Mini Cooper S owners have reported 107 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|
|Instrument Panel problems|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems|
|Electrical Failure problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Battery Cable problems|
|Underhood Wiring problems|
|O2 Sensor problems|
|Dash Wiring 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...
The manual tailgate release cable was not fitted in this and other early production Mini Cooper S cars, though the owner's manual indicates that this safety feature is part of the design. The manual tailgate release cable allows access to the battery compartment, which is in the trunk of the Read details...