Mini Car Problems & Fixes

Mini owner problems and repairs

Below is a list of Mini cars and the total problems we have in our database for that model. You can add your own problems by clicking the 'Post a new problem' buttons around the site.

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The Latest Mini Problems
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Loss of Coolant

Loosing coolant, The coolant tank is empty after a week of commuting to school (about a 20 mile run). There is no leaking onto garage floor and no sign of fluid in and around the engine bay.

2008 Mini One 3 door hatchback
Posted: Jul 26, 2021
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Mileage display on speedo is blank

Mileage display suddenly went blank, All other functions including speedo are normal

2002 Mini One mini one
Posted: May 8, 2021
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System warning light

comes on intermittently then goes off for a while. No loss of power when driving

2011 Mini One 1.00
Posted: Dec 18, 2020
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One of my headlamp motors is temperamental, only one usually raises

On operating my headlights, only my nearside light raises

2004 Mini Cooper automatic
Posted: Nov 24, 2020
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Wont start

Turning the key, I just get a click

2004 Mini Cooper automatic
Posted: Nov 24, 2020
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Major electrical problem

1)Front L/H indicator and rear R/H indicator not working even with new bubs installed 2)Electric windows drop by themselves and the hazard lights come while driving 3)Top brake light and R/H brake lig...

2001 Mini Cooper 1.6
Posted: Sep 30, 2020
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Advice please (no problems purchase advice)

Hi I have posted a few issues on here and have always had great advice back. So I thought I would ask you for advice on what could be a new purchase as I'm hearing different things from different peop...

2007 Mini Cooper 1.6 chilli
Posted: Apr 25, 2019
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Speedo below zero

Hi All I have a small but potentially troublesome problem When stationary tbe needle on my Mini is below zero actually sits in the 6 oclock position but does respond ie moves up as I accelerate im...

2002 Mini Cooper
Posted: Oct 6, 2018
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DYI car keys fob fix

Hi, i am the owner of a mini - mini paceman to be precise. Unfortunately a few weeks ago the key fob (round part) detached from the actual key without me noticing whilst i was crossing a road; once i...

2000 Mini Cooper S Paceman
Posted: Jun 20, 2017
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Cannot open doors from inside car

doors lock from outside and open from outside no probs but once inside the car cannot open doors,have to wind window down and open from there.pressing key fob more does not work.

2002 Mini One 1.6
Posted: Aug 20, 2015
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anti freeze

what's the correct antifreeze for this car some people say blues ok, I don't think this is correct it looks mauve- e pink but not red "why has this and oil spec become such a complicated issue its alm...

2004 Mini One 1.6 injection
Posted: Apr 3, 2015
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Front right tyre making loud noise

For a few weeks now my front right tyre is making a loud howling noise (like the wind howling if that makes sense) but only when I turn the wheel slightly to the right. It doesn't happen on full lock...

2003 Mini Cooper S manual
Posted: May 9, 2014
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Aircon not functioning well

Hi, my car aircon blows hot air during normal driving even after servicing with freon filled. At cold, when I turn on the aircon it is cold but quickly it turns hot. The compressor is running but the ...

2004 Mini One 1.6
Posted: Jul 29, 2013
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Near side front suspension arm replacement

what the best way of replacing this item. I have the whole wishbone not just the bush

2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6
Posted: Apr 20, 2013
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Locking

Electric lock on car is only unlocking drivers side help plz

2003 Mini One 1400
Posted: Jan 12, 2013
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Windscreen wash bottle

How do I access windscreen wash bottle to replace it?

2006 Mini One 1.6 manual
Posted: Aug 8, 2012
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Window on passenger side keeps sticking and hasn't worked for last few months

One day it was working and the next it just stopped. The drivers window has never had a problem but the passenger window seems to have a problem. Any fixes????

2000 Mini Cooper S
Posted: Apr 17, 2012
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Oil light comes on

the oil light comes on when you start the car but when you rev the engine it goes off but comes back on again when you stop reving

2002 Mini One 1.6 manuel
Posted: Feb 13, 2012
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Loss of power when overtaking

I am currently having problems with my Mini One. Driving round the doors is fine but when i am on the Motorway and need to overtake Trucks etc there is no power to accelerate. It just feels very flat....

2007 Mini One 1.4
Posted: Jul 5, 2011
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Heater sysytem

I had the head gasket renewed within a week of getting my car,good job it was still under warranty.Now when the heater is on steam gets drawn into the car.Any ideas on what is causing this.

2003 Mini One diesel
Posted: Feb 20, 2011
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