Mini Cooper S owners have reported 489 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 (110 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's timing tensioner (94 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 Failure problems|
|Engine Exhaust System problems|
|Car Stall problems|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems|
|Check Engine Light On problems|
|Engine Burning Oil problems|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems|
|Engine Cooling System problems|
|Loud Engine Noise problems|
|Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problems|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems|
|Diesel Engine problems|
|Engine Noise problems|
|Coolant Leaking problems|
|Oil Pump problems|
|Cooling Fan problems|
|Vehicle Overheat problems|
|Radiator Hose problems|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems|
|Crankcase (pcv) problems|
|Engine Stall problems|
|Engine Overheat problems|
|Engine Turbo-charger problems|
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems|
|Engine Funny Noise problems|
|Engine Grinding Noise problems|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems|
The turbocharger had to be replaced, new turbo got hot and melted the valve cover. Then the turbocharger caught fire while in motion in a rural neighborhood. All within 6 months. Read details...
Timing chain tensioner broke and messed up the engine 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...
Auxiliary water pump failure. Same issue with other identical cars with a recall but this one is not listed. Recall number for this is 18v248000. The same issue is happening with my car but Mini says it isn�t listed. Read details...
2005 Mini Cooper S was traveling 50mph when it hit icy bridge spun around and rolled 3 times driver was wearing a seatbelt and passenger was not and got ejected and died. No airbags deployed. Hwy 299 Read details...