hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,719 miles

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2009 Mini Cooper Clubman electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Mini Cooper Clubman Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 292016

Cooper Clubman

  • 34,200 miles


Ive personally driven my 2009 MINICooper clubman 11K miles of the 34K it has on it without any issue until on June 5th, 2016 I parked it near my work and returned to it the next morning.it started up just fine and I just let the first gear take me out of the parking garage. Then I tried to accelerate once on the road and nothing... no power. I put the pedal to the floor and nothing. I pulled over and it sounded like a labored, clanky, rough idle. Got it towed to a shop, diagnostic test showed main relay failure and something about valvetronic servomotor and limitation and plausible air mass sensor issue. Main relay part replaced for $20.worked fine after that. Eighteen days later it happened again. Went home and after some research, I found scary possibilities could happen with my MINIrelated to the engine cooling systems, air intake, water pump and timing chain sensor worst of all. Things that could cause damage if failed while on the highway at 70mph or in an intersection or in traffic! to date, ill be returning to the shop that helped meet band aid the problem, then to my real professional to help me diagnose and treat further possible issues.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

May 252014

Cooper Clubman 4-cyl

  • 146,957 miles
The driver's side door will not open using either the inside or outside handle. The door lock button does go up and down but does not have any effect on the door opening. This is the third MINIdoor we have had this issue with (we own two MINIs, unfortunately). This is a very serious safety issue that MINIshould acknowledge and fix but they continue to ignore going on for at least 12 model years. When will it be fixed, when someone dies?

- Henderson, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 022013

Cooper Clubman 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
My car overheated after driving only 15 miles on the highway. The warning light came on (red- stop let the engine cool down) then went off then came back on (orange- continue on your journey; let engine cool down soon). By the time I located the symbol to see what the problem was I was at my exit. The car sputtered and stalled on the off ramp and I could see black smoke and smell burning from under the hood. I pushed the car off the road and called for help. There appeared to be no oil or water in the car and I had it towed to the dealership. I just had it serviced at the dealership 28 days before this happened as I had an incident with my key fob not releasing and was concerned this might be an indication of a bigger problem. The fob finally released after 40 minutes of sitting in a parking lot! they performed a complete inspection and changed the oil, air filers, brake fluid and gave the car a clean bill of health for $400 and 28 days later I have catastrophic engine failure and they quoted me $9000 to replace the engine! I saw several posts of similar issues on MINIblog sites and felt compelled to file a complaint. I have a base model and not an "S" which was part of a MINIrecall for electrical/water pump issues. If there is a consistent electrical problem where the thermostat fails or water pump fails on the base model then MINIshould address it.

- White House, TN, USA

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