I've just purchased a mini cooper S on a 2007 plate. Bought from a dealership and on day 1 when I drove over 70mph the Engine management light came on. This was the yellow light with a picture of an engine half filled in with a line through it. Needless to say very disappointed.
Fault read as a faulty charge air pressure sensor, replaced today at dealers and when I drove off them same thing happened again, again when driven reasonably hard and just Under 70mph. I don't usually drive too hard but I wanted to check that it didn't happen again and unfortunately it did.
Has anyone any ideas what this could be? I need some reassurance as I'm not far off taking it back and getting a refund.
The dealer has been very fair and said no matter what it is they will get it fixed.
Only other thing worth mentioning is although the EML came on there was no apparent loss of power and the car still drives very nicely.
The same has happened to me. Mini One 2007. Bought it on Friday - drove it home - engine warning light came on as I was driving home and I was losing power. Then when I drove it back to the garage the next morning. The engine light went off. They checked the emmision levels and oil and said that was fine and I was to monitor it. All day Sat the light stayed off and drove fine. Sunday morning - back on again - losing power and today also.
Initially the warning light came on next to the speedometer but now its just in the centre panel. It will occassionally come on and turn off.
That's very strange too. Keep me posted Abmini and let me know what they come up with. I've got the day off work today to try and get mine sorted. As soon as I hear what the problem is il let u know what's wrong with mine. I think it may be something to do with the emissions/fuelling mix but we shall wait and see!!
Righty ho... Collected from garage, they have spoken to Mini. They think it is the electronic valve actuator in the turbo. That would make sense. The car is going in thursday morning to have it fitted. Fingers crossed!
i lent my mum my car on Friday, when i took it to work on Saturday my check engine light was on. Mine had the picture of the engine and the whole picture was lit up. I read up on it and i had alot of people tell me that it might just be because of the bad weather and something may have gotten wet that wasnt meant to be as it has been raining quite heavily the past three days. i had my car garaged hoping the light would turn off the next day, but i've gone out today and the light is still on
what ended up happening with your cars?
Hi all, I have a 2008 coopers s. The first time my engine management light came on the weather was very wet, personally I think I got water in something. The dealership had the car for 2 days, couldnt find a fault. They said monitor it. This has now happened 4 times in total for no specific reason. Last time they said it was low oil, the time before it was a problem with a spark plug. Basically they dont have a clue. Now its come on again and because its just out of warranty they want to charge me £90 just to stick it on the diagnostic machine!"!!!!!! Someone said they wondered if it was the catalytic sensor not getting hot enough as a lot of my journeys are short. So he suggested I drove it between 2-3,000 revs but keep the speed down for about 20 minutes. Someone else said disconnect the battery. Im open to any suggestions but also glad to see its not just me and my coopers s!! Thanks
The catalytic sensor has its own heating element so I dont think reving it will do anything, you need to get the fault code, also if they never fixed it to a satisfactory condition when it was under warranty then it should still be covered, speak to mini(bmw) and explain the situation and hopefully they will help..
The (EML) came on in my 2007 Cooper s and I got a diagnostic check done on it and the
Fault code came up as 2880 "High Pressure Error", I was told by the mechanic that this is a problem with the Fuel Pump and that it is a common problem.
As anyone had the same fault or does anyone know the solution.
I would be very greatfull for any help.
Thanks in advance.
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