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Check Engine Light On Problems of Mini Cooper



Mini Cooper owners have reported 8 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Mini Cooper 1
Failure Date: 11/21/2013

I was driving home from work on 21 November 2013 when the check engine light on my Mini came on. I called the dealer to schedule the appointment. By the time I got off the phone with the dealer, the light turned off. Around 5 miles further down the road the light came back on and then the car erupted in flames. I am unsure where else to file a complaint but I thought I would begin here.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Mini Cooper 2
Failure Date: 10/07/2012

Tl-the contact owns na 2012 Mini Cooper s countryman. The contact stated that while driving 65mph the vehicle stalled the engine light illuminated before the failure occurred. The contact was able to merge onto the shoulder of the road. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnose that the gas setting and fuel pump were defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 2,821. Pmb.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Mini Cooper 3
Failure Date: 06/18/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Mini Cooper. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the engine failed. The contact stated that the air condition was on and began to blow out warm air. The contact also stated that the engine began to shake so he pulled the vehicle over. Upon looking under the hood, the contact noticed that there was oil spilled everywhere. The check engine light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for an inspection and they stated that the engine had catastrophically failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that the vehicle was under warranty. The failure mileage was 26,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Mini Cooper 4
Failure Date: 11/05/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Mini Cooper s hatch back. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall sporadically while driving at various speeds and would often resist starting attempts. The contact was able to restart the vehicle every time the stalling failure occurred with the illumination of the instrument check engine light. The dealer was contacted and the vehicle was taken to have the failure diagnosed where the failure was contributed to excessive carbon buildup. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 18,000. Updated 03/14/12.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Mini Cooper 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Mini Cooper. While driving approximately 60 mph, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle proceeded to lose power; however, the contact managed to move out of the way of traffic. He restarted the vehicle after a few minutes and drove to his residence. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The current and failure mileages were 130,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Mini Cooper 6
Failure Date: 07/03/2005

On 3 different occasions after traveling a few hundred yards or so our Mini would suddenly lose power and go into a "limp mode" as we move from either a stop sign or traffic signal. This would cause the vehicle to stop in the intersection causing a potentially hazardous condition. The vehicles ses check engine light also comes on. We have taken our vehicle in for service three times to get this defect addressed. Mini states that it is a "known" problem with the current software. I now have a third version of the software, but we are afraid to drive the car to "test" it out. I hope either Mini or the NHTSA will post a recall on this dangerous condition.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Mini Cooper 7
Failure Date: 09/30/2003

Mini Cooper 2003 cvt stalls in slow traffic or starting from stop light. The check engine light goes on; however, the engine shuts off. In addition, it has happened twice in a month considering that the vehicle is only a month old. Also, the cvt transmission is very jerky and could surge on an occasional basis. Informed that it's a software problem and no repair is needed at this point. I think it is a serious safety issue.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Mini Cooper 8
Failure Date: 05/02/2002

The check engine light has been on since we brought the car home. Mini has attempted fix the problems unsuccessfully 8 times, culminating with the dealer getting into a traffic accident while test driving the vehicle.

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