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post #1 of 25 Old 01-07-2015, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Engine light on :(

Good morning all,

I've been driving my 2015 Mini for 2 months now and am completely sold on it... What a fantastic drive.
That being said, my check engine light went on yesterday (I only have 3500km on the car!)
When I do all system checks available through the main menu, it tells me everything is fine. The car feels fine - maybe a bit sluggish but I don't know if it's my imagination.
I'll be bringing it in as it's obviously still under warranty, but I'm just wondering if many others have experienced this and what it could be.

Thanks!
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If the car is running OK, it's likely either a sensor is getting flaky, or, believe it or not, the GAS CAP is loose.

Double check the gas cap and see if that fixes it.
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What was the issue ultimately? My gf has 4000 miles on a 2-month old mini and had the engine light come on yesterday. I told her to check the gas cap and she did many times, she's not very happy having paid so much and when she called multiple dealers yesterday no one was willing to even see her until next week. With her work and long hours it's very difficult to get her car to a dealer, she starts before they open and leaves after they close.

Anyone else have this happen? Any insight? I've checked the oil, all statuses are OK in the computer, seems to drive great (a little too great!
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If your CEL is on, even if the car is driving correctly, definitely still take it to a dealer. You might just want to show up at one, as they may allow you to leave it with them, and take a loaner until they can solve the issue.
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Same since yesterday. Engine light is on... A vehicle check shows that everyhing is ok. Nothing feels off.

Is it just me or the new minis are flaky
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Same since yesterday. Engine light is on... A vehicle check shows that everyhing is ok. Nothing feels off.

Is it just me or the new minis are flaky
As uke mentioned it might be the gas cap, first try to unscrew and screw it back on. This happened to me a few times with my 2011 mini.
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Tried that. No luck.
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Good morning all,

I've been driving my 2015 Mini for 2 months now and am completely sold on it... What a fantastic drive.
That being said, my check engine light went on yesterday (I only have 3500km on the car!)
When I do all system checks available through the main menu, it tells me everything is fine. The car feels fine - maybe a bit sluggish but I don't know if it's my imagination.
I'll be bringing it in as it's obviously still under warranty, but I'm just wondering if many others have experienced this and what it could be.

Thanks!

Same thing happened to my wife's new coupe. She received it in August and on one of the first real cold days here in Canada (winter) during the month of December, we had the same issue as you (appears to be the same issue)... Ours was a faulty engine thermostat. The car was sluggish when I was driving it, and when I felt that, the engine light went on. It felt like something was holding me back. Not sure if this is your issue...but others also might be onto something as well....gook luck !..,,take it into the dealer to read the code in order to fix the issue under warranty. Thermostat was replaced, all normal after that. 2 years later and 3 real cold Canadian winters, everything is fine...fingers crossed.
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After talking to a bunch of service people she got hold of a manager that let us take the car in and got us a free rental from a place down the street. They're going to service the car on Monday.
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