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2008 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance

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

2008 Mini Cooper Problems

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

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

Car ran hot. Hood latch failed. Towed in. Had to have hood latch replaced. Then diagnosis included "cylinder head warped, cylinder walls scored, cyl 2 and cyl 3 filled with water rusted/pitted." Replaced motor. After engine install, technician diagnosed "knocking noise coming from pulleys of engine" and cause was "serp belt tensioner/friction gear assy faulty due to mechanical malfunction - excessive bearing clearance causing pulley movement a...

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2008 Mini Cooper Questions

2008 Mini Cooper, base model. Front brake pads,rotors and wear sensor have been replaced but the center console information center is still indicating the brakes are worn out. What is the procedure to reset this? The Mini dealer is saying if they did not perform the repairs they will not reset it.

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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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