2009 Mini Cooper clutch problems: clutch worn out

Clutch Worn Out


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
23,800 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace clutch (1 reports)
2009 Mini Cooper clutch problems

clutch problem

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2009 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 082014

Cooper Convertible

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,756 miles


On Sept 2012, I bought a used 2009 Mini Convertible from the dealer with only 7300 miles. At the time I thought it was a great deal and a fun car to drive around as a 2nd car in the summer. Almost 2 years and 14,000 miles later it is diagnosed with a worn out clutch due to wear and tear!! Late, upon further inspection they claim the Fly Wheel has "hot spots" on it and should also be replaced.

I've tried to challenge the dealer by saying it's impossible for a clutch to wear out in just 14000 miles, especially given my driving style, unless it's faulty to begin with. Dealer claims that Mini does not take responsibility and basically it's my problem to the tune of $2700!! That is more than 10% of the cost of the car.

After researching Mini clutch problems on the internet, it turns out that is a common problem. I'm surprised that they haven't recalled cars that are burning through such an expensive part in less than 1/2 the expected time.

Does anyone know of any class action law suits related to this? Or has anyone gone to small claims court on a related issue?

- lhpa, Philadelphia, PA, US

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