2009 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Mini Cooper

2009 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.

Motor Replaced

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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2009 Mini Cooper Questions

engine comes on yellow periodically. adding coolant seems to make it go off. to (1 answer)

today the light came on and when I shut the car off the fan kept running for about 5 minutes

Car wouldn't start from the cold. Put on charger, now it cranks, still no start. (1 answer)

A red battery indicator light suddenly came on today... (1 answer)

Soon after it started making this clack, clack, clack sort of a sound. I checked my owners manual and it said red battery light means the battery is no longer being charged, there may be an alternator malfunction. I've only had my 2009 Mini Cooper for about 1yr and 4mo. it has 40,000 or so mi...

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2009 Mini Cooper Recalls

Some Vehicles Delivered with Incorrect Wheel Size

Twelve Mini Cooper vehicles were assembled with 15-inch wheels instead of 16-inch wheels and tires as indicated on the tire frame label on the door frame. This does not conform with with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regarding tires and wheels. Dealers will replace the 15-inch wheels and tires with the-16 inch wheels and tires free of charge. The recall began May, 2009.

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