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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,151 miles

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2003 Mini Cooper windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Mini Cooper Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Jun 302003

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,882 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Stress crack on winshield of my MINICooper, which is apparently happening quite often.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012003

(reported on)

Cooper

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Consumer called complaining about the windshield. Also, stated that this will be the third windshield. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that rocks were hitting the vehicle and that was the reason why there were cracks on the windshield.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 142003

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,500 miles
Cracked windhsield on MINICooper S. one of probably thousands suffered by min owners owing to the glass being too thin and the windshield too upright. This ia a design and safety issue. My windshield cracked Monday April 14. A small stone may have hit it, but the crack did no begin until the next morning. Random cracks due to stones and rocks are to be expected from time to time. But the occurrence of cracks on the miji Cooper S is epidemic and widely known. The company denies this is a design or manufacturing issue, but the frequency of these cracks, admitted by the MINIcooper dealer network, is widely known to br a problem with the car, and there is no policy to remedy it, other than having the windhsiled replaced at a cost exceeding $600. These circumstances have meant that hundred if not thousands of owners routinely are forced to drive their cars for long periods with cracked windshields--a clear safety issue.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 242002

Cooper

  • miles
There were two chips and a crack in the windshield.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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