Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

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2008 Mini Cooper suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152008


  • 2,500 miles


My 2008 MINIconvertible has a bad vibration that starts at 70mph. The car has been in for several service visits where the tires have been rebalanced twice, tires replaced twice, four wheel alignment, and inspection of the suspension. None of these actions has corrected the problem. BMW / MINIacknowledge the problem and claim the car is behaving as designed. I believe this is a safety issue and have stopped driving the car on the highway. I also believe that further damage is being done to the suspension and drive train and could lead to an accident.

- Frederick, MD, USA

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