Electrical problem on mini 2006

Supernanny
0

Asked by Supernanny Dec 01, 2013 at 09:34 AM about the 2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi i have a mini cooper S 2006 i seem to have an electrical problem my radio will not turn
off and my windows dont go all the way up when i close the doors also my time clock
does not stay on and i have occasionally the ASC /DSC light showing .any help please
on what this could be .

3 Answers

DavidH25
Not Active

Judge Roy...yoo hooo....he has one, and is an expert in these cars, among others

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
wethree
85

I am sad to tell you, BUT, 2005 and 2006 ’S’ model MINIs are KNOWN to have MANY electrical problems and bugs…I have a 2005 S ragtop (bought by myself brand new) and I have had IMPROPERLY DIAGNOSED electrical problems (at the dealership level) since the first year of ownership. The dealership, MARKHAM MINI in Markham Ontario, most particularly the present Service Manager, has consistently said it was/is a battery problem, then they came out with a new excuse-it was my way of driving. Anyway then they would NOT even replace the first battery (for N/C) which was still under warranty at the time. Even at the time of the first problem, and even though the car would NOT start AFTER it was brought out of the service bay and AFTER the battery was replaced, would they do anything more.Then they charged me in excess of $250.00 + taxes for the MINI branded battery they installed…..later on the EXACT SAME MINI BRANDED BATTERIES were supplied to me by CAA at a COST $100.00 each!!!! I have had 6 batteries now with complete drainage of each occurring overnight, and sometimes during the day when I was parked, say, at the grocery store, and when the car was parked in my garage and the following VERY "mysterious" things occurred:(1)the driver/passenger power windows went "up & down" all by themselves-never ending up fully opened nor fully closed-usually found in the middle of the window opening in the morning. The latter was the first bit of evidence indicating to me that something was wrong (2) the car’s interior lighting-map lights,larger reading lamp, etc; went off and on all by themselves (3) some interior lamps stayed on when the doors were closed overnight AND also in the day when the car was parked somewhere (4) even though I had the reading lamp turned off permanently, it, somehow, after many months of NOT turning ON-as I desired-suddenly managed to switch its functionality back ON again. Good grief! Please note I turned this function OFF in the first place because when the lamp turned itself on, and remained on for a long enough period, it created sufficient battery drain so as to make it impossible to start the car. With the BATTERIES being consistently drained, and changed, the clock was always dysfunctional as the dealer never seemed to remember to RESET the proper time. A month or so ago when I took time to go to the MARKHAM dealer to tell the Service Manager that my diligent and detailed research finally indicated the problems to be electrical, HE WOULDN’T EVEN BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR ME saying that I was too much trouble for him/the dealership and I should go to another dealership!!!! I did the latter and was charged nearly $700.00 by this other dealer to supposedly FIX the problem WHICH issues WERE BACK THE VERY NEXT DAY!!! I could go on and on but suffice to say YOU & I MUST keep on pushing BOTH the dealer AND MINI to FIX/PAY FOR the problems in evidence….it has apparently been proven up, many times over, that the NUMEROUS ELECTRICAL FAULTS INHERENT IN THESE VEHICLES IS THAT OF THE MANUFACTURER WHO SHOULD STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT AND NOT PUSH THEIR OWN CORPORATE FAULTS ON TO INNOCENT PURCHASERS. GOOD LUCK!!

mightymini11
285

My Mini was newer, a 2011 and it was free of those issues and any other problems. I think that you should 1st, go to the manager of the dealership and even the owner, explain about the service manager basically throwing you out after telling him of the problems and their ignoring the warranty. Show him all the receipts and if they do not make good on it, bring your efforts to the district manager. If that does not pan out, go directly to Mini USA. In the off chance that they can not help you, go to BMW North America. Good luck!

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • Reliability of the mini? 4 answers

    Are the 2006 mini coopers and newer reliable like a Toyota?

    2006 MINI Cooper

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • mystery button on MINI 2006 dash- 28 answers

    Used MINI, smells like new. Do not know what this button is supposed to help? Mystery oil pressure...will not know until it's too late- Does not turn, does not light up. Pushes alright, but why?

    2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Used Mini Cooper Model/Years 3 answers

    I'm looking for a used Mini Cooper in the 2002 - 2006 year range. I understand that a redesign occurred in 2007. With respect to reliability and performance, are there certain years/models I should ...

    MINI Cooper

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • any recalls on the 2006 mini cooper con,,, and what problems should i expect? it has 60,000 1 answer

    2006 MINI Cooper Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • repairs on a mini? 3 answers

    Im contemplating purchasing a mini. However, there are some questions that i'd like to have some answers to. One, i'd like to know roughly how expensive the reapirs are on the mini because its an entr...

    2006 MINI Cooper

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Cooper
Looking for a Used Cooper in your area?
CarGurus has 9,367 nationwide Cooper listings starting at $2,995.
ZIP:

Search MINI Cooper Questions

MINI Cooper Experts

#1 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 360
#2 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 200
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle"
299 Great Deals out of 12,366 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Wrangler"
569 Great Deals out of 41,125 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic"
740 Great Deals out of 49,029 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,144 Great Deals out of 34,977 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang"
809 Great Deals out of 29,131 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen GTI"
80 Great Deals out of 3,735 listings starting at $2,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
453 Great Deals out of 27,271 listings starting at $2,550
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
824 Great Deals out of 45,865 listings starting at $995
Used Audi A4"
286 Great Deals out of 10,204 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale

2014 MINI Cooper For Sale
3,180 listings starting at $22,882
2013 MINI Cooper For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,012 listings starting at $14,469
2012 MINI Cooper For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 607 listings starting at $13,955
2011 MINI Cooper For Sale
79 Great Deals out of 1,100 listings starting at $10,327
2010 MINI Cooper For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 494 listings starting at $9,500