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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,500 miles

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2006 Mini Cooper clutch problems

clutch problem

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2006 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192011

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated while driving 50 mph and attempting to shift into fourth gear to increase speed, the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at as the clutch. The dealer replaced the clutch assembly. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 34, 4000. Updated 05/24/11

- Washington , DC, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles
As the clutch was engaged there was a grinding and slipping noise that developed from full stops. This usually only happened when trying to accelerate in first gear. This began with fewer than 3,000 miles on the car and occurred intermittently, but was first most noticeable in cold and wet weather. It was now progressing to occur more often. Several others have complained about this problem on forums, such as the website forum for minis, North american motoring.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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