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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 JCW.

Table 1. Compare Mini models

Mini Model Number of Problems
  Cooper
2,048
  Cooper S
1,842
  Cooper Convertible
161
  Cooper S Convertible
157
  Cooper Clubman
87
  Cooper S Clubman
84
  Cooper Countryman
74
  Cooper Clubman S
34
  Cooper Us
34
  JCW
15

Number of problems reported for all models of Mini built from year 2001 to 2017.

Owners of Mini cars have reported a total of 4,536 problems for all Mini models built from year 2001 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Mini models is 266.8. Mini's 2005 model year cars have the most problems reported (944 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
309
  2003 Mini
596
  2004 Mini
579
  2005 Mini
944
  2006 Mini
512
  2007 Mini
423
  2008 Mini
372
  2009 Mini
373
  2010 Mini
127
  2011 Mini
119
  2012 Mini
62
  2013 Mini
28
  2014 Mini
39
  2015 Mini
26
  2016 Mini
13
  2017 Mini
7

Common problems of Mini Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Mini cars. The number one most common problem of Mini is related to the vehicle's steering, with 1,536 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (856 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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