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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,069 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Mini Cooper Clubman Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 022015

Cooper Clubman

  • 74,807 miles


The passenger air bag seat sensor is not working. Air bag indicator displays air bag is off when a passenger is in the front passenger seat. Multiple warnings indicate a passenger restraint system failure. No incident occurred to make this happen.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 242014

Cooper Clubman 4-cyl Diesel

  • 19,400 miles
The passenger seat occupancy light lit up in 2 places on dash information-there was no occupant in the seat. Researching this issue @ MINIcooper web sites indicates this is a common problem and has persisted for at least 10 years. It is an extremely expensive repair (usually between $1600 & $2600) as the occupancy sensor (for air bag deployment) is sewn into the bottom of the seat & the repair calls for the bottom cover of the seat to be replaces with a new sensor pre-sewn in. The sites offer "emulator" kits which tricks the sensor-but will prohibit air bag deployment in many cases. The kits sell for approximately $79. This is a real safety danger.

- Sedona, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 152011

Cooper Clubman 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The front passenger seat occupancy airbag sensor has failed. Consequently the front passenger airbag is turned off even if the seat is occupied. This is an ongoing problem with previous MINIs and BMW's and warrants a safety recall. This is an expensive repair and previous older model MINIs and BMW's have been recalled to fix this issue.

- Forest City, NC, USA

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