I have a 2010 S. The check engine light has come on throughout the time I've owned it.

Asked by Sep 21, 2016 at 05:30 AM about the 2010 MINI Cooper S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am so upset... I've lived in New Mexico, Kansas and California. All 3
dealerships failed to diagnose/fix the check engine light or address the
"rattling" sound. I  eventually blew a head gasket which f&$ked my engine
and cost a few grand, even under a 5 year protection plan.

The rattling got so bad recently (after the re-built engine, mind you) that I
had to take it in, again. They said the timing belt, tension contraption, or
whatever, was faulty. I asked about the class action lawsuit and they said my
VIN falls, "just outside," of the manufacturing dates.

When I attempted to drive it home, it overheated. It was leaking coolant  
everywhere. The dealership said this wasn't their fault. It was only a
coincidence. And to put a cherry on top, my battery died. They also said this
had nothing to do with the service. I asked why, if my battery was on the
verge of dying and if my radiator was on the verge of busting a valve --- why
--- didn't my check engine light come on before they serviced it?

I think BMW should be sued for all of the MINIs they've manufactured since
Y2K. This is worse than an American car.

My question, finally, is, "Who wants to file a class action law-suit with me
concerning the check-engine light?"

2 Answers

94,525

Not to be condescending here but this part of the site is for repair questions not law suits . I know you are mad but I would call a lawyer and talk to him about your situation

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
115

Get a code reader at auto parts store. Get the codes and google them. A check engine light May not forecast a battery failure or a gasket issue.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Check Engine Light keeps coming on! 29 answers

    Just bought a 2013 Mini Cooper Knightsbridge in June, 2013. The light has come on 6 times!! Mini replaced spark plugs and ran all kinds of other tests. They had my car for 33 days last time. I o...

    2013 MINI Cooper Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Afraid I got a lemon. 7 answers

    I bought a 2010 Mini Cooper convertible manual transmission in September this year. Since I bought it I've had to replace the oil filter housing and then the water pump. Now check engine light is on. ...

    2010 MINI Cooper Base Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Mini Cooper check engine light 5 answers

    I have a 2007 Mini Cooper s. I owned it for about three months when the check engine light came on and it went into limp mode. The throttle body was replaced. About 14 months later, the same thing ...

    2007 MINI Cooper S Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine dash light stays on. how do i get it off 28 answers

    I have a mini cooper 2006 and the engine light is on solid. Took it in to Mini dealer and they spent 2 hours diagnosing, and couldn't find any air or oil leaks anywhere. Wanted permission to spend w...

    2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Thinking of buying a used certified mini cooper. How much can I hope to get off the sticker price? Also, does it make sense to get a certified use car? 14 answers

    Looking at 2010 to 2013 for college daughter.

    2010 MINI Cooper Base

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Search MINI Cooper Questions

MINI Cooper Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 530
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 510
#3 mightymini11
mightymini11
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Countryman
134 Great Deals out of 2,851 listings starting at $6,995
Used MINI Cooper Clubman
84 Great Deals out of 3,933 listings starting at $3,699
Used Volkswagen Beetle
192 Great Deals out of 8,837 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,387 Great Deals out of 37,824 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
669 Great Deals out of 77,410 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
393 Great Deals out of 19,086 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 44,400 listings starting at $1,000
Used Fiat 500
92 Great Deals out of 7,384 listings starting at $3,595
Used Volkswagen GTI
96 Great Deals out of 6,111 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,609 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
282 Great Deals out of 38,302 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Corolla
877 Great Deals out of 74,413 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 MINI Cooper S For Sale
864 listings starting at $23,660
2016 MINI Cooper S For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 217 listings starting at $19,485
2015 MINI Cooper S For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 152 listings starting at $16,977
2014 MINI Cooper S For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 110 listings starting at $13,727
2013 MINI Cooper S For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 338 listings starting at $9,599