2006 Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mini Cooper S

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2006 Mini Cooper S Problems

engine oil leaks

have had several leaks,most recent was the oil cooler O-rings but now I have a leak from the oil pan gasket and rear main seal. Expensive little buggers if you don't work on your own like me.

power window pops when going up

faulty window regulator is the cause of the pop noise.

Clutch May Wear Prematurely

There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions.  Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.

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2006 Mini Cooper S Questions

electrical problems (1 answer)

when I cut my a/c on my battery dies. also when i was driving my car last night i had my headlights on my car would lose a lot of power and wouldnt go past 10 mph.

What is an exceptable draw on a battery while car in sitting in the driveway (1 answer)

I keep replacing parts and if the car sit for a week. The battery is dead

Will mini replace an engine if there is a defect? (1 answer)

I have been told that mini would replace an engine if there's a defect. Recently my '06 mini went on the fritz. Now they're quoting a price of over 3 grand to replace a valve cover, oil pan gasket, rocker panel lifters, and a harmonic balancer. Is this normal wear and tear, or did I j...

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2006 Mini Cooper S Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy

The occupant detection mat sensor can malfunction, preventing the passenger side front air bag from deploying in a crash. Mini will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat free of charge to correct the concern.

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