Two problems related to engine oil leaking have been reported for the 2011 Mini Cooper. The most recently reported issues are listed below.
Timing chain issue lead to oil leak in engine. 2008-2010 models have been recalled after a class action lawsuit was filed for the same issue. My model is one year outside the official BMW recall. I took my car in for routine maintenance. That's when the dealership informed me I couldn't drive my car without the repairs. The cost of the repair was nearly $2000 since I am also outside of my warrantee period. I have read that if this issue wasn't found, it could lead to engine failure either when idle or driving. I am lucky not to have sustained injuries or incur further costs. Other 2011 Mini Cooper drivers should be made aware since there has been no official warning from BMW. BMW should be held accountable.
2011 Mini Cooper. Consumer states vehicle broke down while traveling the consumer stated the engine failed which caused oil to leak under the hood. BMW refused any assistance on the grounds the vehicle had an over rev-missed shift that was an after market part the consumer had installed. An inspection showed a bore scope was used to verify that there was damage to the crown of one piston indicating that during the over rev, a valve had come in contact with the piston.