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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,200 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.

2013 Mini Cooper electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 272016


  • 21,000 miles


The cup holder leaks if there is any fluid spilled in it and shorts out an electrical component that controls the gear shift knob. Even the smallest amount of liquid can cause this.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112013

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 3,400 miles
The window on the driver's side stopped working. It is an automatic window with a one-touch feature. At first, the one-touch feature stopped working. Then nothing worked to get the window to go up or down. Upon pressing the button that controls this window, the window did nothing and a faint clicking sound could be heard coming from the driver's door/footwell area. I took this car to the dealership where I bought it. They kept it for 3 business days. The window worked when I picked up the car and continued to work for about a week and a half. Then the window stopped working altogether. I returned the car to the same dealership on July 16, 2013. The dealership still has my car, and the window has still not been fixed.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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