2004 Mini Cooper S - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2004 Mini Cooper S

268 problems have been reported for the 2004 Mini Cooper S.
The following chart shows the 16 most common problems for 2004 Mini Cooper S.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering
with 210 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(15 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Mini Cooper S

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Mini Cooper S in the United States are 2 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Mini Cooper S owners in the last 14 years is 268, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2004 Mini Cooper S in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

1

2017

4

2016

1

2015

2

2014

16

2013

11

2012

40

2011

82

2010

62

2009

11

2008

17

2007

7

2006

3

2005

6

2004

5

Compare the 2004 Mini Cooper S with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Mini Cooper S,
the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Mini Cooper S
with the Mini Cooper S from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Cooper S is 268
while the average number of problems reported for the 16 model years of the Mini Cooper S is 118.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Mini Cooper S with other model years