Within the past month or so, my car has started to jerk. At first it was every once in a while, at random moments. Now it jerks when I accelerate. I was told it may be my spark plugs, but my engine light has never turned on. I haven't gotten it checked yet, the dealership has about a 3-4 week wait. (Also, my brake lights recently turned on, could that be a cause?)
My car has 35000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
There are multiple reasons why your Mini Cooper is running rough and jerking. If your car jerks while the vehicle is in gear, the issues could be caused by a mass air flow sensor, O2 sensor or the throttle body that could be clogged with excess carbon build-up. To know for certain what’s causing the jerking issue, have one of our local mechanics complete an engine is running rough inspection.