2nd Generation (2007—2019) Cooper Problems

Cooper owners with a 2007—2019 model year have the most problems with the engine (30%), airbags & seat belts (16%), and the electrical (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 48,000 miles in the 2012 MINI Cooper.
  2. Cup Holder Leaks on to Shifter 1 complaints at an average of 21,000 miles in the 2013 MINI Cooper.
  3. Sunroof Gear Stripped 1 complaints at an average of 45,119 miles in the 2007 MINI Cooper.

What Cooper Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all MINI model years.

Watch out for the 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 6 0.0
2018 0 0 51 0.0
2017 0 0 105 0.0
2016 0 0 147 0.0
2015 1 0 170 0.27
2014 5 0 179 3.79
2013 4 0 60 3.92
2012 4 0 67 4.56
2011 3 0 68 2.86
2010 7 0 68 4.17
2009 8 0 62 3.11
2008 0 0 60 0.0
2007 10 0 60 5.88

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