Mini Cooper S owners have reported 108 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 18 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (59 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (10 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems|
|Car Will Not Start problems|
|Battery Dead problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Battery Cable problems|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems|
|Electrical Failure problems|
|Instrument Panel problems|
|Dash Wiring problems|
|Underhood Wiring problems|
|O2 Sensor problems|
|Ignition Switch problems|
My Mini cooper was parked in my garage for over two weeks. On August 10, 2017 I moved it out of the garage to get to some things in my garage. When I backed it back in, I heard a pop and within minutes I saw smoke coming from the hood. When we were able to open the hood the engine was on fire. Read details...
I got home from work parked car and heard a whining noise under hood I could see smoke and buring smell coming from steering cooling fan the fan stayed on and went into extreme high speed and continued to smoke and wiring burning ,I was fortunate enough to be able to disconnect battery which Read details...
Earlier in the day I took the car on a day trip to lake tahoe driving a combination of interstate and mountain pass road. 3 hours later, my wife had taken the car to run an errand and came home and parked the car in the garage completely off and locked. Read details...
Power steering pump failure and drained battery (recently replaced). Car will not start, and can not access passenger or trunk door due to electrical failure. Read details...
After battery went dead, replaced with new battery and shortly after air bag light illuminated. Had independent shop clear code in 2015 inspected harness found nothing out of ordinary. 3 days later air bag light returned. Read details...