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Used Mini ONE Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Mini ONE faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Mini ONE fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Mini One (2006-) Fault Guide
Mini One (2001-2006) Fault Guide


Mini One (2006-) Fault Guide

View Mini One (2006-) Fault Guide

We know of 10 MINI One (2006-) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 4 engine faults
  • 3 suspension wear items or faults
  • 1 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 1 recalls

Here's an example fault on the MINI One (2006-)

What to look for:

Test drive the car. Listen for a knocking sound from the middle of the car as the vehicle passes over bumps.

What it means:

If you hear this knocking then this may be caused by failure of the exhaust hanger bracket and its mounting strap. This will need to be replaced.

What to do

If you find this fault then try to reduce the price of the vehicle by £120.00.


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Mini One (2001-2006) Fault Guide

View Mini One (2001-2006) Fault Guide

We know of 13 MINI One (2001-2006) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 1 engine faults
  • 3 suspension wear items or faults
  • 3 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 5 recalls

Here's an example fault on the MINI One (2001-2006)

What to look for:

BMW Mini clutches have a surprisingly short life. In many cases the clutch fails at around 50,000 miles. There are no particular early warning signs.

What it means:

You need to budget to replace a clutch at around 50,000 miles. If the car is approaching 50,000 miles, you may want to negotiate a discount of a percentage of the clutch replacement cost.

What to do

Budget £700 for a new clutch.


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