Mini Repair and Maintenance
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Mini ProblemsClutch 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.
There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.
Failure of the automatic transmission is common. Even though the automatic transmission is advertised as "sealed for life," our technicians recommend the automatic transmission fluid be replaced every 30,000 miles with only the approved Mini/BMW fluid. Our technicians recommend thorough troubleshooting before replacing the transmission because programming procedures can affect how the transmission shifts and there is a special procedure to refill the transmission.
Mini QuestionsCan you tell me any deficiencies for this model. It is a convertible. (1 answer)
I am thinking about buying this as a used car.
It also g as began to over heat
It's been broken and not ever since they had it in for the recall .? It's been broke down and I have been in tears over the car and lost my job and I drove it for 1day and spent so much money on it and it is still broken down
Mini RecallsSide Air Bag Curtains Do Not Fully Protect Occupants
The side curtain air bags may not fully inflate or fully protect occupants in an accident when they deploy. Dealers will modify the driver and passenger side curtain air bag covers free of charge to resolve the concern.
The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with improper parts, and may malfunction as a result. Dealers will replace the steering gearbox free of charge to resolve the concern.
The passenger front seat cushion which contains a sensor that detects a passenger sitting in it may malfunction and cause the passenger frontal air bag to not operate as designed. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion free of charge to resolve the concern.