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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.

6.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2008 Mini Cooper clutch problems

clutch problem

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2008 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 042009

Cooper

  • 11,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 MINICooper S. while driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the clutch failed without warning. Immediately, the vehicle stalled in the center of an intersection. Roadside assistance was called to the scene. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was due to abusive operation of the clutch. The vehicle is currently in the process of being repaired; however, the defective component is not covered in the service warranty. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 11,000.

- Moreno, CA, USA

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