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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2008 Mini Cooper has problems with the oil feed lines to the turbo leaking which is not only dangerous & a fire hazard, but also costs $1,200 to fix at relatively low mileage.

Also the 2008 Mini Cooper has a defective timing belt tensioner pulley that can cause the timing chain to break, resulting in expensive engine damage.

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,740 miles

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2008 Mini Cooper body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 182014

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 44,740 miles

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

The dealer informed me my oil feed lines to the turbo were leaking and would need to be replaced soon. After doing some research found the couplings that attaches these lines to the turbo are defective. The dealer says there is not a recall and will cost approx: $1200. The dealer installed a turbo shield to help with the heat that is causing the line to prematurely fail. With so many affected shouldn't MINIbe fixing this issue.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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