Consumers have filed a total of 12 complaints related to MINI SERVICE BRAKES.
My brakes failed to stop my car. I was at a drive-up atm and slowly approached the machine when the jerked forward several times and i could not stop it. I tried to engage the handbrake and that did not stop my car. The car drove across a driveway, jumped the curb and hit a stone wall. The airbag was deployed. I checked an online chat room and saw that the failure of brakes at slow speed is common enough that that brake failure in mini coopers that many owners reported brake failure m
I purchased my car for school and to commute to work from new jersey to connecticut and since the day i purchased my car, i had not once felt safe in my own car. I towed my car in 3 times (9/15/18, 4/8/19, and 6/10/19) because my steering wheel would lock up and freeze. It was like driving a vehicle with the engines off. Non-driveable instances were 3 times. However, there were many instances when i would be driving on the highway over 50mph and if i had gone over a small pothole or i am turning my vehicle on a curved area or if i am driving on local roads and i am making a left or right turn, the steering wheel would jerk and lock for a brief moment and then release. To be frank, if i had not driven with both hands on the steering wheel at all times, i would have been involved in numerous auto-accidents that may have caused serious injuries to me and other civilians on the road. There was another incident two days ago on 6/26/19 (after the service department and the mini manufacturers told me my car was fixed for the 3rd time) where i was stuck in traffic and when i hit the brakes, the steering wheel locked up for a split second and the brakes would not work properly so i had to slam the brakes to come to a stop. Then i saw notifications (front collision malfunction and brake intervention not possible). This was the 4th time i experienced the same issue and is now even worse because the brakes did not work properly. My car is currently at the dealership again, and this time they should not get away with this issue. After the 3rd incident, i addressed this issue to the mini/bmw manufacturer and they are being rude and inconsiderate of my situation. This vehicle is a safety threat to me and many other civilians on the road. Someone please help me.
When stopped the brake pedal slowly goes to the floorboards. Sometimes i have to repeatedly pump the brake pedal while at a stop light to prevent running into the car in front of me. Took it to a dealership and they drove the car but couldn't fine any problems. The master cylinder leak down is getting progressively worse with time. I believe that i am qualified to write about this as i was, when younger, a top mechanic for porsche and volkswagen.
February 21, 2019 i was pulling into a parking space and the brakes temporarily failed. When i pumped them a second time they came to a stop, however by then the car and i had gone over a hedge and side swiped a tree. Bmw north america could not find any warning on march 11, 2019 when they reviewed the systems, no warnings at all, no air bags deployed. I was turning in to a familiar parking lot at a slow speed.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 MINI Cooper. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE SENSOR WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED, BUT THERE WAS NO BRAKE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HABBERSTAD BMW (945 E JERICHO TURNPIKE, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE SENSORS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO CONTACTED AND DECLINED TO ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 58,000. *TT *TR