, I have not put the car in for service yet hoping some of it it’s going to be covered by warranty 
Jan 2018

169000 mi

US $10
Check engine light came on when I plugged it in to find , it said coil fouled #4 cylinder and when I unplug the light went off and hasn’t come back on since 
Mini Hardtop in California, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

37000 mi

US $13000
Engine got broken with 37K mileage. To repair, a new engine is required. The repair quote is more than $10K. I am thinking of scrapping the car. 
Mini Hardtop in Idaho, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2017
Aug 2017

65000 mi

US $1900
Failed water pump thermostat housing and transmission cooler connector 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2017
Sep 2015

49000 mi

US $300
Clear coat started peeling, eventually causing paint on rear bumper to peel; had to get whole bumper re-painted/coated Sporty antenna rubber housing started dry-rotting and peeling off; replaced with similar to OEM Front main seal seeping; replaced along with new serpentine/drive belt 
Oct 2015

49300 mi
Passenger door latch failure; unable to open from inside or outside, could be cable movement or breakage Sunroof screen ripped on side; attempted DIY repair with glue, but made worse...dealer wants $400 to replace since it can only be replaced by taking off the sunroof glass and the part is $130 
Oct 2016

55300 mi

US $50
Rear hatch latch rubber cover dry rotted and caved in causing button not to work CEL code related to coolant temperature, replaced coolant temperature sensor (found as common problem on forums); taking to shop to clear code and if it isn't fixed, replace thermostat housing (other option for specific CEL code) 
Mar 2017

57000 mi

US $50
Passenger airbag occupancy sensor works intermittently; most shops will not fix since it requires upholstery, Mini dealer wants $1500. We were able to find a new seat bottom on ebay to replace it with that matched the car. 
Mini Hardtop in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

24000 mi
Fan speed display LEDs out. Part ordered. Dealer will call when part comes in. 
May 2012

24800 mi
heater / ac control panel replaced 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Aug 2010

17980 mi
Drivers window would not stop at top. It would bump off the top and go back down 
Mini Hardtop in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

2480 mi
REPLACED PASSENGER FOG LIGHT DUE TO CONSTANT CONDENSATION 
Jul 2009

6200 mi
TRUNK HATCH OPENED UNEXPECTANTLY & FEREQUENTLY-ON ROAD OR PARKED. ELECTRIC DOOR LOCKS HAD TO BE ENGAGED AS SOON AS YOU ENTERED THE CAR OR THE TRUNK POPPED OPEN. MOISTURE PROBLEM IN HANDLE-PARTS ORDERED TRUNK HATCH & ELECTRONICS HARNESS REPLACED- NO FUTHER PROBLEMS TO DATE 
Apr 2011

26040 mi
WATER LEAKED PAST SEAL @ REAR WIPER ARM SEAL FILLING TAILGATE  
Jan 2012

32540 mi
drivers window would not roll up fully. 
Sep 2012

38440 mi
DRIVER'S SEAT TORN/WORN OUT. MATERAIL REPLACED 
Mar 2017

64480 mi

C $1200
Rear bushings worn out. Replaced on both sides. Cost = $600 Internal fan failed-Replaced along with relay Cost = $600 
Mini Hardtop in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2011
Sep 2009

13000 mi
window closing position erratic 
May 2010

19000 mi
one-touch window function not working...software problem 
Mini Hardtop in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Nov 2013

36120 mi

C $500
Needed water pump, fixed at local garage. When being fixed PCV valve screwed up requiring, with superior German engineering, a new valve cover at cost of about $500 for the part only which I replaced myselfý. 
Feb 2014

37900 mi

C $300
Next event was small oil leak from main bearing seal. Fixed by local mechanic at cost of $300. 
Apr 2014

39680 mi

C $1150
After fix car wouldn't idle. Many codes, couldn't narrow down. Replaced MAF sensor to rule it out. Cleaned variable valve timing sensors and actuators. Cleaned contacts and connectors for computer. Finally replaced both variable valve timing actuators. 
Mini Hardtop in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2018
Sep 2014

104000 mi

US $300
Radiator fitting leak 
Oct 2016

132500 mi

US $150
Spark plug coil died. 
Sep 2017

140000 mi
Valve Seat 
Mini Hardtop in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2014

C $350
The stupid Thermostat stopped working. No heat at all. The part is and all in one piece worth 250$+ Poorly manufactured. 
Mini Hardtop in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

40700 mi
Dealership found leaking hose that was keeping the heat from working well, and replaced the hose. 
Sep 2013

61000 mi

US $115
Highbeam head lamp light went out. 
Mini Hardtop in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $580
Water pump failed and was replaced. 
Mini Hardtop in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Aug 2009

18046 mi
Slow and lagging throttle response. Performed trans adaptation reset to return car computer to "default". TPM and battery CELs were coming on intermittently. No faults were found to explain them. Driver window would not roll all the way up and would return to half open position. Replaced car software to remind the computer it's OK for the window to roll all the way up and it should not bounce back down. Driver door intermittently would not close and just bounce off the door jam. Reprogrammed the computer to learn how to let the door close. Lift gate rattle was repaired by realigning it and greasing the bump stops. Mud flaps were coming detached, they reattached them. Both washer fluid nozzles were loose and one had broken off, so they were replaced. Driver side outer A pillar is loose. They did not have any in stock and so ordered one. 
Oct 2009

20945 mi
Replaced driver side outer A pillar trim. Car alarm interior ultrasonic sensor is defective causing random alarms, even while driving. Ordered replacement sensor because none in stock. Chrome window trim damaged by A pillar when it broke off on the highway, replaced. 
Mar 2010

30398 mi
Car makes clicking noise in front at very low RPMs in parking lots, period is RPM-dependent. Water was leaking into the right rear tail light assembly. Parts ordered. 
May 2010

32000 mi
#2 piston and rod were defective. Was without car for two months because MINI Corporate in Germany would not send the parts for over five weeks. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
Car overheated and lost oil pressure, by warning light indicators and also some noise under the hood. Had car towed to dealer. Electronics did not record the overheat warning and lost oil pressure warning. No answers from dealer. 
Sep 2010

35320 mi
Went to original dealer to ask about overheating and oil pressure incident. They couldn't find any record of it happening in the computer logs, either. 
Mar 2011

47928 mi
A check engine light came on in February, and a dealership fixed the bad thermostat under warranty. A check engine light came on in February, and a dealership fixed the bad thermostat under warranty. 
Apr 2011

48228 mi

US $134
Keyless entry unlocked doors but door would not open--handle did not mechanically work. Yet another electrical problem they "could not replicate" even though I had video evidence. I complained that the lift gate rattles were back but they did not even try to fix it. Very annoying! Am taking it to another state's dealer next. Cruise buttons on steering wheel started incrementing and decrementing speed by 2mph intervals instead of one. More computer glitches strike again! Asked them to double-check why the door would not open even though the keyless entry worked to unlock the door last month. Nothing done, problem not replicated (of course). 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
Camshaft position sensor. CEL on, then went back out. Declined to replace since intermittent and planning to sell car. Replaced the right rear TPMS transmitter in the fender. 
Sep 2011

50000 mi
Computer lost date and time but battery was never disconnected to account for it. More electrical gremlins. Also, alarm started sounding for no reason, which was repaired two years ago. But the false alarms returned. 

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2009 Mini Hardtop 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mini Hardtop in Great Britain
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

8000 mi
engine knocking. Timing chain and tensioner fitted.slight improvement.Not fully resolved. Engine knocking 

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2009 Mini Hardtop

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mini Hardtop in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

50000 mi
A rattle in the back 

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