The Countryman, produced by BMW under the Mini Cooper marquee, is a compact sports utility vehicle featuring four side doors as well as a rear hatch. The German car maker has sold many models of this vehicle between 2011 to the present. While this SUV is mostly worry free, some problems do crop up from time to time.
An issue that some drivers of the Countryman have brought up concerns the vehicle's failure to start right away when the temperature drops below a certain degree. Many owners in the colder parts of the country, including the upper Midwest, have reported this problem when the temps outside have dropped to freezing. The car eventually will start, but only after several false starts that give the owners cause for concern.
These vehicles have generally been worry-free previously and also have relatively low miles on them. While there may not be a reason to suspect a major problem with the engine, any engine trouble should be looked into, especially with the temperature dropping in the winter months. It would not be good to have the car fail to start during a winter storm or to break down on the side of the road in sub-zero temperatures.
If you live in a part of the country that experiences cold weather and you have had an issue of your Mini Countryman failing to start when the temps drop, then you should take your vehicle in to be checked out by an independent Mini Cooper repair specialist. This is not something that can be put off for another day as it can cause significant safety concerns.
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