Check Engine Light On problems of the 2007 Mini Cooper S
Six problems linked to check engine light on have been reported for the 2007 Mini Cooper S.
Check Engine Light On problem #1
The vehicle was a 2007 Mini Cooper S. The VIN of this Cooper S is WMWMF735X7_. Check engine light on and off intermittently; engine rough on start up; sounds like rattling chains when shifting; Mini said our oil was too low subsequently destroying our timing chain; tech was amazed that the chain guides were shorn off as well; Mini does not have a check oil indicator light on the console; we change our oil every 5000 miles even though Mini recommends every 15000. So, we had to replace the timing chain on a 5 year old car with less than 44,000 miles. Complained to Mini corporation and proceeded with conflict resolution expert. Mini denied our claim because our oil was low at the time of the incident. Repair cost $1,950. 83 and we are still making a car payment on this newer vehicle. Researched similar complaints on the internet as well as talking with 3 acquaintances who own a Mini. We are fortunate we caught this issue before we had to replace our engine. According to their website, BMW/Mini finds oil usage at 1 quart per 1000 miles as acceptable. If that is the case, they need to install a check oil indicator light on the console and change their maintenance schedule from 15000 to 3000 miles. The failure date was Friday, September 21, 2012.
Check Engine Light On problem #2
The car involved is a 2007 Mini Cooper S. The VIN of this vehicle is WMWMF73597_. I bought my 2007 Mini used 1 month ago. When I went to test drive the car the engine would not start and there was a check engine light on. The dealer told me that they would have it fixed and call me back in for a test drive. I went back and when the car started it had a very slight rattle that eventually went away. Now in the month time that I have had the car it takes me 6 or 7 tries to get the engine to start, and when it runs it has the rattle that has plagued so many other Mini owners. Enough is enough. Action must be taken to correct the inadequacy of the inferior timing chain set up. The dealer has told me that it is a "normal" Mini noise and that I would have to get used to it. That is in a sense a "cop out" for a problem that is heavily known in the Mini community and that BMW Mini is well aware of. This is a major mechanical defect in the car and BMW Mini need to own up to repair with an updated and current corrective action or replace the engines for all the loyal Mini owners experiencing this very costly problem that could lead to total driveline failure. We paid for a good running reliable vehicle and are not getting what we paid for. This check engine light on issue occurred 09/04/12.
Check Engine Light On problem #3
The VIN of the problem Cooper S is WMWMF73537_. I just bought a Mini Cooper S with 70,000 miles on it and the engine light came on. I now see where error code p0012 is affected by service bulletin sim-11-02-07 and puma measure 10686850-13. The fact that the engine process affecting the oil condition is the start of this occurrence and yielding some issues with the vanos unit and the timing chain, I am at a loss. Now this is my problem, and it is all the fault of Mini. I am wondering what to do??. This problem occurred on May 23, 2012.
Check Engine Light On problem #4
The car involved is a 2007 Mini Cooper S. Car has been outside in the cold weather and when started it sounds like not firing correctly-backfiring noises. Engine lights pop up. Mainly 1/2 engine power light and cruise control failure. Car really only has 1/2 engine power. Top speed is 45mph, downhill. Car lurches around, engine revs every second or so. 1st time shut car off and turned back on then it was fine. Check engine light remained on. Car spent night in garage, was fine next morning. That night same symptoms at start up but didn't go away - had to make long commute home at slow speeds. Car spent night inside again and was fine in the morning. Called dealer, car towed to dealer. Service manager kept using engine and throttle interchangeably - causing great concern when I was told that the problem is condensation getting into it and freezing, but they reassured me it is the throttle and not the engine. Dealer said they put a special lub in it and to not drive short drives-I never do, 24,000 miles on a 9 month old car. 6 weeks later exact same problems again. Car to dealer. Loaner car (2007 Mini Cooper S) did exact same thing my car was doing. The loaner car did come out of it about 30 miles into commute. Could get up to highway speeds, all lights went off except check engine light. Something seemed to thaw out. Was told the throttle was freezing in cold temps and affecting many Mini's, BMW's, and jag's. Dealer changed oil in my car, 1 week after 1st oil change. Dealer said they are doing investigation but that I have to live with it for now. Local mechanic said it sounds like the sensor that tells the computer how much gas to spray into the chamber is frozen. Probably made of cheap materials, gets hot, moisture condenses and freezes on sensor causing problems but not sure without being able to see car go through one of it's "fits". Car has been fine for past 4 weeks. Some people at dealer admit to problem while others will not, telling me it is just my car and only when I have it. It was Nov. 1, 2007 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
Check Engine Light On problem #5
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Mini Cooper S. R56 mcs Mini 2007 - bought used in sept 09 had the "cold start rattle" but didn't know what it was at the time. Engine light came on at 38,000 dealer replaced timing chain . On the way home vacuum pump seized causing damage to the values. Dealer sent pictures to Mini and the decision was made to replace the engine with a new one. This check engine light on issue occurred 02/10/10.
Check Engine Light On problem #6
The car involved was a 2007 Mini Cooper S. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mini Cooper S is WMWMF73577_. As I approached the street on where I live, the car started to severely shake and jerk , as if power was not going to the engine. I was able to park it on my driveway, but the next morning, the car had to be towed to the dealer because it would not start. When the car arrived at the dealer after being towed in, the car could not be jump-started, even after several attempts. Two weeks prior, I had brought my car in for service because the check engine light came on. They replaced the timing chain and found several misfire faults, which were supposedly corrected. The cylinder head was removed and disassembled and found to have carbon build up. The intake valves and exhaust valves were cleaned. Since the incident, the car is still at the dealer. An extended road test is scheduled to be performed within these next few days. No word on what has caused the car's engine to die. It was Wednesday, October 12, 2011 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
Other Engine And Engine Cooling related problems of the 2007 Mini Cooper S:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Timing Tensioner problems||25|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||18|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||9|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||8|
|Water Pump problems||7|
|Check Engine Light On problems||6|
|Diesel Engine problems||5|
|Engine Failure problems||5|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems||4|
|Engine Cooling System problems||3|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||3|
|Car Stall problems||3|
|Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problems||2|
|Engine Turbo-charger problems||2|
|Engine Noise problems||1|