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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,968 miles

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2006 Mini Cooper windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 142006

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 50 miles

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

Driving home from dealership after purchasing vehicle and the windshield cracked. I thought I was just unlucky and a rock hit the windshield. Now I think there was not a rock involved. Defective windshield.

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #8

Apr 242007

Cooper

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,800 miles
Overnight a stress fracture appeared on the drivers side lower windshield. Temperatures were around 60 F so would not have contributed. There was a small junk of glass blown out of crack, but no impact marks along crack.

- Louisburg, KS, USA

problem #7

Apr 122006

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles
I have had a second stress fracture in my front windshield in the past 6 months and MINIusa does not want to take responsibility. They know that they have a problem with stress fractures, but will not fess up to it. They are stating that there is a pinhead sized chip in the windshield, but since when will a pinhead sized chip create a foot long fracture in my windshield.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 022006

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while the vehicle was parked in a parking lot, the windshield sustained a small, hairline fracture. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined a possible road hazard was the cause. The vehicle was taken to another dealer for further inspection who determined the windshield fractured from the inside and needed replaced. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 2/6/2007 -

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 302006

Cooper

  • miles
Cracked windshield with no identifiable impact marks. Located just behind and to the left (if sitting in the driver's seat) of the rear view mirror. It wasn't there when I drove to work in the morning but was there when I went to my car at 5pm.

- Eureka, CA, USA

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problem #4

Aug 242006

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,860 miles
I was traveling on the highway at the recommended speed of 65 mph with more than sufficient space between my car and the car in front of me and a small pebble smaller than the eraser on a pencil hit the top of my windshield and made a small star crack - this crack is smaller than the head of a nail. The crack continued to grow into an L shape, 5 inches long right behind the rear view mirror. This seems to be a common problem with the MINIwindshield and the problem is fixed once you replace the windshield with a thicker glass. This could lead to serious injuries had a bigger rock hit the windshield.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #3

Jun 112006

Cooper

  • miles

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

MINIcooper, MINICooper S and convertibles, dating 2002-2006. Glass pits and cracks easily. Each time this happens, MINIis not claiming the glass has a problem and you must replace at your own cost or through your insurance company. Have had 2 cars, and numerous friends with these cars having the same problem.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 192006

Cooper

  • miles
Dear officer, I would like to compliant about a defective 2006 MINIcooper windshield problem. I have a brand new 2006 MINIcooper for about 4 months, but there was a couple of line cracks on the windshield already. The problem is not even caused by a rock chip and I think it is a "stress" crack that many many MINIcooper buyers has experienced. I took that to the dealer and asked them if it is under warranty and they denied it was caused by stress cracks and refused to fix it. This is totally unacceptable and I think it should be under investigation. Please take a look at the problem and hopefully it will get BMW/MINIcooper attention to fix the problem or at least take responsibility.

- California, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 302006

Cooper

  • miles
Windshield crack appeared over night.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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