Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Mini Cooper brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012007

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


Constant grinding noise coming front my front brakes. Had sensors replaced, front and rear brakes replaced and the master cylinder replaced as well. Still making the noise and causing extended braking distance. Feels extremely unsafe.

- Fair Lawn, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 192005

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Our MINIburned to the ground. It had only been driven 20 miles and was parked when it happened. After a forensic specialist was hired by the insurance company, it was determined that the ABS unit was at fault. In later models, the fuse was changed from a 30 amp to a 20 amp. No recall was ever issued and BMW/MINInever acknowledged a problem with the car. Since this happened, at least 10-15 other minis have burned. Our MINIwas a total loss.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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