2008 Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance

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

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

faulty window regulator is the cause of the pop noise.

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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Had my a/c recharged. the unit kicks on and off but still hot air. It's leaking out near the evaporator. Could it be a hose gone bad?

I'm in the process of buying a 2008 Mini Cooper S with 42,300 or so miles on it. I had a safety check done at a very good garage. I really don't like the local Mini Dealership. And since I'm hearing nightmare stories about timing chains and turbos going. I'm thinking I need some p...

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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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