3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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2009 Mini Cooper fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232014

Cooper

  • 45,000 miles

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

The fuel line ruptured when driving my car under normal conditions. The car started to smell strongly of gasoline, so I had it towed to the dealer rather than re starting the car. Apparently, this is a common issue in MINICoopers due to a poor design per the authorized mechanic. The fuel line sits next to a heater line, and a combination of rubbing and heat caused the fuel line to rupture. MINIis aware of this problem as they have changed the fuel line design to now have a protective sleeve that prevents abrasion and protects the fuel from heat. Not only did this repair cost me $500, but it seems like a major safety concern. Why has this not been a recall for MINII am very concerned as a consumer.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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