NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Diesel Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60 miles

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2007 Mini Cooper engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 052009

Cooper

  • 60 miles

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

Cold start chatter. Very nasty diesel engine sound upon startup when engine is cold. Sound lasts for up to 1 minute if I start driving right away, or 5 minutes if I let it sit idle. Occurs between 800 and 3000 RPM. Reproducible every time the engine is cold (ie, has not been used recently).

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

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