Mini Cooper S owners have reported 468 engine and engine cooling related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 34 most common engine and engine cooling problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (102 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's timing tensioner (93 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems|
|Timing Tensioner problems|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems|
|Water Pump problems|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems|
|Engine Exhaust System problems|
|Engine Failure problems|
|Car Stall problems|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems|
|Engine Burning Oil problems|
|Check Engine Light On problems|
|Engine Cooling System problems|
|Loud Engine Noise problems|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems|
|Diesel Engine problems|
|Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problems|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems|
|Engine Noise problems|
|Coolant Leaking problems|
|Oil Pump problems|
|Cooling Fan problems|
|Crankcase (pcv) problems|
|Vehicle Overheat problems|
|Radiator Hose problems|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems|
|Engine Turbo-charger problems|
|Engine Stall problems|
|Engine Overheat problems|
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems|
|Engine Funny Noise problems|
|Engine Grinding Noise problems|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems|
There was a recall for the timing chain, so I had it replaced in the recall program that was offered through Mini cooper. Less then 2 years later, my timing chain broke again, and has damaged the motor of my car. It would not start Read details...
Pristine condition, low mileage, dealer serviced Mini Cooper S (owned since new) began exhibiting a rattling noise from engine at 34k miles. Dealer diagnosed it as a timing chain defect and timing chain tensioner defect. This is a known engine defect. Read details...
Turbo leaking oil - gaskets - major complaints all over the internet. Maybe this is something they need to review for design error. Read details...
Car went into limp gear mode on freeway, high rpm at 40 mph. Vehicle shipped to Mini dealer 05/09/17 saying there was a transmission error code. Dealer said they tested vehicle and it wasn't the transmission it needed a water pump and cylinder need valve cover. 67,117 miles on odometer. Read details...
I purchased a brand new Mini Cooper S in 2009 w/ standard 3 years of factory maintenance and I later added on an extended warranty a few years later. 2014 I entered into a 3 year lease on a BMW. Aside from maintenance, the Mini was mostly garaged except for maintenance until th after a month of Read details...