2006 Mini Cooper check engine light turning on and off randomly

Asked by Feb 09, 2017 at 12:03 AM about the 2006 MINI Cooper Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 convertible Mink Cooper. 93,000
miles on it. Let me preface by saying I have a faulty
sensor so I have random lights on all the time. I just
haven't had the $200 to repair the thing yet.
The main problem is that my engine repair light has
been randomly turning off and on the past month.
Had a buddy check out the car for any leaks or oil
issues, we found none. I am paranoid because I
love this car so I've been listening to it run and
trying to hear if anything sounds off. Everything is
fine. It runs great and everything is working and I'm
having no other issues besides that stupid light. It
will be on solid for a day, then be off the next. Or it
will turn off when I park and start it again. I'm taking
it in to get checked out tomorrow to see what the
codes show. I read somewhere that if the gas cap
isn't on exact this causes the light to come on so I
will have to test that in the morning. Other than that,
what else could possibly be making the service
engine light be so random like that?

3 Answers

74,655

It is hard to say, you will know when you get the codes read. Some codes are related so its hard to say if it has anything to do with that bad sensor. Just have it checked out.

185

Do you mean the service engine soon light? If you fill the tank while it's running the light will come on then reset. Scan for codes and post them

I got the codes read. Apparently my O2 sensor is busted. They said it won't harm anything and not to worry. I guess I can add that to the list of sensors to get fixed when I have the money.

Your Answer

Cooper

Looking for a Used Cooper in your area?

CarGurus has 10,105 nationwide Cooper listings starting at $1,958.

ZIP:

MINI Cooper Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    740
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    530
  • #3
    mightymini11
    Reputation
    470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
194 Great Deals out of 7,466 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 3 Series
1,090 Great Deals out of 33,467 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
766 Great Deals out of 69,789 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
612 Great Deals out of 36,332 listings starting at $899
Used Jeep Wrangler
354 Great Deals out of 17,375 listings starting at $2,995
Used Volkswagen GTI
143 Great Deals out of 8,174 listings starting at $2,100
Used Honda Accord
1,044 Great Deals out of 58,767 listings starting at $1,099
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
71 Great Deals out of 4,414 listings starting at $2,750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 MINI Cooper Convertible For Sale
226 listings starting at $22,936
2016 MINI Cooper Convertible For Sale
10 listings starting at $21,592

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.