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
2,125
  Cooper S
1,911
  Cooper Convertible
167
  Cooper S Convertible
164
  Cooper Clubman
96
  Cooper S Clubman
91
  Cooper Countryman
85
  Cooper Us
38
  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 4,728 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 262.7. 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
607
  2004 Mini
586
  2005 Mini
957
  2006 Mini
528
  2007 Mini
441
  2008 Mini
392
  2009 Mini
398
  2010 Mini
140
  2011 Mini
138
  2012 Mini
81
  2013 Mini
36
  2014 Mini
42
  2015 Mini
33
  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 1,571 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (895 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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