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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,052 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.

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2006 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 052014

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles


My 2006 MINIcooper convertible has intermittent experienced with passenger air bag warning light staying on even when passenger is in seat and properly buckled in. This should be a recall by BMW. Also, harmonic balancer broke at just under 60,000...and have heard this is a major problem on many MINIcoopers. BMW should be responsible for replacement. Faulty equipment. Also, convertible gasket needs replacing. Inferior material used by BMW. Very expensive to replace.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 052011

Cooper S

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 MINIcopper S convertible. While driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle decelerated and the instrument panel lights illuminated. The vehicle overheated and stalled. The vehicle was towed to the contacts home. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- West Park , FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 262010

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 34,156 miles
2006 MINIcooper S. consumer states vehicle sometimes stalls and stops while driving the dealer informed the consumer that mistakes were made in reprogramming the vehicle. The dealer stated the engine would misfire, but they assured the consumer the problem would be corrected by changing the spark plugs. Also, the electronics system was defective, which caused the navigation system to give false directions. The ABS, engine and stability control lights illuminated. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for the necessary repairs. The vehicle was released to the consumer and the dealer stated there were no defects. However, after driving for 10 minutes, the ABS light illuminated again. Each time the ABS light illuminated, the consumer would turn the engine off, restart it and the light would not come back on. When the consumer returned to the dealer, they replaced the pad wear sensor, pulse generator, and brake light pressure switch. The consumer stated the ABS light continued to illuminate after the parts were replaced. The consumer believed the engine light illuminating was the result of a defective oxygen sensor the dealer refused to replace even though a recall had been issued. The consumer would like a status update. 05/10/11

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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