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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,833 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.

2010 Mini Cooper S engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 292016

Cooper S

  • 52,000 miles


I was driving on I 280 East and newar exit 8B the engine suddenly stopped. There was loss of power steering and steering wheel became very tight. I almost got hit by a tractor. I got out of the exit (exit 7) and got myself towed. The mechanic thinks it is the timing belt that is broken.

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 132013

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Knocking, timing. Over 2 thousand signatures of owners having the same issue.

- Huntsville Al, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 10,500 miles
Engine noise due to timing chain and tensioner defect. If the chain or tensioner fail completely this could cause the vehicle to stall in moving traffic or create a roadside hazard.

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

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