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
2,213
  Cooper S
1,982
  Cooper Convertible
169
  Cooper S Convertible
168
  Cooper Countryman
105
  Cooper Clubman
103
  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 2019 to 2001.

Owners of Mini cars have reported a total of 4,923 problems across all Mini models built from year 2019 to 2001. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mini models, is 259.1. Cars from Mini's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (979 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Mini
7
  2018 Mini
5
  2017 Mini
16
  2016 Mini
16
  2015 Mini
40
  2014 Mini
51
  2013 Mini
56
  2012 Mini
111
  2011 Mini
149
  2010 Mini
154
  2009 Mini
420
  2008 Mini
403
  2007 Mini
447
  2006 Mini
541
  2005 Mini
979
  2004 Mini
593
  2003 Mini
612
  2002 Mini
316
  2001 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 1,599 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (946 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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