Mini cooper and cooper s 200720 secondgeneration mini cooper provides plenty of retro flair and driving fun, and a thorough inspection will ensure it remains that way. The all too familiar death rattle, a common issue in the mini r56 cooper s 2007 2009 and the jcw models 2008 2012, can prove to be a timeconsuming and expensive issue, but mini timing chains work to cut down on long wait times for it to be replaced, as well as offer a competitive pricing structure to ensure an efficient fix at a. Unlike most car clocks, the clock in a mini cooper can only be set if you are. Bmw is recalling certain model year 2007 2011 mini cooper s, 20082011 mini cooper s clubman, 20092011 mini cooper s convertible, 20092011 mini cooper jcw, 20092011 mini cooper jcw clubman, 20092011 cooper jcw convertible, and 2011 cooper s countryman passenger cars manufactured from november 14, 2006, through january 18, 2011. The timing chain rattle as discussed in an earlier blog post is a common problem. This article has all the info you need to keep your ride safe and running right. Butit has 73,000 miles and the timing chain timing chain tensioner broke and caused major damage.
Mini cooper s r56 mini cooper s timing chain failure. Nothing is fool proof, and even with bmw engineering expertise behind them, the mini cooper does occasionally suffer from design defects. I own a 2007 mini cooper i am the second owner of the car i have had it for 2 weeks and the timing belt broke and my mechanic says i need a new engine, researched about class action lawsuits and. Bbc one watchdog bmw deny engine failures are due to. Mini cooper s r56 timing chain replacement duration. However, nhtsa cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or mini of north america, llc. Official recalls have been issued for the 2007 mini cooper by the nhtsa. Mini cooper timing chain replacement is a fact of life in the mini. Mini safety recalls recall lookups by vin mini usa. Instructions in the bentley service manual are pretty good, but you will. Why are there timing chain issues in bmw mini coopers. This has led to problems for many mini owners, and qualified mechanics strongly advise changing the transmission fluid at regular intervals.
I have read bmw in other countries have distributed a service manual on. She also had a 2003 cooper and i dont recall anything going wrong with that. Mini cooper service and maintenance schedule for gen2 mini. Proper maintenance will minimize the chance of car problems down the road, and greatly reduce the chance of expensive repairs resulting from a neglected mini. Its manual petrol so at least no diesel or automatic gearbox problems. Jun 29, 2016 mini cooper 2007 20 what you need to know about the timing chain tensioner recall. Timing chain issues that would make car randomly rattle then just turn off in the middle of traffic or at a stop light. The worst complaints are engine, electrical, and accessories exterior problems. The most reliable of the transmissions mini manufactured is the 6 speed manual variation. Intended as a guide to keep your mini properly maintained. Here are five problems owners of mini coopers built between 2000 and 2006 need. The timing chain had begin rattling and was inspected at a mini dealership. Cooper s congratulations on your new mini this owners manual should be considered a permanent part of.
The good news is that the factory is fixing it under recall. Please note that unless you are a service customer of amc, or live in the state. The second time it came apart taking the timing chain with it and all of the. Mini cooper timing chains mini cooper parts and mini. To contact nhtsa, you may call the vehicle safety hotline tollfree at 18883274236. Timing tensioner problems of the 2007 mini cooper s part 1. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and.
What problems can the mini cooper timing chain defect cause. How to set the clock in a mini cooper it still runs. Feb 04, 2016 2007 mini cooper s r56 oil pan gasket replacement mini adventure. Use our vin lookup tool to check for recalls on your car, or search by make and model. Bmw is recalling 28,450 my 2007 2008 mini cooper s vehicles. Prince engines produced prior to november 2011, however, have a history of problems with the timing chain tensioner which is responsible for maintaining tension in the timing chain and there are four different chain tensioner designs. Important we literally receive hundreds of phone calls per year on this issue. After finding what i wanted, in my price range, i purchased a 2007 base hatchback with 49k miles. A settlement was reached in late november 2015 between the attorneys representing mini cooper consumers and bmw. The mini had major mechanical problems including but not limited to the power steering pump failure. Mini cooper 200720 what you need to know about the. Find mini cooper recalls information, reported by the nhtsa, and we will help you find a nearby service center where you can get your car fixed. Hi everyone, i had some problems with a recent bmw prepurchase. I just got done having my oil heat shield, timing chain tensioner, and timing chain replaced in the recall.
There arent any recommendations from mini uk in the service or owners manual. Jump to latest follow has anyone had similar experience. The positioning of the timing chain link on the n47 engine is hidden away at the back, which according to engineers is a part of the engine which is supposed to last the lifetime of the car and. Mini coopers are popular cars, but some owners are frustrated that the mini cooper clock comes preset to military time rather than standard time. Bmw of north america is recalling 86,018 200205 mini cooper and mini cooper s cars because they may experience temporary or permanent loss of the electrohydraulic steering assistance. Ive just had a look at the cost for lohen mini as a regarded specialist to do the. Bmw mini cooper s timing chain failure engine seizure. View recall reports to see if the 2007 cooper s was recalled for safetyrelated defects or noncompliance with u. Mini r56 models with a turbocharged engine utilize a gear driven timing chain to. About a 45 minute drive from the dealer, and they gave me some more mini schwag to apologize. For general information regarding recalls, please call the bmw recall hotline at 800 5257417.
We make it safe and easy with genuine factory parts for all years and models ask the pros at. Cooper cooper s congratulations on your new mini this owner s manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. The manufacturer suggests you do not change the transmission fluid. The mini cooper was designed to be a joy to drive and a pleasure to handle. Ill let you know how i get on but for any owner of 5710 cooper s id recommend that they check your timing chain is ok at your next service. Part 2 2011 mini cooper r56 n18 timing chain and thermostat. I instruct mini usa, a division of bmw of north america, llc to provide my information to an authorized mini dealership. Also, get recall information on car seats, tires and equipment. Official recalls have been issued for the 2007 mini cooper s by the nhtsa. I have a customer that had 5 of them replaced within 70,000 miles before his vehicle went out of warranty. Find 2007 mini cooper recalls information, reported by the nhtsa, and we will help you find a nearby service center where you can get your car fixed. Apr 22, 2014 bmw of north america llc was hit with a proposed class action in new york federal court thursday alleging a timing chain defect in its 2007 2010 mini cooper vehicles has cost owners thousands of.
Please allow up to 30 days after completion of a recall on you vehicle for this data to be updated. Ive checked the oil nonreturn valve on the front of the engine, below the exhaust vanos solenoid, and its fine. I understand that an authorized bmw dealership may contact me with offers or information about their products and services. Good news if you own a 2007 2010 mini cooper s over 30,000 miles on the odometer, youve likely paid to have the timing chain system, or perhaps even the engine, repaired or replaced. As with most cars on the road today, there are a number of recalls and tsbs for the mini cooper that you should be aware of. How much does a timing chain replacement cost including guide rails on an r56 cooper s.
Some mini coopers made from 20072010 use a prince engine, and the design. Without a manual, figuring out how to set the clock in a mini cooper is next to impossible. On january 10, 2012, mini recalled 88,911 mini cooper. Bmwmini refuse to help with the repair because the vin is not on their recall list even though the vehicle falls into the recall group d s. On january 15, 2009, mini recalled 28,450 mini cooper. Bmw mini refuse to help with the repair because the vin is not on their recall list even though the vehicle falls into the recall group d s. Mini cooper 2007 20 what you need to know about the timing chain tensioner recall.
Mini cooper maintenance costs are in line with other performance cars. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and maintenance information. Timing chain tensioner replacement on 2nd generation mini cooper. Mini cooper r56 turbocharged engine timing chain guides.
The timing chain in mini cooper cars can loosen at relatively low mileage. Bmw mini cooper defective transmission class action settlement. Jun 10, 2014 the transverse mounted, engine which is common practice nowadays was revolutionary at the time. If you own a 20072010 mini cooper s over 30,000 miles on the. Im trying to fault find a vanos problem on my 2007 mini cooper nonturbo n12 engine. Bmw of north america llc was hit with a proposed class action in new york federal court thursday alleging a timing chain defect in its 20072010 mini. See how to replace the timing chain on mini cooper r56 models. Its manualpetrol so at least no diesel or automatic gearbox problems.
May 16, 2015 timing chain tensioner replacement on 2nd generation mini cooper often referred to as the death rattle noise, this audible sound coming from the engine bay is the timing chain in your r55, r56, or r57. I have a 2007 mini cooper s bought at palo alto bmw mini. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning june 11. Jul 24, 2018 the mini cooper has long struggled with transmission issues. This is a complaint against the timing chain and tensioner for the mini cooper which is known to be faulty. Possible death rattle situation on a 2007 mini cooper r56 s. Ive been reading that theres also a nonreturn valve on the. Crossed 75k miles yesterday on my 03 ss roughly 30month delivery anniversary. Sorry, only just seen your reply ive got the trusty haynes manual. Jun 04, 2015 i have a customer that had 5 of them replaced within 70,000 miles before his vehicle went out of warranty.
Our 2009 has the same issues and minihas told us it is the timing chain as well. Mini cooper timing chain tensioner class action lawsuit. Good news mini cooper timing chain warranty extension, recall. Good news mini cooper timing chain warranty extension. Bmw canterbury noted a timing chain rattle was result of little low on oil which. However, i was not changing my timing chain due to the death rattle. View recall reports to see if the 2009 cooper was recalled for safetyrelated defects or noncompliance with u. They had the car for about 48 hours, but the drove out to pick mine up, left me a loaner, then came back out to return my car. The lawsuit alleged that the company installed defective timing chain tensioners in mini cooper hardtop and clubman models. Mini cooper 200720 what you need to know about the timing.910 736 427 613 269 75 1225 837 35 98 1184 654 641 1217 1228 1067 473 21 647 1209 355 776 267 169 1436 478 1427 691 1324 1146 502 527 471 450 294 674 660 604 574 1378 872 1476