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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,333 miles

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2002 Mini Cooper windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102002


  • 65,000 miles


Driver's side automatic window does not work; will be replacing window motor.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 182008


  • 80,000 miles
Both passenger and driver's side window motor failure (with window in up position). Problem was intermediate over the past three or four years with failure two or three times a year. Currently driver's side window has not worked for weeks.

- Elk Ridge, UT, USA

problem #1

Nov 152007

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 MINICooper with <55,000 miles (same owner) the shift cable detached from the transmission shift linkage while I attempted to change gears. Gear changes are no longer possible and the transmission remains in the last gear selected! prior to this -but within the last 6 months, all the window motors died simultaneously, the fan belt would not shut off, the engine continually overheated (despite repeated service by BMW), the horn fuse would not shut off (until it blew), and the transmition is slowly dying. 1) the fan belt would not turn off -continuously, draining the battery. 2) timing belt was replaced 3) the transmission is going 4) the power windows

- Key Biscayne, FL, USA

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