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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,383 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Mini Cooper Clubman engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Mini Cooper Clubman Owner Comments

problem #3

May 072015

Cooper Clubman

  • 85,000 miles

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

Leaking turbo oil feed line. Oil feed line leaks oil causing smoke and strong smell.

- West Reading Pa, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 112015

Cooper Clubman

  • 111,200 miles
The timing chain assembly is failing after having the car for less than 5,000 miles after buying it used from a MINIdealership who had performed their usual inspections and resale maintenance. Apparently the timing chain is inside the engine casing and the metal chain runs along a plastic guide. The top portion of the plastic guide has, it appears, failed, causing a very loud engine noise and risking complete timing failure which, of course, could potentially present serious mechanical and safety issues if it happens at high speed. I have found wide reports of this happening similarly in other cars, however after a quick search, I don't see this issue listed on this NHTSA site, so I thought it should be added. See these links for reference: www.consumeraffairs.com/news/consumers-complain-of-MINIcooper-timing-belt-failures-080113.html and blog.autoworkstx.com/2014/10/MINIcooper-timing-chain-issues/

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 092013

Cooper Clubman 4-cyl

  • 38,950 miles
Playing golf, car is in parking lot. Engine catches fire, destroyed front half of car, engine fell on pavement.

- Covina, CA, USA

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