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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,833 miles

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2006 Mini Cooper transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012010

Cooper

  • 47,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper. The contact stated that the vehicle clutch was defective. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the clutch and fly wheel needed to be replace. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who offered to pay for half of the costs. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 47, 000 and the current mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Kaufman , TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 182010

Cooper

  • 20,000 miles
Tranny went on my 2006 S manual at 20K, 3 weeks out of warranty. I brought it in 5 weeks earlier while still under warranty and told them that it was slipping out of gear. They said "they could not replicate the problem?. I realize now that they chose these words carefully. 5 weeks and 1000 miles later, just our or warranty it blew. Said the tranny fluid was dark and full of shards. Did they not check this last month????" they told me 6K to fix it. I blew a gasket. He called me back a few hours later and said MINIwould provide the parts for free if I paid $1300 labor. After researching on the internet, I have found that there are hundreds of people with the same issue on their MINIs, many more then I have seen when I have done searches on other issues. I think this is a huge problem that needs to be addressed.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 252009

Cooper

  • 19,500 miles
2006 MINIcopper S. I bought it with 15997 miles on the car. The clutch went out 3000 miles later and the MINIdealership was asked to check out the car especially the clutch only 2 months prior to this happening. No warning lights appeared before the clutch stopped working. Now the dealer tells me that is not covering by the warranty and then informs me that this will be the third clutch to be installed in this vehicle.... one was replaced at 8000 miles and then another at 11000 miles (first owner) and now again at 19000 miles. This is not acceptable and I have researched with many other MINIowners that have experienced the same or similar issues. Some may have started their own class action lawsuit.....please advise!

- Richmond, CA, USA

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