2008 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mini Cooper
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2008 Mini Cooper ProblemsClutch May Wear Prematurely
There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions. Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.
Failure of the automatic transmission is common. Even though the automatic transmission is advertised as "sealed for life," our technicians recommend the automatic transmission fluid be replaced every 30,000 miles with only the approved Mini/BMW fluid. Our technicians recommend thorough troubleshooting before replacing the transmission because programming procedures can affect how the transmission shifts and there is a special procedure to refill the transmission.
There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.
2008 Mini Cooper QuestionsMy car isn't starting after I hit a pothole. Sensor that cuts fuel supply? (1 answer)
I hit a pothole yesterday (not a very big one in my opinion). Immediately, my car started running rough and died within a few seconds. Now it won't start. The starter engages but it's as though the engine is either not getting fuel or isn't getting a spark. I read that there is a ...
I hit a curb six months ago, popped a hole in my tire. Got new tire and alignment, because I hit the curb hard. Now the car is pulling to either side and shakes when I drive.
My mini has 94k miles. Probably needs a flush/fill. The OBDII shows 286 F coolant temp on a cold engine and code P0118. I'm assuming the sensor is bad - but would like to know how to ID the true cause between a bad sensor and rusty coolant.