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.

3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2008 Mini Cooper lights problems

lights problem

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2008 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012011

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles

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

The plastic housing for both headlights are beginning to crack; potentially exposing the xenon lightbulbs. Failure of headlight(s) while driving could be extremely dangerous while driving at night, especially on an unfamiliar roadway.

- Alexandria, KY, USA

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