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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!
 

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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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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....**** 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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Assuming you are in the States then 91 Octane is the highest (same as our standard 95 RON octane in the UK) - could well be wrong about that as I'm relying on my memory.
 

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I had the same problem, I have a 2015 F56S with 2,500 miles when i toke it to the dealer and my manifold intake was lose from the factory, I did notice a little less power and when i got pass 4000 RPM it will whistle. Hope this helps.
 

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Assuming you are in the States then 91 Octane is the highest (same as our standard 95 RON octane in the UK) - could well be wrong about that as I'm relying on my memory.
Sometimes there is higher (a couple stations near me do 92 and I've heard of 93 in some places in the country as well), but 91 is mostly what you'll find.
 

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Don't really see minis point then. Unless there was a bad batch?
My last drive around was a focus (very very bog standard) and quite often if I filled up in Asda, rather than, say BP the engine warning light would come on. After a while it would disappear. So, seeing as I have a sainsbury's the same distance from me I filled up there - both standard unleaded fuels.

Kept switching to Asda (slightly cheaper) and after a while would get the engine warning light on all over again. This seemed to happen more often in warmer weather.

Anyway, this does happen to many people, and ever since I refuse to go back to Asda for their fuel - a lot of reports say Tesco is pretty poor too... apparently sainsbury's use BP fuels. So, my gut feeling is that not all fuels of the same marque are the same.
 

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My last drive around was a focus (very very bog standard) and quite often if I filled up in Asda, rather than, say BP the engine warning light would come on. After a while it would disappear. So, seeing as I have a sainsbury's the same distance from me I filled up there - both standard unleaded fuels.

Kept switching to Asda (slightly cheaper) and after a while would get the engine warning light on all over again. This seemed to happen more often in warmer weather.

Anyway, this does happen to many people, and ever since I refuse to go back to Asda for their fuel - a lot of reports say Tesco is pretty poor too... apparently sainsbury's use BP fuels. So, my gut feeling is that not all fuels of the same marque are the same.
Very interesting.
Thanks for the info!
 
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