MINI Complaints

  • 104 Complaints
  • 18 Crashes
  • 7 Fires
  • 11 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 104 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 10.6%, or 11 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 17.3%, or 18 were crash related, and 6.7%, or 7 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

  • Date of Incident: Apr-06, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:29 Jun-23, 2020

I was pulling into shopping center all dashboard light up warnings etc. Started to head home because of prior incident with computer failure. Car stopped mid intersection and went dead. Put it in park restarted and drove home. Headlights and electrical engine would not shut off. Called service to tow to dealerhip repair. Tow truck driver attempted to turn of lights, no luck. Car repaired at dealership, was told at that point of a possible recall, but they didn't know of what. Car repaired. As soon a lease is up it is gone!

  • Date of Incident: Jun-23, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 13:41 Jun-23, 2020

During a rain shower, drove at about 15mph into roughly 4" of water gathered on the shoulder of an access road adjacent to the highway and the engine stalled. Would not restart. Puddle of water was not high enough to breach the cabin - running boards were still above water and the curb adjacent to the street was not submerged. Car would not start and transmission locked up. Bmw roadside assistance contacted and advised not to start; tow truck had difficulty loading onto the flatbed because the electrical system had malfunctioned in the electric convertible top and was overriding the ability to put the car into neutral.

  • Date of Incident: Jun-09, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jun-09, 2020

Tl* the contact owns a 2020 mini cooper. The contact stated the while driving at 55 to 60 mph, the vehicle sunroof glass exploded without impact. No injuries were sustained. The contact drove the vehicle to the residence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be inspected. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was not available. The vin was not available.

  • Date of Incident: Apr-29, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Apr-30, 2020

Tl* the contact owned 2016 mini cooper s. Contact stated that while his wife was driving at 40 mph, without warning an smoke appeared on the front passenger side under the hood. The contact stated his wife pulled to the side of the road and exited the vehicle before the whole vehicle was engulfed in flames. The fire department extinguished the flames and a fire department report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage lot and deemed a totaled lost. The manufacturer was contacted and sent a field inspector whom could not determine the cause of the failure. The dealer motor city mini (29929 telegraph rd. Southfield, mi 48034) was contacted and informed the contact that fire was not covered under the warranty. The dealer did not inspect the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximant 41,000.

  • Date of Incident: Mar-20, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 12:18 Apr-27, 2020

I have a melted socket and exposed wire for my right headlight bulb (high/low beam malfunction error). The whole headlight is cloudy which i assume is from when the socket melted/burned up. I have no functioning headlight on the right side, though the turn signal still works. I disconnected the bulb from the socket so that it doesn't keep burning. There are no issues with the left headlight. But i did have the right brake light go out last may (may 2019). Mini replaced the brake light assembly for a melted light socket, so this is the second melted socket on this vehicle. Both on the right side.

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