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Old 03-19-2017, 11:55 AM
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Vibration during idle

I just took delivery of a 2017 MINI Cooper S 4 door, and I notice a vibration when I release my foot from the brake pedal. It happens when I let the car's idle move the car forward. The engine is smooth running under normal acceleration.

Is this normal? My last MINI was a justa, and didn't do that, but maybe it's an S thing? Any thoughts? I've got just under 600 miles on the new one.
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:10 PM
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That's interesting. I got rid of my 3 cylinder MINI because of the "rough" idle/low speed characteristics. My new S is much smoother though far from 100% smooth and silent. I think it's just the way the cars are tuned/configured on the sporty side of things.

If you want to feel better about it, go test drive a 3 cylinder automatic. Your S will feel like a 5 series BMW by comparison, lol.
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:22 PM
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I did notice that on the 3 cyl. when I test drove one to see: do I really 'need' a 4 (answer turned out to be yes). And I remember thinking the exact same thing about the 4 cyl, like you said, about how much smoother it was. I just can't remember if I experienced this vibration, due to being excited on my test drive. it may be just a MINI thing like you suggest.

I would say when I put my foot on the brake, the RPMs would be around 600-700 and seemingly smooth. Then, let's say the light turns green, release my brake pedal, engine vibrates and RPM goes to around 900, press on gas and the engine returns to smooth as could be.
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:53 PM
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This might be an obvious question.....do you have the STOP/START enabled? That would definitely explain the vibration. The car is literally starting up every time you take your foot off the brake from a stop.

Make sure the toggle switch is set to off (orange light will be ON). Then it will never turn off, so it won't take back on, and then you won't feel the engine powering up and perhaps vibrating.
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:04 PM
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Hmm interesting thought. My auto on/off has been enabled, however up in NY it has been too cold for the car to turn off. So I guess I could try disabling that, but I doubt that would have anything to do with it. I'll try turning it off and seeing if that makes a difference anyway.
 
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:16 PM
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You'll know if the engine is shut-off as the center display drops two green lEDs down the side then glows them on the ring in the center display.

If my wife is with me, she complains of the start ... but you said you are lifting off the brake and "creeping" forward, I'm not experiencing that, but I wonder if it is just from the cold ?
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:26 PM
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Same exact issue

I have been searching for others posting on this issue. I have exactly the same problem. Engine vibration when I start to release the brake slowly, as in to roll forward. The faster I release the pedal, the shorter the duration of vibration. Did you fine a solution/did the dealer find a fix? I have 800 miles, been doing it since day 1. I don't think I noticed at test drive. I have a 2017 Clubby, # cyl auto.
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:37 PM
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I never got a solution to this. I should have pressed them harder. I’ve got nearly 15k on it now, it’s the same every time. I guess I just accepted it as the nature of it, but you’ve now reminded me of it...perhaps I should mention it again.

the other weird thing is this electronic noise that happens periodically. However I couldn’t reproduce it for the dealership of course.
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:56 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I am going to head to the dealer. I also will test drive another Clubby to see if it does it. In any event, I'll post an update after my visit. I have asked numerous other owners of 2017's, they all say they do not have the issue...
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:03 PM
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Ugh that’s kind of alarming. I should probably bring mine back and press them on this. I wish I could remember if my demo had it, I think I was too excited to notice though. Do you think it has anything to do with being a 4cy turbo?
 
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I see no connection to the 4 cyl. I have a 3 cyl!
 
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That's interesting. I got rid of my 3 cylinder MINI because of the "rough" idle/low speed characteristics. My new S is much smoother though far from 100% smooth and silent. I think it's just the way the cars are tuned/configured on the sporty side of things.

If you want to feel better about it, go test drive a 3 cylinder automatic. Your S will feel like a 5 series BMW by comparison, lol.
Yeah and the 3 cyl stall out easy too. I had a G35 coupe for 10 years and I don't ever remember stalling it. I've had my 3cyl mini for 2 months and I've stalled it probably 4 or 5 times. The gearing is way too tall for the weak little engine.
 
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Originally Posted by the_edge8 View Post
I just took delivery of a 2017 MINI Cooper S 4 door, and I notice a vibration when I release my foot from the brake pedal. It happens when I let the car's idle move the car forward. The engine is smooth running under normal acceleration.

Is this normal? My last MINI was a justa, and didn't do that, but maybe it's an S thing? Any thoughts? I've got just under 600 miles on the new one.
I think this is the same on my 2019 jcw. Vibrates noticeably when moving slowly using the brake especially in traffic or on uneven surface like speed bumps in parking lot. I would say it feels like when I have my foot on brake pedal and release it (like when moving inch by inch in traffic or when going down a building entrance slope) and press it again thats where i get the vibration everytime. Its very unsettling as when it happens it can be felt through the seat, the chasis, and the steering wheel as well as the footwell, its the whole car. In addition the car also vibrates on idle, not continuously but in patterns and sometimes this happens, sometimes it doesnt. It feels like the car has trouble breathing and need to breathe harder. Dont really know how to put it in words
 

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