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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,300 miles

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2014 Mini Cooper steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102015


  • 7,600 miles


The contact owns a 2014 MINICooper. While driving at 80 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V815000 (structure) and 14V154000, (equipment); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,600.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 292014

Cooper 3-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
On two occasions (7/19/14 and 7/29/14), the engine cut-off, putting the car in "accessory mode." On both occasions, I was driving on a flat road, at low speed. There was no ability to drive the vehicle without completely stopping, putting the car in park, and restarting the car. As a result of being in accessory mode, I had no power steering and was only able to glide over to the side of the road. A message appeared on the car's screen: "transmission not in park, vehicle may roll." I purchased this vehicle 3 months ago. I am very concerned, and I don't feel safe driving this car. If this were to happen on a highway, there would certainly be a serious accident, as I would not be able to get the car to the shoulder. As evidenced in the GM ignition switch cases, when a car is switched into accessory mode while driving, the airbags are deactivated as well. Should this happen on a busy roadway/highway, and there is an accident, there is the potential that it could be fatal.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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