Mini Cooper Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility:

Current and former owners and lessees of Mini Coopers with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for the following models:

  • Mini Cooper (R50) – model years 2002 – 2006
  • Mini Convertible (R52) – model years 2005 – 2008
Estimated Amount:

The settlement you will receive depends on the cost of CVT repairs and the age / mileage of your car at the time of the repair.

The maximum claim is $4,100 and the age / mileage limitation is 8 years / 150,000 miles.

Proof of Purchase:


Claim Form: Mini Cooper Claim Form
Case Name:

Aarons v. BMW of North America, LLC,
Case No. 2:11-cv-07667-PSG-CW

Bourne-Miller v. BMW of North America, LLC,
Case No. 2:12-cv-09824-PSG-JC

Bonomo v. BMW of North America, LLC,
Case No. 2:12-cv-09820-PSG-CW

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs allege that Mini Cooper vehicles with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) was defective and prone to premature failure.

Settlement Pool: Not applicable
Settlement Website: Mini Cooper Class Action Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: April 2, 2014
Claims Administrator: Aarons v. BMW of North America, LLC
Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 43192
Providence, RI, 02940-3192

7 Responses to Mini Cooper Class Action Settlement

  1. Brian yokotake says:

    Can somebody tell me if I need to fix my Mini Cooper transmission to get in on this settlement my car is in storage cause the transmission is shot the claim paper shows only if you fixed the transmission or sold the car at a loss so do I have to fix the transmission.

    ADMIN – Hi Brian,

    My reading of the settlement is that if you still have the car, you only option is to get the transmission repaired.

    • Vanessa says:

      HI Brian,
      I didn’t even know about the class action but my Mini only had 32K miles, i bought it used it was a 2008 so it was not under warranty. I made a big stink at Mini and they told me out of goodwill gesture they would repair it for free at any dealership. I have been back to the same dealer 3 times. Instead of replacing it I think they are trying to repair it, which is no good because it is defective. Take it to a dealer and tell them it is listed in class action. they will repair it for you. I am hopeful that it will be resolved and so far I haven’t had to spend a dime while they figure it out. They told me the cost of a new trans was $9-10K
      Good Luck!

  2. Henri Abesera says:

    I bought my Mini Cooper S and the year is 2008. It is a convertible with a stick shift I live in Los Angeles CA and would like to know where I can get My transmission fixed according to the claim I read on this matter. Thank you. Henri Abesera

  3. george main says:

    Hi. I have a 2006 with the transmission problems,I have not fixed it to date because they want 9k to replace it. My question is do I need to get it fixed before April 2014 to qualify for the class action? Thanks for the info, George Main, 727 742 6987

  4. Richard johnson says:

    Car was sold as is years ago, so I don’t still have most of the info.

  5. Dan Marino says:

    I have a 2003 Mini Cooper, two weeks ago the transmission just failed the car only has 74K on it. now I need a new transmission. Would I be covered?

  6. Paul says:

    I have a 2006 mini that had 112k miles on it when the transmission needed to be replaced. Instead of paying $6k-$9k to replace the transmission, I sold it for less than $2,000. In accordance with the suit, how do I prove that the reason for the low trade-in price was the failed transmission? I have my towing records, but I doubt that is enough.

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