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
2,176
  Cooper S
1,954
  Cooper Convertible
168
  Cooper S Convertible
165
  Cooper Clubman
98
  Cooper Countryman
92
  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 4,836 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 254.5. Cars from Mini's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (973 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
608
  2004 Mini
590
  2005 Mini
973
  2006 Mini
535
  2007 Mini
445
  2008 Mini
398
  2009 Mini
408
  2010 Mini
149
  2011 Mini
144
  2012 Mini
99
  2013 Mini
44
  2014 Mini
47
  2015 Mini
36
  2016 Mini
15
  2017 Mini
14
  2018 Mini
3
  2019 Mini
6

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 1,585 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (926 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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