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MINI COOPER S - 2014 MINI COOPER S Problems & Complaints

 
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by BMW of North America, LLC

There are 9 complaints filed for the 2014 MINI COOPER S

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2014 MINI COOPER S. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2014 MINI COOPER S, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (1) Engine (3) Power Train (5) Unknown Or Other (2) Vehicle Speed Control (1)

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POWER TRAIN

11/14/2018 - ALISO VIEJO, CA
DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION APPEAR WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

8/17/2018 - TORRANCE, CA
DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION WARNING - APPEARS AND REDUCES SPEED AT ANY TIME OF DRIVING - THIS COULD CAUSE SEVERE ACCIDENTS DUE TO LOSS OF POWER/PERFORMANCE. THIS WARNING IS ENGAGED AT ANYTIME W/O WARNING. SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR VEHICLE SHOULD BE FREE OF CHARGE AS THIS IMPACTS LOSS OF POWER. WHEN TAKING IT TO AUTO MECHANIC, NO CODES ARE FOUND AND NO ENGINE LIGHT OR FAULT CODE. RESEARCHING ALL F56 FORUM, SEEMS LIKE THIS HAS BEEN COMMON COMPLAINT. EVEN THOUGH THE WARNING COMES ON AND TELLS YOU TO DRIVE CAREFULLY (SLOW DOWN). YOU ARE STILL IN A HIGH DENSITY TRAFFIC OR FREEWAY THAT DOES NOT ALLOW YOU ENOUGH TIME TO PULL ON THE SIDE. THE SOFTWARE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMER AS THIS IMPACTS THE SPEED OF THE CURRENT DRIVING CONDITION (WHICH IS NOT OBVIOUS TO OTHER DRIVERS). IF IT WAS A FLAT TIRE, OR SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOOD.. THIS IS VISIBLE. MECHANICS CANNOT FIGURE OUT THE ISSUE DUE TO A "GENERAL / NO DETAILS" TO THE SPECIFIC ISSUE. THEREFORE, THE OLDER SOFTWARE FOR THIS MODEL AND YEAR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A RECALL FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING. FURTHERMORE, SOFTWARE UPDATES SHOULD BE NOTIFIED TO ALL CONSUMERS AND DETAILING THE ITEMS THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CHANGING. THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION OR EVEN ON THEIR WEBSITE TO SHOW UPDATES AND NEEDS FOR IT. THIS IS A PROBLEM IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ENGINE AND POWERTRAIN.

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POWER TRAIN

8/17/2018 - TORRANCE, CA
DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION WARNING - APPEARS AND REDUCES SPEED AT ANY TIME OF DRIVING - THIS COULD CAUSE SEVERE ACCIDENTS DUE TO LOSS OF POWER/PERFORMANCE. THIS WARNING IS ENGAGED AT ANYTIME W/O WARNING. SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR VEHICLE SHOULD BE FREE OF CHARGE AS THIS IMPACTS LOSS OF POWER. WHEN TAKING IT TO AUTO MECHANIC, NO CODES ARE FOUND AND NO ENGINE LIGHT OR FAULT CODE. RESEARCHING ALL F56 FORUM, SEEMS LIKE THIS HAS BEEN COMMON COMPLAINT. EVEN THOUGH THE WARNING COMES ON AND TELLS YOU TO DRIVE CAREFULLY (SLOW DOWN). YOU ARE STILL IN A HIGH DENSITY TRAFFIC OR FREEWAY THAT DOES NOT ALLOW YOU ENOUGH TIME TO PULL ON THE SIDE. THE SOFTWARE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMER AS THIS IMPACTS THE SPEED OF THE CURRENT DRIVING CONDITION (WHICH IS NOT OBVIOUS TO OTHER DRIVERS). IF IT WAS A FLAT TIRE, OR SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOOD.. THIS IS VISIBLE. MECHANICS CANNOT FIGURE OUT THE ISSUE DUE TO A "GENERAL / NO DETAILS" TO THE SPECIFIC ISSUE. THEREFORE, THE OLDER SOFTWARE FOR THIS MODEL AND YEAR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A RECALL FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING. FURTHERMORE, SOFTWARE UPDATES SHOULD BE NOTIFIED TO ALL CONSUMERS AND DETAILING THE ITEMS THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CHANGING. THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION OR EVEN ON THEIR WEBSITE TO SHOW UPDATES AND NEEDS FOR IT. THIS IS A PROBLEM IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ENGINE AND POWERTRAIN.

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ENGINE

8/17/2018 - TORRANCE, CA
DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION WARNING - APPEARS AND REDUCES SPEED AT ANY TIME OF DRIVING - THIS COULD CAUSE SEVERE ACCIDENTS DUE TO LOSS OF POWER/PERFORMANCE. THIS WARNING IS ENGAGED AT ANYTIME W/O WARNING. SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR VEHICLE SHOULD BE FREE OF CHARGE AS THIS IMPACTS LOSS OF POWER. WHEN TAKING IT TO AUTO MECHANIC, NO CODES ARE FOUND AND NO ENGINE LIGHT OR FAULT CODE. RESEARCHING ALL F56 FORUM, SEEMS LIKE THIS HAS BEEN COMMON COMPLAINT. EVEN THOUGH THE WARNING COMES ON AND TELLS YOU TO DRIVE CAREFULLY (SLOW DOWN). YOU ARE STILL IN A HIGH DENSITY TRAFFIC OR FREEWAY THAT DOES NOT ALLOW YOU ENOUGH TIME TO PULL ON THE SIDE. THE SOFTWARE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMER AS THIS IMPACTS THE SPEED OF THE CURRENT DRIVING CONDITION (WHICH IS NOT OBVIOUS TO OTHER DRIVERS). IF IT WAS A FLAT TIRE, OR SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOOD.. THIS IS VISIBLE. MECHANICS CANNOT FIGURE OUT THE ISSUE DUE TO A "GENERAL / NO DETAILS" TO THE SPECIFIC ISSUE. THEREFORE, THE OLDER SOFTWARE FOR THIS MODEL AND YEAR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A RECALL FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING. FURTHERMORE, SOFTWARE UPDATES SHOULD BE NOTIFIED TO ALL CONSUMERS AND DETAILING THE ITEMS THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CHANGING. THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION OR EVEN ON THEIR WEBSITE TO SHOW UPDATES AND NEEDS FOR IT. THIS IS A PROBLEM IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ENGINE AND POWERTRAIN.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

6/23/2018 - DALY CITY, CA
THE F56 HORN IS NOT SENSITIVE, AND REQUIRES AGGRESSIVE PUSHING TO SOUND, CREATING A SAFETY HAZARD.

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POWER TRAIN

9/18/2017 - SANTA MONICA, CA
OTHER MINI COPPERS FROM THIS YEAR WITH DIFFERENT MODELS HAVE BEEN RECALLED FOR AN ISSUE THAT ALLOWS THE CAR TO THE EXITED WHEN THE CAR IS NOT IN PARK. MY CAR CAN GET SHUT DOWN, THIS IS PURPOSEFULLY STOPPED LIKE AT A PARKING SPACE. WHILE STILL IN DRIVE MODE, I CAN EXIT THE CAR, THE CAR STARTS TO ROLL AWAY. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME NUMBERS TIMES. HAVING HAD TO JUMP BACK IN MY CAR TO STOP IT. ONCE ON A HILL AND IT ALMOST CAUSED A CRASH. SCARY. BOUGHT THE CAR IN 2015 SPRING AND THE STARTED FALL OF 2016 AND HAS CONTINUED TO HAPPEN. CAR BOOT TO BONNET WARRANTY WAS EXPIRED AT THE TIME THIS STARTED. THEY WERE CALLED THE AROUND FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED, I WAS UNABLE TO GET MY KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION WHILE IN PARK. THEN I WAS ABLE TO GET IT OUT WHILE IN DRIVE AND NOW, I CAN OFTEN RUN MY CAR WITHOUT THE KEY IN THE IGNITION. THIS IS NOT A KEYLESS START CAR. ALL INCIDENTS TRANSPIRED ON PARKING LOTS OR PARKING SPACES ON A STREET.

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AIR BAGS

2/28/2017 - MANASSAS, VA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 MINI COOPER S. WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A STOP LIGHT, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE PRECEDING VEHICLE. THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT BLACKED OUT DUE TO THE DEPLOYMENT AND WAS NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTO BODY REPAIR SHOP WHERE THE BODY DAMAGES WERE REPAIRED, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/26/2016 - ST. LOUIS, MO
EXPERIENCED A LOUD RATTLE IN THE CAR, TOOK IT TO THE DEALER, THEY REPLACED THE REAR SHOCKS, BUT THE RATTLE STILL HAS NOT BEEN ILLUMINATED. I EMAILED THE DEALER AND TOLD HIM THAT REPLACING THE SHOCKS DID NOT ILLUMINATE THE PROBLEM, HE SAID THAT MINI ENGINEERING IS GOING TO WORK ON THIS PROBLEM, THAT EVIDENTLY IS OCCURRING IN THIS YEAR AND MODEL.

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POWER TRAIN

4/16/2015 - HONOLULU, HI
WHEN ACCELERATING WITH TRANSMISSION IN FIRST GEAR FROM A STOP IT WILL ON OCCASION JUMP OUT OF GEAR CAUSING A LOSS OF POWER TO THE DRIVING WHEELS. CAR HAS A SIX SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION.

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ENGINE

3/21/2015 - CUPERTINO, CA
OIL FILTER HOUSING FAILED DURING COMMUTE AND LOST ALL OIL. NEEDED TO HAVE THE CAR TOWED FOR REPAIR. RECEIVED THE CAR BACK NEXT DAY. FAILED PART IS CURRENTLY SUBJECT OF RECALL, BUT MY CAR DID NOT FALL INTO THE SCOPE OF THE RECALL SO I NEVER RECEIVED A NOTICE. TWO DAYS AFTER REPAIR FOR THE OIL FILTER HOUSING, THE VANOS SYSTEM FAILED. ENTIRE VANOS SYSTEM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, TOOK A TOTAL OF 6 DAYS FOR REPAIR.

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