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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,540 miles

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2012 Mini Cooper Countryman fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Mini Cooper Countryman Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 092016

Cooper Countryman

  • 78,500 miles


While traveling at highway speeds the car lost the ability to accelerate and instead lurched and choked. The mechanic determined that the throttle body broke free of its housing. Luckily I was able to move the car to an off-ramp that sloped downhill to get to safety.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 052015

Cooper Countryman 4-cyl

  • 42,581 miles
Engine light came on so I went in for a diagnostic. I live 2.5 hours from a MINIservice center. The diagnostic at autozone just listed a bunch of misfires and nothing else. That explained the harsh sounding start and sputtering. As days have gone by, car will lose power in the middle of traffic, struggle up hills, fail to maintain speed limit, and struggle to start in the morning. All these events have occurred less than a month after being serviced at seattle MINII'm sure I'm under warranty, but I'm not happy about having to drive 2.5 hours if I can make it there, for something they seem to have been having complaints about.

- Wenatchee, WA, USA

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