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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 the JCW model.

Table 1. Compare Mini models

Mini Model Number of Problems
  Cooper
2,064
  Cooper S
1,860
  Cooper Convertible
161
  Cooper S Convertible
158
  Cooper Clubman
92
  Cooper S Clubman
86
  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 4,578 problems across all Mini models built from year 2001 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mini models, is 269.3. Cars from Mini's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (951 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
310
  2003 Mini
600
  2004 Mini
583
  2005 Mini
951
  2006 Mini
517
  2007 Mini
427
  2008 Mini
375
  2009 Mini
378
  2010 Mini
133
  2011 Mini
121
  2012 Mini
62
  2013 Mini
28
  2014 Mini
39
  2015 Mini
26
  2016 Mini
13
  2017 Mini
8

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 1,549 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (864 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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