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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,136 miles

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2011 Mini Cooper fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2011 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 102012

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 2,907 miles


I have been having problems with my 2011 MINIcountryman S all4 in regards to check engine indicator. I have taken my car for service of the check engine indicator 4 times now. Each time it has been caused by fuel in the charcoal filter system. Each time I have been told it is from overfilling the fuel tank, which I do not do. I am careful to stop fueling the first time the pump kicks off, especially after the first time this happened. The first 2 times the dealer changed the charcoal filter at no cost. The 3rd time they changed the fuel tank at no charge. I had no problems for about a year, and the check engine indicator came on again on 12/18/13, I scheduled service as soon as possible. Turns out that for the 4th time fuel was in the charcoal filter. The dealer can't seem to find the source of the problem and this is very annoying to say the least. Would like to turn in the car now, lease ends in 7 months, and stay away from BMW and MINIfrom now on!!

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 042012

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 6,500 miles
As I was accelerating while merging onto a highway, at approximately 55-60 mph, it felt as if the car lost all power from the drive train. The power reengaged about a second later, and over the next 5-10 seconds the car lost power/reengaged two more times. No warning lights were triggered on the dash. I've taken the car into dealership and referenced service bulletin number sim12-02-11/NHTSA item number 10040855. Dealer reports that because it cannot replicate the issue and there are no reported fault codes, it appears that there is nothing wrong with my car, therefore it cannot confirm if I'm on most recent software or perform software update to fix error referenced in the service bulletin.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 082011

Cooper 4-cyl

  • miles
Our countryman unexpectedly ran out of gas when the digital fuel level display still had two bars illuminated and the on board computer indicated there were 57 miles left. Without warning the engine quit running, which is a potential safety risk. There are multiple occurrences of this issue reported here: the digital fuel level graph is often referred to as candy corns since on this vehicle each segment looks similar to a candy corn.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

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