Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,618 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Mini Cooper engine problems

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2007 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012008

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 235 miles


During start up, loud valve tapping noise is heard. Noise persisted during multiple segment of the trip where engine was shut off for up to 30 min and restarted. Subsequent noise was not as prominent as the initial start up on the same day.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 202007

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The center pillar heat rises to an extremely high temperature in my car. This happened in the summer when temperatures were very hot.(100+) it's hot enough to startle a driver or burn them; this could cause them to react by moving their foot on the accelerator in an unpredictable way, which is quite a safety hazard. It burned my right ankle. I'm writing now because I really didn't know any better then, plus I didn't know about this website. Now there are reports of MINICooper ss catching on fire. I am concerned.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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