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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,977 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Mini Cooper fuel system problems

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2007 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 022014

Cooper

  • 50,000 miles

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

Loud rattling noise when accelerating coming from the engine. When I come to a complete stop car has turned off, sometimes it cranks for a bit to start up. Also while driving losses power and car decelerates slows down and also pulls like if was out of gas. White smoke when you press on gas.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 092015

Cooper

  • 110,011 miles
2007 MINICooper hardtop purchased May 7, 2015 suffered major engine failure due to manufacturer defective timing chain & timing tensioner issues, resulting in loud ticking inside of the engine on the passenger side..estimates totaling up to $2400 in repairs.....vehicle at this point is inoperable.

- Eastvale, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 292014

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 34,136 miles
My fuel rail was sipping with gasoline. When I brought my car to a MINIdealer, they claimed that it was a wear and tear problem and refused to acknowledged that it was a design flaw. The fuel rail was plastic and the leak was at the seal between the plastic parts. If the fuel rail is metal and is soldered, this problem would not have happened. Having a fuel rail that leaks could severely damage the engine and cause a fire.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 212013

Cooper

  • 55,302 miles

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

Ran a diagnostic test and these warnings came up - 2D52 super knocking 2dcd fuel shut off due to super knocking cylinder 3 2968 inlet camshaft sensor 2B64 intake manifold, unmetered air based on all of these sound like my MINIcooper has bad fuel and/or serious carbon build, I've just purchased this car from a dealership and I am experiencing delays in acceleration, loss of forward propulsion.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #6

May 082013

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 89,900 miles
I have been experiencing a major flaw with oil supply/return lines to the turbo. A condition exists where if left unattended and uncared for creates the high risk of fire and subsequent loss of engine/vehicle. This event can happen at any time the car is being driven and/or later parked. The risk is created when oil accumulates, either through time or over a leisure drive, and collects near/on the exhaust manifold & turbo components, both of which operate at extremely high temperatures. It is becoming a daily task to look under the car hood and investigate for accumulation of oil near these parts due to the fact that the car smells of burning petroleum. Need I be more apparent of burning oil that will burn and destroy a car due to a faulty product" this has been occurring for the majority life of the car but he issue has never been professionally addressed due to disregard of the MINIBMW dealerships to accept this design flaw. If researched further, there are many standard examples of this design flaw and numerous descriptions, images, examples, forums, and complaints of this flaw occurring in many cars of various styles, mileage, and trims occurring within the same year model of 2007. I have also experience many of the major flaws already listed and complained about on the NHTSA such as the ??death rattle?" belt tensioner failing (luckily no catastrophic engine failure and which has been listed numerous times on NHTSA, numerous), valve cover replacement (also listed), etc. NHTSA, address this problem as it is an avid and dangerous safety issue. The common person does not check under the hood daily and its only time before someone parks their MINIin a garage and the home goes down in flames. I personally don??T park the MINIin the garage for fear of fire. Do not repair the MINIwith the same faulty oil line design. Recall design.

- Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

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problem #5

Mar 152013

Cooper

  • 48,000 miles
Turbo oil supply line from engine to turbo leaking excessive oil requiring replacement. Poor engineering design of compression fitting led to premature failure. Continued operation of vehicle with this condition would result in catastrophic engine and or engine turbo failure. MINIof marin was notified of the ongoing issues and were told they hadn't heard of the issue. Car smokes up if driven slow. Must be addressed in recall.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 092009

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 44,399 miles

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

Eight months after MINIof concord replaced my high pressure fuel pump for the gasoline leak and strong gas smell within the cabin, again the gas smell started up in the cabin (for all trips). I took it back to MINIof concord (this is 22 months after buying car), and they again found a leak in the high pressure fuel pump and line, and replaced the parts - again. This was the fourth replacement of the high pressure fuel pump on my car! they also replaced the timing chain tensioner because of the loud noise it was making on startup. And the inlet camshaft position sensor.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 142008

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 29,758 miles
One month after MINIof concord replaced my high pressure fuel pump for the gasoline leak and strong gas smell within the cabin, again the gas smell started up in the cabin (for all trips). I took it back to MINIof concord (this is 14 months after buying car), and they again found a leak in the high pressure fuel pump and line, and replaced the parts - again. This was the third of four replacements of the high pressure fuel pump on my car.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 102008

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 27,793 miles
In August of 2008, 12 months after purchasing my car, it for a 2nd time in 1 year, started to smell strongly like gasoline inside the cabin. I brought it in to MINIof concord, and they found a leak in the high pressure fuel pump and line, and replaced the parts - for a 2nd time. This was the second of four replacements of the high pressure fuel pump in my car.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082008

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 10,470 miles
In early January 2008, 5 months after purchasing my car, it started to smell strongly like gasoline inside the cabin, and I was concerned that there was a risk of fire. I pulled over and let the car sit, and restarted it, but the smell resumed. I brought it in to MINIof sf, and they found a leak in the high pressure fuel pump and line, and replaced the parts. This was the first of four replacements of the high pressure fuel pump on my car.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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