Mini Cooper S owners have reported 89 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 17 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (47 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (8 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|
|Instrument Panel problems|
|Electrical Failure problems|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Battery Cable problems|
|Dash Wiring problems|
|O2 Sensor problems|
|Underhood Wiring problems|
Steering fluid continuously leaks - replace hydraulic hose twice - known defect - Mini refused to fix for free engine cooling - fan runs after shutoff continuously - known defect - Mini refused to fix for free electrical - doors, windows, sunroof fire off on their own while car is moving and when Read details...
Passenger side air bag sensor is going off when either a passenger of average weight (150lbs. ) is occupying seat or a small bump in road is hit. The air bag sensor for wiring and seat cushion replacement is no longer under a warranty for 2008 model, but is a known problem costing approximately 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...
2005 Mini Cooper S - engine fire a few days ago (7/27/2011) my 2005 Mini Cooper S caught fire in the lower rear engine compartment while parked in a business parking lot. It had been driven a short distance (about 6 miles) three hours prior with no indication of a problem. Read details...
I have had previous issues with the panoramic sunroof, I had to get it replaced. Then I had issues with the chain and chain tensioner and had to get that replaced too. Now the steering has failed on me, I can't start the car or even move the steering wheel. Read details...