2014 mini cooper countryman - engine low oil failure and yes the vehicle is available for inspection. Had an engine oil pressure electronic message come up on the car: engine oil pressure too low. Possible engine damage. Swith off engine. Continued driving is not possible. Please contact mini dealership. Had the car towed to dealer. Was told there is an engine oil leak somewhere. The provided one possible fix, but not for sure fix for 2k. Was told to put oil in engine every 750 miles to help prevent any engine failures. Started looking into the potential recall or class action lawsuits and found this: bmw class action lawsuit says mini cooper engines leak, the bmw mini cooper leaky engine class action lawsuit is borkman v. Bmw of north america llc, case no. 2:16-cv-02225. Was told to contact nhtsa for potential law suits that may help us with the issue. The car is not safe and should not be having problems like this. Please let us know if we can get any assitance with this. Thank you!
The car just randomly caught on fire while off in my driveway. Noticed a weird sound outside looked out and noticed the windshield wipers were going even though the car was off and i hadn't driven it. Opened the door to bellows of smoke coming out. Fire department was called and had to rip it apart to get to the fire which was under the steering wheel in the left side
The footwell module failed due to corrosion. This is a known issue with these vehicles and is a fire hazard. Recall 23v-337 is active but is currently being limited to vehicles in certain northern states citing the use of road salt. This design issue is not limited to vehicles exposed to road salt. For example my vehicle has been exposed to years of salty, humid air as a result of being used on the coast of sc and ga. I request the recall be expanded to cover vehicles used in other states especially those exposed to coastal environments.
The contact owns a 2012 mini cooper clubman. The contact stated that while reversing into a parking space and depressing the brake pedal, the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. After restarting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the power windows, headlights, taillights, and the radio was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed a failure with the electronic control module in the footwell. The contact related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 23v337000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the nhtsa hotline. The failure mileage was 62,500.
Mini cooper keeps leaking oil which can be dangerous for road safety. There are lawsuits going on but company has not recalled their vehicles to fix oil leak issue. It has cost consumers thousands of dollars in repair, time loss & mental harassment. Company is aware of the issues and has not done anything. These cars are not safe to be driven & sold in the usa.
The contact owned a 2014 mini countryman. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle in his driveway, approximately two hours later the neighbor who noticed the windshield wipers were activated and that the interior of the vehicle was foggy, alerted the contact of their observance. The contact opened the door of the vehicle and discovered smoke and a burning amber-colored dashboard. The fire department was called to the scene but no extinguisher was needed since the fire was only in the interior of the vehicle and had extinguished on its own. A fire report was taken at the scene and the vehicle was towed away. During the incident, the vehicle was destroyed. The cause of the failure was not determined. The failure mileage was 90,000.
The contact owns a 2022 mini cooper equipped with pirelli tires, tire line: p-zero run flat, tire size: 205/40/r18, dot number: 19307460b. The contact stated that upon inspection, it was discovered that the front driver’s side tire had three sidewall bubbles, and the front passenger’s side tire had two sidewall bubbles. The cause of the failures was not yet determined. The manufacturer and local dealer were notified of the failure, but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 8,025. The vin was unavailable.
The passenger airbag warning light indicating the passenger side airbag is disabled is on, even if passenger is seated. The warning was intermittent starting in 2015 and the continuous since 2022. Our mechanic tells us the on-board computer system no longer recognizes the passenger front airbag sensor. Therefore, the airbags are being disabled for both passenger and driver.
Lights come on & off for airbags and or seat belts - randomly - unknown as to why - or if they are working - sometimes stay on - for 2 weeks - then go off and not on for quite awhile (weeks) brought up as to -why? With no resolution except may need repair? Does not seem to make sense - no accidents or even close to an accident ever occurring- local driving - car maintained.
The contact owns a 2010 mini cooper clubman. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the rear liftgate spontaneously opened. Additionally, the contact stated that while parked, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired by an independent mechanic or the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 6,000.