2004 Mini Cooper S - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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

      PPMY Index = 268 / 2 / 14 * 1000 = 9571.43.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Mini Cooper S model year vehicles.

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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Cooper S
1
  2016 Cooper S
2
  2015 Cooper S
4
  2014 Cooper S
7
  2013 Cooper S
6
  2012 Cooper S
5
  2011 Cooper S
23
  2010 Cooper S
59
  2009 Cooper S
123
  2008 Cooper S
182
  2007 Cooper S
288
  2006 Cooper S
225
  2005 Cooper S
357
  2004 Cooper S
268
  2003 Cooper S
247
  2002 Cooper S
102


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