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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
2,028
  Cooper S
1,826
  Cooper Convertible
161
  Cooper S Convertible
154
  Cooper Clubman
82
  Cooper S Clubman
82
  Cooper Countryman
68
  Cooper Us
33
  Cooper Clubman S
32
  JCW
14

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

Owners of Mini cars have reported a total of 4,480 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 263.5. Mini's 2005 model year cars have the most problems reported (941 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
595
  2004 Mini
578
  2005 Mini
941
  2006 Mini
507
  2007 Mini
419
  2008 Mini
365
  2009 Mini
361
  2010 Mini
125
  2011 Mini
106
  2012 Mini
62
  2013 Mini
26
  2014 Mini
39
  2015 Mini
26
  2016 Mini
10
  2017 Mini
4

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 1,532 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (837 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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