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
2,167
  Cooper S
1,940
  Cooper Convertible
167
  Cooper S Convertible
164
  Cooper Clubman
97
  Cooper S Clubman
92
  Cooper Countryman
91
  Cooper Us
38
  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 4,807 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 253.0. Cars from Mini's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (962 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
607
  2004 Mini
588
  2005 Mini
962
  2006 Mini
533
  2007 Mini
444
  2008 Mini
398
  2009 Mini
402
  2010 Mini
148
  2011 Mini
144
  2012 Mini
97
  2013 Mini
43
  2014 Mini
46
  2015 Mini
35
  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 1,580 problems reported. The second most common Mini car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (919 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mini vehicles



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