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 Problems

Clutch 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.

Electric Door Locks May Malfunction

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

Service Recommend for "Sealed For Life" Transmissions

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.

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2008 Mini Cooper Questions

My 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 ...

my wheel shakes when I drive, is it because I have a bent wheel? (1 answer)

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.

How to know if the issue is rusty coolant vs bad sensor? (1 answer)

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.

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2008 Mini Cooper Reviews

I have had catastrophic failures before 45,000miles. I have brought it to the MINI service center for these failures, including: replacing spark plugs, faulty coil pack, catalytic converter failure, on-board computer replacement, total replacement of the transmission and currently, the solenoid valve replacement which is not yet fixed. Researching: WMWMF33518...Engine/Exhaust System Problem/E...

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