Bought used F56 with little issues - MINI Cooper Forum
Australia For Australian social and region specific discussion

  • 1 Post By minione2002
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2017, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2017
Local Time: 03:36 PM
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DIY Bought used F56 with little issues

Hi guys,

The F56 is a cool little car to own, but I have some issues that need to be repaired before the warranty expires.

Car: F56 2014 Cooper 1.5 Automatic

1. The car stalled a few times when I put in reverse to back out of a parking spot. The screen tells me to put it back into Park before I can start the engine again. After a quick google, it seems to be known issue on 2014 models and the fix was to get their ECU's updated at the dealer. It slightly increases the engine idle rpm.

Has anyone experienced the same issue as I have?

2. I plugged in my VIN number on Mini Recalls website. It had one outstanding item 'PROGRAM CONTROL UNITS (AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT)'. Is this related to the recent Takata incident? And is it a mass recall?

3. What other recalls or product enhancements should I be aware of? I stumbled upon a scary thread about crankshaft bearing recalls. Does it only affect MCS & JCWs with manual transmission?

Any help is much appreciated!


ksyu is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2017, 05:42 PM
MINI2 Master
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Lothian
Local Time: 04:36 PM
Posts: 5,048
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Quoted: 1037 Post(s)

United Kingdom
Best to take it to BMW and I've also heard that the cranks are weak on these engines

SeanC is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2017, 06:50 PM
MINI2 Master
minione2002's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Hereford,uk
Local Time: 03:36 PM
Posts: 2,823
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Quoted: 625 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
Originally Posted by SeanC View Post
Best to take it to BMW and I've also heard that the cranks are weak on these engines
rod bearings are soft or somfink
SeanC likes this.

minione2002 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Issues with my F56 Wayne6444 Australia 2 Apr 15th, 2016 01:03 AM
PANORAMIC SUN ROOF ISSUES -I'm in talks with Mini Head Office UK PLEASE READ/CONTACT LadyUK General Discussion 63 Oct 8th, 2015 05:56 PM
JCW issues oggmonster General Discussion 1 Jan 20th, 2015 07:55 PM
JCW issues oggmonster Second Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Jan 11th, 2015 01:04 PM
Panoramic sun roof issues /problems - mini head office reply. LadyUK General Discussion 0 Aug 6th, 2014 05:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome