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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Clubman
The 2012 Mini Cooper Clubman is practical and functional for everyday driving. It also offers more passenger and cargo space than the regular Mini Cooper. The Clubman design offers easy access to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Roadster
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Hardtop
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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Mini Countryman
If you’ve always wanted a Mini Cooper, but couldn’t reason giving up so many practical features, you’re not alone. That’s why, in 2012, BMW added the Countryman to its lineup. As a subcompact...
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Mini Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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Opinion on a 2013 Mini Cooper
I'm not a fan of them. My neighbor has one and to me that thing is so cheaply made. The wiring is so thin. Hers is eight years old and everything is shorting out. The thin little wires that they...
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Remote keys don't work
Hello. After the computer is changed, the immobilizer system will have to be reprogrammed by a Mini Cooper dealer or an equivalent locksmith. Unfortunately, there is no way to reprogram the immobilizer at home without the special equipment that mini...
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Refrigerant leak
Hello. The refrigerant will commonly leak from components such as the AC O-rings or compressor, but it can also leak from many other places. I suggest you have a trained technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your AC system to locate...
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Window regulator not working
Hello. I have seen this quite often on this vehicle. The problem is typically always the window motor. The motor fails and will not longer be able to move the window up or down. I typically start by removing the...
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Door handle not working
Hi. This appears to be a fairly common issue with the Mini Coopers, up until about 2005. If you would like detailed information, there is the bulletin "M510506" that has the repair information. Usually the cable on the inside has...
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Clutch slipping started recently
Hi there. The Mini tends to wear through the clutch very quickly. Many other Mini owners with manual transmissions have reported having to replace the clutch at very low mileage, sometimes under 10k miles. The clutch will most likely need...
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Bad clutch
Hi there. There are many reports of your Mini Cooper's clutch prematurely wearing out. This is a manufacturer's defect and is a costly repair. Along with a new clutch, a new fly wheel would need to be installed as well....
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Moonroof stuck open
What is most likely happening is that either the motor has failed, or there may be debris in the moonroof track which is blocking the window from closing properly. I recommend having a mechanic check the moonroof for you in...
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Electrical problems with speedometer, lights and tachometer on 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman
Hello. Yes it is likely that there was a fuse blown when installing the battery. The fuses that are of the most likely concern are F21,F40, F9, and F5. I recommend checking the wiring under those fuses as well. It...
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Sound system "hiss" when the car and radio are off
Hi there. Thanks for writing in about your 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman. The noise you are hearing likely is a design flaw on the stereo and speaker system as mentioned. Usually the bluetooth feature is what causes the hissing noise...
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Clutch burning and smoking on 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman. It may be the clutch failing once more causing your condition, but it could also be a sticking brake caliper causing your brakes to overheat and smoke. Brake...
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Car stalled at 35 mph, check engine light on
Hello. I strongly suggest that you have your 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman evaluated, and the onboard computer scanned by a technician. The Check Engine Light will be paired by one or more stored fault codes. It is very likely another...
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Sluggish acceleration
From the description provided, it appears that you are experiencing transmission problems when accelerating your Mini Cooper. There can be a variety of reasons for this to happen, such as low fluid, a failing shift solenoid or even internal damage...
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Delay before the throttle fully closes while letting off gas on a 2013 Mini Cooper
That is relatively normal on a Mini and I'll tell you why - because they are electronic throttle devices. You are driving a drive-by wire. There is no connection between your foot and the throttle. You are stepping on a...
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Transmission lurches when car shifts from 1st to 2nd and 3rd gear
There are two possibilities. This could be caused by internal wear in the transmission. Fluid level and condition should be checked. If the fluid level is low or smells burnt it may be an indication of an overhaul needing to...
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Warning lights for low pressure come on and stay on. asc/dsc lights inclusive
If tire pressures are set and consistent within 2 psi of one another per axle, and the system will not initialize, then this could be an indication of a faulty pressure sensor or an issue with the TPMS hardware. Some...
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Car slips and grinds
The fluid level in the transmission may be low. The fluid level needs to be checked and topped off. If the fluid level is correct, then the CVT transmission may need to be replaced. You may want to enlist the...
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Gauges and Radio flicker when driving
This could be caused by a faulty power steering cooling fan. The Mini's have an electrically controlled fan that will de-activate power assist if the fluid temperature exceeds a programmed standard to prevent damage to the power steering system. These...
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Coolant liquid running out unusually
For your safety, never attempt to service the engine cooling system while the engine is hot or the system is pressurized, as doing so could result in serious injury. Since you are losing coolant, the engine cooling system needs...
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2003 Mini Cooper struggling getting into reverse, unles going into third gear first
It's pretty common with these Minis. You might have the shifter bushings checked. Maybe the bushings are starting to wear. But those Minis are not the greatest built vehicles. As they age, they get all kinds of problems. I would...

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