Consumers have filed a total of 4 complaints related to MINI FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM.
A backseat spill caused the fuel pump control module to completely fail. While driving at approximately 40 mph on a frontage road, the mini jerked started shaking and came to a complete stop. A "drivetrain malfunction" warning came up. The vehicle, once stopped, began working again with no electric warning. The next day, the car would start, drive for 10 feet, then stop, with the "drivetrain malfunction" warning. We towed the car to a mini dealer, who informed us that a spilled drink in the backseat destroyed the fuel pump control module. It seems completely unsafe that a child's spill (maybe 1/4 of a drink) could cause a vehicle to stop working while driving. I feel very fortunate that this did not cause an accident, but in different circumstances, it could have--or could have left us stranded in the middle of nowhere. Please do something about this. (we also have a mp4 video of the inspection showing that a spill in the rear driver side seat caused the fuel pump control module to fail, i would be happy to share)
The vehicle was at a stop when the brake was released it lunged forward into oncoming traffic. Another time in driveway veh was bought to a stop in our driveway to turn around. The brake pedal was released and the car lunged into a wall and the tires continued to spin until brakes were heavily applied
Excessive carbon build up on engine intake ports at 35k miles. Car purchased new, has oil changes by dealer every 5k miles, and is filled with 92 octane gas. Lots of people posted on internet over last 7-8 years that minis are prone to this issue and bmw hasn't resolved it. When asked if this should be routine maintenance, if this was driving or fuel issues, dealer said none of the above. Yet resolving this issue is about a $600-1000k repair! This either needs to be a routine maintenance, recall or service bulletin put out to owners/dealers. Bmw needs to own up to this issue.
Our 2016 mini cooper jcw was involved in an accident, where it failed to stop, and, in fact seemed to accelerate. A previous version we owned did the same thing, several years ago. A few days after this accident, an article appeared in the national media, describing a similar accident in new york. In that instance, the car struck was being driven by the actor [xxx] , which was why it received so much national attention. Our vehicle suffered $7000 in damage. No air bag deployed, and it was moving at less than 5 miles an hour. We have had multiple incidents of feet getting caught in the pedals (we have a manual transmission). Having had two similar accidents, i have concluded there is either a problem with the foot pedal locations, or a propensity for uncommanded acceleration. Because so few of these mini jcw performance models are sold, it? S possible that the database is insufficient to cause notice. I am over 70, but regularly drive a lamborghini (my third). My reflexes are good, and i am an experienced driver of specialized vehicles. I know how to stop a car at 5 mph, and in this case, i was aware of the potential problem. We keep this car at our florida home, and it is only driven a few thousand miles a year. The coincidence of these events is compelling. I encourage you look into it. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr