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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
2,086
  Cooper S
1,881
  Cooper Convertible
166
  Cooper S Convertible
160
  Cooper Clubman
93
  Cooper S Clubman
87
  Cooper Countryman
77
  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 4,633 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 272.5. Cars from Mini's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (956 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
311
  2003 Mini
602
  2004 Mini
583
  2005 Mini
956
  2006 Mini
520
  2007 Mini
434
  2008 Mini
384
  2009 Mini
387
  2010 Mini
135
  2011 Mini
126
  2012 Mini
66
  2013 Mini
31
  2014 Mini
40
  2015 Mini
28
  2016 Mini
14
  2017 Mini
9

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 1,558 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (876 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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