Mini - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Mini models

The following chart shows the Mini models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Mini has sold far more Cooper model cars than the JCW model.

Table 1. Compare Mini models

Mini Model Number of Problems
  Cooper
2,119
  Cooper S
1,897
  Cooper Convertible
167
  Cooper S Convertible
163
  Cooper Clubman
96
  Cooper S Clubman
88
  Cooper Countryman
83
  Cooper Us
37
  Cooper Clubman S
36
  JCW
15

Number of problems reported for all models of Mini built from year 2001 to 2018.

Owners of Mini cars have reported a total of 4,701 problems across all Mini models built from year 2001 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mini models, is 261.2. Cars from Mini's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (957 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  2001 Mini
7
  2002 Mini
312
  2003 Mini
606
  2004 Mini
585
  2005 Mini
957
  2006 Mini
528
  2007 Mini
440
  2008 Mini
391
  2009 Mini
392
  2010 Mini
137
  2011 Mini
133
  2012 Mini
79
  2013 Mini
32
  2014 Mini
40
  2015 Mini
32
  2016 Mini
15
  2017 Mini
14
  2018 Mini
1

Common problems of Mini Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Mini cars. The number one most common problem of Mini cars is related to the vehicle's steering, with 1,569 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (889 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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