Heater on 2013 r56 not blowing hot air

Asked by Nov 17, 2015 at 07:28 AM about the 2013 MINI Cooper S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2013 CooperS, no problems to date. Suddenly noticed that I'm not getting
much heat--wondering if anyone has ideas, diagnostic/repair-wise. Here are
the details:

1) All of the following seems to apply whether or not I have temperature
control on or off.
2) The car takes an unusually long time to start blowing warm air (even then,
not hot like I’m used to with this car)
3) With temperature control on, it seems to act (mechanically) as normal:
when the engine first starts, with the thermostat set at , say, 74 degrees, the
fan stays on the lowest level—presumably to allow the engine to heat up. A
couple of minutes later, per usual, the fan speed increases—but it continues to
blow cool or, at best, lukewarm air.
4) A couple of minutes after getting up to highway speed, the air blown gets
warmer—though not up to usual hot level I’ve come to expect with the car.
5) Then, when I come off the highway and idle at a light, the air returns to
the cool/lukewarm state.

Any thoughts or suggestions are much welcomed! Thanks, Mike

2 Answers

265

The thermostat is defective. Replace it and you will be fine. Have them check if the housing is leaking while you're at it. Replace if it is.

10

Hi I have just replaced the thermostat on a 57 plate mini as I was getting no heat at low speed but good heat when on the motorway. The problem still exists - what do I try now?

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