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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,077 miles

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2010 Mini Cooper exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2010 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 312013

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 30,230 miles

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

I had just parked in our garage and got out to get items out of the trunk of the car. My leg touched the tail pipe of the car and there was in instant burn to the calf of my leg. It only took one second. It was the size of a quarter and skin was burned off instantly. It is quite painful. I took a picture of the injury and I also took a picture of the tail pipe to show that it sticks out beyond the bumper. I feel that this is a poor design in regards to safety.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 312011

Cooper 4-cyl

  • miles
My daughter got out the passenger door and walked around to the back of the vehicle to get grocery bags from inside of the trunk area of the hatchback. As she leaned forward to grab bags from inside of the hatchback area which was opened by myself she suddenly was taken back by a stinging feeling on her lower leg. As she started to scream I asked what the problem was. She told be that her leg felt like it was on fire. As I looked down I saw a crescent shaped dark red area on her lower leg that was caused by the tail pipe that protrudes slightly from the bumper. She developed a burn on her lower leg that not only hurt but she is afraid she will leave a scar. This should be corrected in some manner to prevent anyone from suffering from burns either using a heat resistant metal or a shorter tailpipe. Any questions please feel free to call or write [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052011

Cooper 4-cyl

  • miles
Burned my left leg, just above the ankle on the exhaust pipe while retrieving parcel from the boot of the vehicle. It left a nasty scar on my leg.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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