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2008 Mini Clubman repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (30%)

Other (5%)

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2008 Mini Clubman repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (39%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

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2008 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Clubman in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2016
Feb 2014

32000 mi
Timing chain tensioner IE: Death Rattle 
May 2016

49300 mi

US $200
Replace thermostat 
Jun 2016

50000 mi

US $200
Replace leaking oil lines to turbo, gaskets on oil filter housing and oil cooler 
Mini Clubman in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2015
Apr 2014

63300 mi

US $910
VANOS solenoid valve failed. Much of the labor was "diagnostic", so if we had known exactly from the start it would not have cost as much. Antenna broke off. 
Oct 2014

68700 mi

US $130
Rear brake pad sensor failed prematurely. 
Oct 2015

78700 mi

US $1400
Turbo failed. Primary water pump needed replacement. Intake boot needed replacement. Oil pan & oil filter housing leaks Vacuum lines needed replacement. Valve cover cracked and needed replacement. Work not performed. 
Mini Clubman in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

89280 mi

C $700
Seized front driver-side caliper 
Mini Clubman in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

57000 mi

US $737
Replaced broken thermostat assembly, water pipe and coolant 
Jun 2016

63000 mi

US $192
Replaced four year old battery. 
Mini Clubman in Missouri, United States
Oct 2012 - May 2013
Feb 2013

63700 mi

US $100
Hesitations, poor mpg, reduced performance. Engine replaced due to cylinder #3 out of round. 
Mini Clubman in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2016
Jan 2013

18300 mi

US $330
timing chain and tensioner had to be replaced 
May 2014

25700 mi

US $600
Front brake pads replaced Door sills trim peeling up. Replaced both door sills. Hood scoop replace due to warping from heat. Vanity mirror cover on sun visor broke off. Had to replace replace sun visor since it is all one unit. 
Oct 2014

29000 mi

US $1185
Turbocharger oil line was leaking. Oil line replaced. Had to replace battery. This was original battery that had lasted six years. 
Mini Clubman in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2016
Jul 2009

8000 mi
Replaced LED third brake light assembly. Second time 
Aug 2009

9000 mi
windows don't go up/down properly 
Mar 2010

12000 mi
Rear barn door handle slightly loose. Engine coolant low a few times. Pressure tested no leak found. Refilled tank. 
Sep 2010

17000 mi
Replace timing chain and tensioner door sill coming loose 
Mar 2011

18877 mi
Replace warped hood scoop 
Apr 2011

19000 mi
replaced third brake light, had water inside it. Front MINI logo minor peeling, replaced 
Aug 2011

21000 mi
thermostat stuck open, replaced thermostat assembly. 
Jan 2013

29000 mi

US $253
replaced oil pan gasket crank shaft seal leaking oil, replaced seal 
Mar 2013

30000 mi
re-sealed oil pan replaced crank shaft seal,vibration damper,v-belt,drive wheel 

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2008 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Clubman in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2012

12100 mi

US $1500
Bad tapping sound from engine, first dealer said it was normal to make that sound. Second dealer replaced timing chain assembly under warrantee. the chain had stretched more than 2mm and rubbing against the guides. It was worst when idling. 
Sep 2013

48000 mi

US $175
Aside from inspection and ol change, the ABS light went on and mechanic could not reset light or figure out problem. They changed the abs sensors in each front wheel. I have to go to the stealer to have it looked at. 
Aug 2014

68300 mi

US $60
I removed the rotors and resurfaced them using angled air die grinder with sand paper. I replaced the rear pads. The after market brake kit has performed well, but the cross drill and slotted rotors are noisy. They will need to be replaced. 
Jan 2015

76700 mi

US $800
I was overheating and losing coolant. Water pump replaced; 2 sensors replaced; system flushed; oil change; 
May 2015

90000 mi

US $550
Replaced pads and rotors on all wheels and oil change. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $400
Leak in AC hose. Replaced and recharged the system. 
Dec 2015

105000 mi

US $360
Replaced fuel filter, spark plugs and cabin filter. 
Jun 2016

115000 mi
Never fixed ABS. Assume the controller was NG. 
Mini Clubman in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Oct 2010

30300 mi
Headlight washer cover fell off. Was replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2010

33000 mi
Engine rattled at cold start - a known problem with this motor, required replacement of timing chain, tensioner, and gears. Hood scoop had melted and deformed. dealer replaced it with a new one. 
Mini Clubman in Colorado, United States
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

59000 mi

US $492
Thermost, coolant 
Mini Clubman in Colorado, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
Feb 2013

60000 mi

US $400
Water pump gasket was leaking and needed to be replaced. Coolant was practically empty by the time I got the car in. Oil was also leaking through this somehow. Timing chain guides had broken and needed replacing, including the chain. 
Dec 2013

75000 mi

US $680
Replaced the valve cover and exhaust header gaskets. 
Jul 2014

79000 mi

US $270
replaced crankshaft seal & oil change 
Mini Clubman in California, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2011
Jun 2011

53000 mi
Carbon got into one of my valves and burned out the engine. 
Mini Clubman in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

14000 mi
Dealer replaced both left and right door sill trim pieces which were lifting up. Repair covered under warranty. 
Jan 2012

14500 mi
Replaced a distorted hood scoop due to excessive heat from the turbo. 
Dec 2012

16000 mi
Windows were coming down half way when the top of window travel was reached. This is a known issue with Mini's. Dealer reprogrammed car with latest software. Courtesy repair after warranty expired. No charge. 
Sep 2015

20000 mi

US $90
Replaced battery which was 4 years old. 2nd battery I've replaced since I've owned the car. 
Mini Clubman in Missouri, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2012
Jan 2009

11000 mi
Headlight alignment issue. Aimed too high from the factory. Possible issue with hood scoop warping was noted at the same time.  
Jul 2009

19000 mi
headlight alignment a second time  warped intake grille ...new parts on order. 
Apr 2010

32000 mi
Loud whining when starting - Cam Chain Tensioner replaced. Dash had many rattels at 1500-2000rpm in all gears everytime you run it through the gears. Had to go back 2 times to get it right. 
Nov 2010

36000 mi
bad misfire when cold and pulling away from a stop. Occasional misfire when running at constant speed. Rattle in dash...worked on but still present in every gear at 2000rpm. 
Jan 2011

39300 mi
still a miss cold and when warm more rattle in the dash  
Mar 2011

40000 mi

US $200
Intermittent miss under acceleration.  Multiple rattles in the dash. 
Oct 2011

49000 mi
Waterpump weeping onto parking area. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2012

51000 mi
Sunroof misalignment - corrected under warrenty.  Dash squeaks, attempted correction. 

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2008 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mini Clubman in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2013
Jan 2010

14000 mi
check engine light yellow. Not full power in drive. Power returned after warm up. Under warranty dealer replaced throttle valve assembly. No further problems. 
Jul 2011

30000 mi
Rear door would not open manually. Replaced all wiring with correction proof wiring. 
Jan 2012

36000 mi
check engine light on no change in driving function. dealer replaced tank venting valve car ok then check engine light back on dealer checked all electric systems replaced air mass sensor 
Sep 2012

46000 mi
am radio did not receive signals from stations floor door sill became unglued 
Mini Clubman in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

61000 mi

US $555
Cold morning car started went into limp home mode 

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2008 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Clubman in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

US $300
Lower radiator hose dragged. Coolant exhausted. Engine died. 
Mini Clubman in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2013
Sep 2008

200 mi
Airbag sensor passenger side was disconnected at delivery. Fixed 
Sep 2010

23000 mi
Sunroof got stuck, dealer readjusted. Started to rattle as a result 
Jul 2011

29500 mi
Sunroof rattled, installed new seal 
Jun 2012

41000 mi

US $760
Drive belt and drive wheel for water pump exchanged. Drive wheel was flattened causing knocking sound at idle. According to dealer something got into the drive belt/wheel causing the damage on both belt and wheel. 
Mini Clubman in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

8000 mi
club door lock would not disengage door sill trim coming up on drivers side 
Mini Clubman in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2015
Jan 2009

8647 mi
Club door intermittently will not open. MINI could not duplicate. Power windows stopped dipping; one-touch up and down does not work. Reprogrammed control units. Rattle coming from CD compartment area. Replaced CD carrier and shelf. 
Jul 2009

14871 mi
3rd brake light trapping moisture. Replaced seal. Power windows stopped dipping again; one-touch up and down does not work. Replaced module and reprogrammed control units. 
Jun 2010

25695 mi
Club door intermittently will not open. I was able to duplicate in the service bay. Aligned door, replaced lever, replaced cable assembly, and lubricated. Squeaks in dash and tachometer fixed. Felt lining added in places for dash; tachometer replaced. 
Aug 2010

27565 mi
Check Engine Light came on. Thermostat fault -- replaced. 
Feb 2011

32191 mi
Check Engine Light came on. Evap leak -- replaced fuel tank breather. 
Aug 2011

37601 mi
Door lock buttons rattle when in unlocked position. Insulated w/ felt Door sill strips separating from sill; both replaced. Rear weatherstripping on barn doors delaminating. Both replaced. Replaced blown left front woofer. 
Dec 2011

41046 mi
Radio multifunction display LCD screen distorted. Radio replaced / reprogrammed. 
Jun 2012

48297 mi
A/C not as cold as it was. Found low charge by .3 lbs, but couldn't find leak. Dash still squeaks / rattles at windshield. Found loose dash pins, corrected and insulated them. Driver side seat bolster left side ripped. Replaced seat bottom cover. Gap below secret compartment above glovebox. Fixed once already, same fit problem again after the radio was replaced under warranty. Replaced knee bolster -- deformed. Rattle in Tachometer (replaced once already 6/23/2010.) Replaced again. Seat belt chime occasionally will not shut off even if seat belt is latched. Nothing on the seat when this happens, so it's not the weight sensor wanting that seat buckled. I had it written up on RO so warranty will cover if it recurs. 
Mar 2013

59000 mi
Parking brake has slack, RR brake binding. Found RR parking brake cable connection at the caliper not fully releasing. Removed, lubed, worked back and forth multiple times. Slack gone, no sticking. Will monitor. 
Mar 2014

70000 mi
Three occurrences of check engine light coming on for P0015 Camshaft Position over retarded. Has not recurred for 2 weeks. 
Aug 2014

75000 mi

US $175
Abruptly dropped one cylinder, misfire code. Ignition coil replaced. 
Jan 2015

79000 mi
TPMS malfunction; have not determined if TPMS sensor is out, or something else. Will wait until summer wheels and tires are installed to see if problem persists. 
Mar 2015

79000 mi
TPMS malfunction not related to sensors; summer wheels with known good sensors did not resolve the issue. significant oil usage. Had regularly used 1 quart per 1000 miles, now using 1 qt per 500 or less miles. Check engine light frequently comes on. P0015 Camshaft position sensor over retarded. 
Mini Clubman in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Feb 2012

46500 mi
Noticed very low coolant, Diagnosed for leaking water pump. 
May 2012

47700 mi
The passenger door seal was replaced by the dealer. 

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