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2008 Mini Cooper
Problems & Complaints
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.
Worst 2008 Cooper Problems by Category
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- engine problemsNHTSA: 149
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 58
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 16
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 9
- interior accessories problemsNHTSA: 9
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 8
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 6
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 5
- steering problemsNHTSA: 5
- body / paint problemsNHTSA: 4
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 4
- transmission problemsNHTSA: 3
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 2
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 2
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 1
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 1
- lights problemsNHTSA: 1
- clutch problemsNHTSA: 1
- cooling system problemsNHTSA: 1
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