The Mini Cooper was first produced by the British Motor Corporation in 1959 and quickly became an iconic part of British popular culture in the 1960s. Now owned by BMW, the Mini Hatch/Hardtop was introduced with the Cooper 2nd Generation produced from 2007 to 2014. As much as people love their Mini Hatch/Hardtop vehicles, problems do arise from time to time.
One issue that the 2nd generation Mini Hatch/Hardtop owners have experienced is a problem with the engine starting in cold temperatures. Cold is a relative term. People who live in more southern U.S. states may have a completely different definition of what cold is than those who live further north. Generally, temps below forty degrees can cause this to occur with the first attempt at turning over the engine failing. The problem does not usually continue beyond the second attempt, but this does give owners cause for concern especially during winter months when they rely on their vehicles for transport to and from work.
One possible cause is a faulty battery. Be sure that it is charged and ready to go. Another solution that some people have discovered, is to simply remove the key from the ignition, reinsert it and try again. If this simple trick doesn't work, then perhaps some simple diagnostic test can be run. Some people fail to find a source for the issue after that these tests and remain perplexed.
If you are experiencing cold start issues with your 2nd generation Mini Hatch/Hardtop Coop, be sure to take it in for a complete inspection by a specialized German auto maintenance mechanic. They will be able to isolate the problem and offer an estimate for repair.
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