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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,475 miles

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2003 Mini Cooper wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #4

May 072003

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 5,900 miles


The right front tire was bald. The consumer stated it was not from rough driving.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 202002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling about 60mph on highway, consumer heard a noise from the right rear tire. He was able to pull over to the shoulders. Tire tread separated from the outiside wheel. Firestone, P22575R16 steeltex. Consumer stated that the separated tread was wrapped around tailpipe and damaged wheel well.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 252002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 65mph rear driver's side tire tread started to separate causing a blowout out. This could have caused a vehicle crash. Size 22517R16, dot unknown. The dot of the tire is vd1L1xd with a date code of 368. Consumer requests reimbursement.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 192000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway and heard a noise. She was able to pull over onto the shoulder, and noticed that right rear tire tread had began to separate. Tire was a Firestone steeltex, R4S #lt 225/7516M/S. there was no accident. Dot#vd1L1xd298.

- Mill Creek, WA, USA

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