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Crash Test Data for 2018 MINI

No crash test data exists.

 

Service Bulletins for 2018 MINI

2018 MINI COOPER
Bulletin Number: M110117
FAULT 118002 - MIXTURE TOO RICH SETS DURING WINTER WITH COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES: The Service Engine Soon (MIL) light is on with the following fault stored in the DME.
Bulletin Number: M120318
BUZZING NOISE FROM VALVETRONIC MOTOR BEFORE OR AFTER ENGINE OPERATION: Buzzing noise may be heard from the Valvetronic motor when the vehicle is unlocked, before the engine is started, or after engine is turned off.
Bulletin Number: M120418
NOISE COMING FROM OIL FILTER AREA AFTER A COLD START: repeating fizzing noise may be heard from the engine oil filter area after a cold start.
Bulletin Number: M120518
DME FAULT CODE CDC203: One or more of the following Check Control messages (CCM) is displayed:
Bulletin Number: M120618
JCW ENGINE TUNING KIT SHOULD NOT BE PROGRAM WITH ISTA 4.10.1X: Vehicles with the John Cooper Works (JCW) Tuning Kit should not be programmed with ISTA 4.10.1x.
Bulletin Number: M120618
JCW ENGINE TUNING KIT - ENGINE LOSS OF POWER IN STOP-AND-GO DRIVING: The engine may lose power if the vehicle is decelerated, in gear, to a near stop and then accelerated again.
Bulletin Number: M120718
ROUGH RUNNING WITH VARIOUS VANOS FAULTS: The check engine light is illuminated and the vehicle may run rough.
Bulletin Number: M120818
DRIVE WARNING CCM MESSAGES: Check Control Massages (CCM) displayed:
Bulletin Number: M120917
THE ENGINE STARTER INTERMITTENTLY DOES NOT CRANK OVER: The engine will not start, either consistently or intermittently.
Bulletin Number: M120918
DIAGNOSING NON-FUNCTIONING EDRIVE: Vehicle will not go into ╥eDrive╙
Bulletin Number: M12118
DME FC 135608 - VALVETRONIC: NO MOVEMENT IDENTIFIED: Fault Code ╥135608 - Valvetronic: No movement identified╙ stored in the Digital Motor Electronics (DME).
Bulletin Number: M220317
CREAKING NOISE FROM THE LOWER ENGINE AREA: During load reversal or taking off from a stop there is a creaking or droning noise heard from the lower engine area
Bulletin Number: M240118
AISIN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISISON: RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT SHAFT SEAL REPLACEMENT
Bulletin Number: M340317
PREMATURE REAR BRAKE WEAR: ehicles with total mileage below approx. 12,500 may experience premature wear of the rear brakes.
Bulletin Number: M510715
PAINT ON THE B-PILLAR IS SCRATCHED/DAMAGED: The paint finish of the door jamb (above the door striker) is scratched due to the inner door cavity window seal.
Bulletin Number: M540217
CONVERTIBLE TOP REAR WINDOW DAMAGE: When opening the convertible top, the rear window and the luggage compartment cover or convertible top linkage collide causing damage to the rear window.
Bulletin Number: M540417
SERVICE ACTION: REWORKING THE SOFT TOP BOW BEARING: The adjusting element interferes with the soft top and it may or may not cause chafing of the convertible top fabric at the c-pillar area as shown below.
Bulletin Number: M610118
HIGH VOLTAGE SYSTEM: ISOLATION FAULTS: The Check Control message (CCM), "Powertrain malfunction!" is displayed.
Bulletin Number: M610216
HORN DOES NOT WORK: Horn operation is difficult or impossible.
Bulletin Number: M610218
SME FCS 21F156 21F1F7: The following codes are saved in the battery management electronics (SME) fault memory:
Bulletin Number: M610318
THE DISPLAY GOES BLACK, VEHICLE DOESNT START AGAIN AFTER SWITCHING THE ENGINE OFF.: On board computer and navigation system goes black or resets.
Bulletin Number: M620217
FUEL GAUGE ERRONEOUS DISPLAY: Vehicle runs out of fuel but the instrument cluster still displays fuel remaining in the tank.
Bulletin Number: M620218
VEHICLE CHECK DISPLAYS DUE IN CBS DATA AFTER RESET FOR 2ND OIL SERVICE: After reset of service interval (e.g. oil change), the vehicle check is displayed as ╥Due╙ (yellow).
Bulletin Number: M620415
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY IMPLAUSIBLE: In the Instrument Cluster (Kombi) display you may observe an implausible outside temperature reading.
Bulletin Number: M630118
SERVICE ACTION: REPLACE THE LEFT FRONT LIGHT ELECTRONICS CONTROL MODULE: The FLE_L (Front Light Electronic _ Left) module - left side malfunctions.
Bulletin Number: M630318
SERVICE ACTION: REPLACE THE LIGHT ELECTRONICS CONTROL MODULES ON BOTH SIDES: The FLE (Front Light Electronic) module on both sides malfunctions.
Bulletin Number: M650118
NO AUDIO PLAYBACK AFTER REPLACING THE HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 (HU-H2): After replacing the Head Unit High (HU-H2) and performing ISTA4 programming there is no audio playback.
Bulletin Number: M650610
NAVIGATION SYSTEM HAS MISSING OR INCORRECT ROAD MAP DATA: The route guidance is inaccurate and therefore irritating to the customer; or it is not possible to locate certain addresses, for instance:
Bulletin Number: M650617
NBT-EVO NEXT GENERATION NAVIGATION PROFESSIONAL: HEAD UNIT CANNOT BE SWAPPED BETWEEN VEHICLES FOR TESTING. COMPONENT PROTECTION ACTIVE: If either the NBT-EVO head unit or Body Domain Controller (BDC) are swapped into a different vehicle the
Bulletin Number: M660218
CHECK CONTROL STATES REMOTE KEY IS MISSING WHEN THE KEY IS LOCATED IN THE VEHICLE: Only vehicles that have been programmed with ISTA 4.10.1x and I-level 18-03-511 or 18-03-512.
Bulletin Number: M840218
HEAD UNIT HIGH RESETS WITH CONNECTION OF IPHONE 8, IPHONE 8 PLUS OR IPHONE X
Bulletin Number: M840318
BLUETOOTH AND USB AUDIO PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS MISSING - IPHONE: aylists, song titles, etc. from iPhone do not display on Head Unit Basic 2.
Bulletin Number: M840418
IPHONE: CALL LIST MISSING AFTER RESTART: The call list from iPhone 8 or iPhone X, that is displayed, is missing after cycling the ignition.
Bulletin Number: M840518
HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 RESET WHILE BLUETOOTH IS CONNECTED: The following event may cause an unexpected reset of the Head Unit High 2 (NBT EVO) when:
Bulletin Number: M840718
PHONE CONTACTS: HEADUNIT BASIC 2 SORTING ORDER: Improper sorting of phone contacts, in the on-board computer or in the Central Information Display (CID), upon connecting to the vehicle:
2018 MINI COUNTRYMAN
Bulletin Number: M510715
PAINT ON THE B-PILLAR IS SCRATCHED/DAMAGED: The paint finish of the door jamb (above the door striker) is scratched due to the inner door cavity window seal.
2018 MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS
Bulletin Number: M110117
FAULT 118002 - MIXTURE TOO RICH SETS DURING WINTER WITH COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES: The Service Engine Soon (MIL) light is on with the following fault stored in the DME.
Bulletin Number: M120618
JCW ENGINE TUNING KIT - ENGINE LOSS OF POWER IN STOP-AND-GO DRIVING: The engine may lose power if the vehicle is decelerated, in gear, to a near stop and then accelerated again.
Bulletin Number: M120917
THE ENGINE STARTER INTERMITTENTLY DOES NOT CRANK OVER: The engine will not start, either consistently or intermittently.
Bulletin Number: M220317
CREAKING NOISE FROM THE LOWER ENGINE AREA: During load reversal or taking off from a stop there is a creaking or droning noise heard from the lower engine area
Bulletin Number: M510715
PAINT ON THE B-PILLAR IS SCRATCHED/DAMAGED: The paint finish of the door jamb (above the door striker) is scratched due to the inner door cavity window seal.
Bulletin Number: M540217
CONVERTIBLE TOP REAR WINDOW DAMAGE: When opening the convertible top, the rear window and the luggage compartment cover or convertible top linkage collide causing damage to the rear window.
Bulletin Number: M610318
THE DISPLAY GOES BLACK, VEHICLE DOESNT START AGAIN AFTER SWITCHING THE ENGINE OFF.: On board computer and navigation system goes black or resets.
Bulletin Number: M620218
VEHICLE CHECK DISPLAYS DUE IN CBS DATA AFTER RESET FOR 2ND OIL SERVICE: After reset of service interval (e.g. oil change), the vehicle check is displayed as ╥Due╙ (yellow).
Bulletin Number: M620415
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY IMPLAUSIBLE: In the Instrument Cluster (Kombi) display you may observe an implausible outside temperature reading.
Bulletin Number: M650118
NO AUDIO PLAYBACK AFTER REPLACING THE HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 (HU-H2): After replacing the Head Unit High (HU-H2) and performing ISTA4 programming there is no audio playback.
Bulletin Number: M650610
NAVIGATION SYSTEM HAS MISSING OR INCORRECT ROAD MAP DATA: The route guidance is inaccurate and therefore irritating to the customer; or it is not possible to locate certain addresses, for instance:
Bulletin Number: M660218
CHECK CONTROL STATES REMOTE KEY IS MISSING WHEN THE KEY IS LOCATED IN THE VEHICLE: Only vehicles that have been programmed with ISTA 4.10.1x and I-level 18-03-511 or 18-03-512.
Bulletin Number: M840518
HEAD UNIT HIGH 2 RESET WHILE BLUETOOTH IS CONNECTED: The following event may cause an unexpected reset of the Head Unit High 2 (NBT EVO) when:
Bulletin Number: M840718
PHONE CONTACTS: HEADUNIT BASIC 2 SORTING ORDER: Improper sorting of phone contacts, in the on-board computer or in the Central Information Display (CID), upon connecting to the vehicle:

 

Recalls for 2018 MINI

2018 MINI COUNTRYMAN
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:03/02/2018 - 07/18/2018
Potential Units Affected:3501

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and MINI Cooper Countryman SE All4 PHEV vehicles, 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles. Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire.

Consequence:

An electrical shock or a fire can increase the risk of injury or death.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525.
2018 MINI COUNTRYMAN
NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:12/30/2016 - 08/13/2018
Potential Units Affected:9953

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vehicles. These vehicles may be missing a crash protection plate near the high pressure fuel pump, which may result in a fuel leak in the event of a crash.

Consequence:

Without the crash protection plate, in the event of a crash, the fuel pump can become damaged, causing a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire.

Action:

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will install a crash protection plate, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.