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
2,202
  Cooper S
1,973
  Cooper Convertible
169
  Cooper S Convertible
168
  Cooper Clubman
103
  Cooper Countryman
102
  Cooper S Clubman
92
  Cooper Us
40
  Cooper Clubman S
36
  JCW
15

Number of problems reported for all models of Mini built from year 2001 to 2019.

Owners of Mini cars have reported a total of 4,900 problems across all Mini models built from year 2001 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mini models, is 257.9. Cars from Mini's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (978 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
315
  2003 Mini
611
  2004 Mini
591
  2005 Mini
978
  2006 Mini
540
  2007 Mini
446
  2008 Mini
402
  2009 Mini
416
  2010 Mini
154
  2011 Mini
148
  2012 Mini
108
  2013 Mini
54
  2014 Mini
49
  2015 Mini
39
  2016 Mini
16
  2017 Mini
14
  2018 Mini
5
  2019 Mini
7

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 1,594 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (941 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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