2008 Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mini Cooper S

2008 Mini Cooper S Problems

There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions.  Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.

The solution was that BMW replaced the manifold, throttle body and valve to the tune of 600euro ($850) on a car that is only 4 years old! I am writing to BMW, because this is a defect!!

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2008 Mini Cooper S Questions

the a/c doesn't come on checked the pressure it's good hooked up a scan tool and then u can control the system with the scan tool then it says it has a malfunction in the system control where i am in the caribbean there isn't a dealer need to get as much info as possible.It also says ...

It has less than 50,000 miles on it. It was making loud rattling noise, then suddenly engine died. Took it to the dealership and they say the timing belt was broken. They wanted to check too if there are damage to the cylinders. They are quoting me about $6,000 in repair. I find this ridiculous. ...

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2008 Mini Cooper S Recalls

The electrical circuit board in the auxiliary water pump can malfunction and overheat. The circuit board may smolder, which could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump to correct this concern.

The tailpipe extension protrudes slightly past the rear bumper. Inadvertent contact with the tailpipe extension could occur. If the extension were hot, a burn could result. Dealers will replace the tailpipe extension with a shorter one to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during January of 2009.

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