The 2nd Generation Mini Cooper Convertible, produced from 2009 to 2015, boasted a charming and distinctive design. It maintained its status as a stylish and fun-to-drive open-top car, appealing to those who sought a unique blend of personality, practicality and an enjoyable driving experience. Some common problems to be aware of are listed below.
High Oil Consumption: Owners of this model have complained of a higher than normal oil consumption rate.
Interior Rattles: Complaints of interior rattles and rattle-related speaker failure are prone in the R56 Hardtop models.
High Carbon Buildup: Models equipped with the N14 and N18 engines may develop more carbon buildup than usual.
Timing-Chain Tensioner Issues: Problems with the timing chain tensioner in the 2nd gen Mini Convertible have been reported. This can lead to engine damage. Take your Mini Cooper to an expert European auto repair shop for examination.
All of these issues can be easily attended to by taking your Mini Cooper Convertible to a local Mini Cooper service center where they will be familiar with your vehicle and the above problems.
Search for a local, independent Mini Cooper repair shop with Mini Cooper mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.