MINI Complaints

  • 122 Complaints
  • 19 Crashes
  • 8 Fires
  • 13 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 122 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 10.7%, or 13 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 15.6%, or 19 were crash related, and 6.6%, or 8 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

2015 MINI COOPER S
Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Apr-04, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 17:58 Apr-22, 2021

Car started leaking oil everywhere out of nowhere while both moving and stationary. Two different mechanics said it was the oil filter housing and related parts. Replaced housing, oil pressure sensor and the bottom screw. Works again. Car had under 45,000 miles at time of incident. Similar problems with the oil housing have been reported for other and related minis, including some subject to recall.

Parts: SERVICE BRAKESEXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • Date of Incident: Aug-19, 1975
  • Date complaint filed: 09:08 Mar-27, 2021

Purchased this vehicle couple of years ago and rear lights on bumper are non functional when breaking

2020 MINI COOPER S
Parts: WHEELS
  • Date of Incident: Feb-23, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 10:48 Mar-18, 2021

The tires on this vehicle have blown out 3 times in the 9 months we have owned this car. Another tire (a fourth incident) had a bubble that was replaced before it blew out. All incidents were separate times. The dealer and bmw will do nothing. All blow outs were on the highway traveling about 60 mph.

2016 MINI COUNTRYMAN
Parts: STEERING
  • Date of Incident: Feb-27, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 09:19 Mar-02, 2021

Went to gas up my 2016 mini cooper countryman all4 s, after gassing i started the car and started pulling away from gas pump station when suddenly i felt the steering wheel was hard and heavy to steer then there? S warning light on dashboard saying steering wheel assistance malfunction. I pulled over to next parking spot and tried turning engine off and on and steering wheel still feels hard and heavy to turn left or right. My dad eventually drove the car slowly to car shop nearby but car shop said car needs to be evaluated by dealership so he drove it to dealership for evaluation. My dad states car drivable but steering is hard

2016 MINI COUNTRYMAN
Parts: STRUCTUREENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Feb-08, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 12:50 Feb-28, 2021

On february 8, 2021 9:00am drove mini approximately 24 miles, returned home. Parked car, turned off engine, went into house and less than 3 minutes later, neighbor says my engine is smoking from under hood. Within seconds it went from heavy, white smoke to fire coming from under hood and engulfed front of vehicle, breaking windshield, melting tires. There were no warnings that came on while driving vehicle, no smells, nothing to warn of impending fire. Luckily, the vehicle was parked outside in a parking space in front of home rather than in covered garage. I kept a hose going on hood and surrounding bushes to keep fire from escalating to buildings or hillside until fire department arrived the mini was kept in good working order, all maintenance done on time. So lucky we were not in the vehicle when it occurred. The cause of the fire is considered unknown.

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