Mini Cooper S owners have reported 99 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 (54 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's battery (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|
|Electrical Failure problems|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Battery Cable problems|
|Battery Dead problems|
|Instrument Panel problems|
|O2 Sensor problems|
|Underhood Wiring problems|
|Ignition Switch problems|
|Dash Wiring problems|
On 2/11/2016 I got home from work and I parked my 2005 Mini Cooper S (53,000 miles) on the driveway, turn off car and stayed with my kids & wife since they were waiting for me outside, my wife notice a sound & smoke coming from the car, the smoke were coming from the engine, I immediately 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...
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...
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...
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...