Consumers have filed a total of 3 complaints related to MINI ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL.
This is a brand model and brand new car that i had just purchased and was driving home from buying it- i had not even owned for a couple of hours. While on my way home vehicle malfunctioned and had near fatal collision. While driving on highway - at highway speed i was unable to control car and maintain speed. Engine seemingly locked up and as i was unable to control car almost caused a near fatal collision as car behind me did not realize i was losing speed. Taken to dealership and they noted the crankshaft speed pulse generator sensor had malfunctioned.
This is second incident that occurred with brand new mini cooper 2019 with same exact issue that again almost caused a near fatal accident. While driving on highway, at highway speed the car precipitously malfunctioned and car locked up and would allow me to maintain speed- nor accelerate. I was unable to maintain speed of the car therefore started to lose speed and decelerate. The vehicles behind me could not tell that i was suddenly losing speed and i was almost involving a near fatal collision again. I had been driving on the highway for about 5 -10 minutes prior to this precipitously occurring. This was the same situation i experienced with a brand new mini cooper 2019 model a week earlier. The car was towed to the dealership and they noted that the crank shaft speed pulse generator sensor was no good and had malfunctioned. As this is a repeat issue and very serious as it almost caused 2 near fatal incidents, i am concerned that the maker of the vehicle is not doing their due diligence to ensure that other 2019 models are safe. I have been told other mini models were has experienced same malfunction. This incident and the other both occurred at highway speed which creates a very dangerous set up after the vehicles had been driven for a few miles on the highway and in wet conditions.
I purchased my mini countryman on february 14, 2015 from the local mini dealership. At approx. 1447miles, 7 month into ownership, i began having trouble when turning on the car (the car was stationary) the warning lights came on for brakes, abs and traction control and remained on until car was turned of repeatedly or diven for a mile and then turned of. I took my car back to the dealership for repairs on: 10/02/2015 no faults in the electrical system was found and i was asked to return when it reoccurs. 12/03/15 a fault memory and faulty r/f wheel speed sensor was diagnosed, sensor was not in stock. 12/04/15 i returned with my car to have the faulty wheel speed sensor exchanged. 12/05/15 to 12/10/15 faulty relucter wheel on the r/f wheel hub, wheel speed sensor readings off, signal scoped and r/f wheel hub replaced. 12/28/15 and ongoing. On 1/05/2016 mini usa has given me verbal assurance that i will get the car replaced with a new mini of my choosing.