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:
61,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Mini Cooper electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

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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