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2009 Mini Clubman repairs by problem area

Engine (59%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 95 repairs.
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2009 Mini Clubman repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (64%)

Chart based on 66 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Mini Clubman 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mini Clubman in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

47000 mi

US $1795
Super Champ Oil Filter installed by Jiffy Lube ruptured internally, sending particles into oil passageways, effectively blocking flow of oil to head. Head seized, and Mini dealer determined that it was the filters fault and voided warranty. 

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2009 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Clubman in Mississippi, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

43600 mi
leak around rear door seals 
Mini Clubman in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

16000 mi
squeaks/rattles in sunroof replaced door sill trim 
Mini Clubman in Colorado, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
May 2012

11300 mi
Timing chain, tensioner, guide rails, bolts, sprockets and gaskets replaced due to excessive cold start rattling noise - chain stretched beyond required specification 
Mar 2013

14000 mi

US $1200
Intake camshaft VANOS gear sprocket and corresponding solenoid valve failed causing the engine to have retarded timing and engine rattle. 
Mar 2016

25000 mi

US $170
Oil feed line for turbocharger failed / leaking - replaced with aftermarket replacement of better design 

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2009 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

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

Mini Clubman in Ohio, United States
Aug 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

26000 mi
My third trip to the dealer to complain about timing chain tensioner. I actually had a recording made of the "diesel engine" sound it makes when cold (below 45 degrees). This time they believed me and replaced the timing chain tensioner. 
Mini Clubman in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2015
Oct 2010

6000 mi
driver-side vent rattled, part replaced and rattle noise gone 
Mar 2011

9000 mi
timing chain replaced 
Sep 2011

11000 mi
misaligned hood, corrected 
Feb 2012

14000 mi
Auxiliary water pump recall performed. Loss of coolant was diagnosed as a failure of the main water pump, also replaced. 
Aug 2012

17900 mi
tweeter had fallen out of its socket (a-pillar) 
Mini Clubman in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Nov 2011
Jan 2011 Fuel injectors cleaned. 
Mini Clubman in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2010
Feb 2010

8000 mi
Heard a noise, cel came on, car smelled of sulphur dioxide, and car went into 'limp' mode. Car was drivable, and flatbedded to nearest dealer under warranty. High pressure fuel pump replaced, and car was returned washed up. 
Jul 2010

9000 mi
Got transmission light, only had reverse and 2nd. Flat bedded to dealer, adjusted shift cables per a TSB. 
Mini Clubman in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
May 2016

73600 mi

US $600
Replaced broken axle 
Mini Clubman in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

58000 mi

US $530
Carbon build up caused engine light to come on. 
Jul 2016

75200 mi

US $350
Got a hole in the coolant reservoir tank. Had to be replaced. 
Oct 2017

83000 mi

US $700
Found a huge puddle of coolant on the garage floor. Took into a local repair shop. Found that the Engine Coolant Thermostat Housing had a crack in it. The shop replaced the part and then found that the sensor from the new part from NAPA did not communicate correctly with the computer. Had to order a part direct from Mini (BMW) to fix the issue. 
Mini Clubman in Florida, United States
Jul 2012 - Nov 2012
Oct 2012

27000 mi
Brought car in for annual inspection. Technician discovered an oil leak, which required replacement of the timing chain tensioner. Tech said this is a common problem with the Peugeot sourced engine. Had this not been detected, major engine damage 
Mini Clubman in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

13320 mi
squeak of back seat when going over a change in grade. 
Apr 2011

16678 mi
timing chain replaced timing chain replaced 
Mini Clubman in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2017
Apr 2009

2000 mi
Lurching when placed in gear. Problem resolved itself, but engine warning light came on. 
Feb 2011

33800 mi
fuel injectors needed cleaning  
Mar 2012

46000 mi
Sensor showed overheating, and system did not allow car to start 
Jun 2012

47000 mi
supercharger failed and was replaced 
Nov 2013

59900 mi
timing belt guides disintegrated. 
Aug 2015

69100 mi

US $900
vacuum pump replaced 
Mar 2016

74000 mi

US $1600
Warning light indicating air exchange problem. air cleaner, hose, valve cover gasket all replaced. Smoke test negative. Problem corrected. 

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2009 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Clubman in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

78000 mi

US $3000
Clutch. Had replaced with upgrade, hoping to avoid repeat premature failure. Found that release bearing had worn grooves on one side of the guide sleeve and clutch wore unevenly. 
Mar 2016

111000 mi

US $300
Broken exhaust flex pipe 
Mini Clubman in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

84000 mi

US $2
Timing chain, High Pressure Fuel Pump, Turbo Heat Shield Water Pump Tensioner 
Mini Clubman in Colorado, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
Jul 2014

68200 mi

US $504
Faulty thermostat allowing coolant leak. Coolant near empty. Possible engine damage. Timing chain stretched. Timing chain guide broken pieces in oil pan. Insist no abnormal interior rattles. 
Feb 2016

77900 mi

US $2800
Typical wear and tear. Owner takes car out of gear at stoplights. Clutch, flywheel, etc. replaced. Brake pads replaced, car alighned. 
Sep 2016

98000 mi

US $1800
Replaced turbo roll-off/relief valve. 
Feb 2017

98500 mi

US $200
Computer control for passenger window failed. Window not rolling up. Disengaged electrical unit to avoid ruining computer panel and paying over $800.00 to replace computer motherboard. 
Apr 2017

98510 mi
Exterior plastic "chrome" trim around grill falling off.  Interior ceiling continues to rattle and buzz like a dentist's drill at any speed since day one. Repair attempted but failed. Dealer will not repair. 
Mini Clubman in Georgia, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2010
Jun 2009

4000 mi
Serpentine tensioner pulley failed causing damage to the belt and other belt pulleys. Belt, pulleys were replaced. 
Jan 2010

12000 mi
Wipers had to be re-initialized and adjusted--the auto-wiper feature was erratic and wipers were not parked in the right spot. Also re-initialized windows. 
Feb 2010

12000 mi
Clicking sound in the instrument panel, possibly the CD player. 
Mini Clubman in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2016
May 2014

36000 mi
Timing chain replacement 
Mini Clubman in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2011
Apr 2009

1000 mi
Vehicle entered reduced power mode while driving. Dealer replaced turbo blow-off valve. 
Mini Clubman in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2013
May 2009

1000 mi
Passenger door sill emblem peeling up 
Apr 2010

9200 mi
Window when rolled up will come back down. Window initialization was lost due to software error in FRM. Vehicle software was updated and windows initialized. When accelerating (2000-2100 RPM) tachometer rattles. Tach was removed and an anti-rattle spacer was placed in tachometer. Secret compartment rattles when driving. Rattle is from hinge mechanism of CD changer carrier and CD changer carrier was replaced. 
Mar 2011

16000 mi
Passenger airbag light stays illuminated when passenger is in seat. Dealer could not find anything wrong on the codes. Would not repair. Called Field service and would get back with me within 2 weeks. After consulting with MINI USA, dealer replaced seat which fixed the passenger airbag light. Passenger airbag light now works properly. 
May 2011

19000 mi
Passenger Airbag light still illuminates when passenger is in seat. Intermittent problem. Dealer had Field Service Rep work on vehicle. Another airbag sensor was installed in passenger seat. Dealer could not get problem to happen in shop. Three days.. 
Apr 2013

32000 mi
Engine rough start with vibrations. Problem with chain tensioner. Chain tensioner replaced and timing belt checked. Driver door panel interior pulled away from door when closing from inside. Interior door handle panel was replaced. Driver side visor mirror fell off. Drivers side visor replaced. 
Mini Clubman in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

24000 mi
AC drain had kink that caused condensate to short out electrical system. Then, engine would not start. 
Mini Clubman in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
Oct 2011

28000 mi
Oil leak from area of rear main seal. Turned out to be oil feed tube to turbo 
Jun 2012

35000 mi
Auxiliary water pump for turbo was a recall item. After repairing the recalled auxiliary water pump for the turbo additional coolant was noticed (a bit) and it was determined that the primary water pump also needed to be repaired. 
Sep 2012

38000 mi
timing chain system failing....including tensioner, chain, sprockets, guides, etc. Stripped bolt in system caused damage to cylinder head so new cyl head was also provided. 
May 2013

45000 mi
Very rough starting when cold.....would often stall at initial idle at startup. 

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2009 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

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

Mini Clubman in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Nov 2015
Nov 2014

56000 mi

US $260
leak in oil manifold gasket 
Apr 2015

64300 mi

US $4800
Loss of coolant, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, and valves. 
Mini Clubman in Maryland, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Feb 2015

43100 mi
The fuel pump was replaced. Also, a faulty fuel line was fixed 
Jul 2016

70000 mi

US $210
Water pump, coolant pipe, and thermostat were replaced due to leaks and failure. Serpentine belt, air filter, and cabin filter were replaced at the same time. 
Apr 2017

79000 mi

US $52
The exhaust VANOS solenoid was triggering a "check engine light" warning. It was replaced and so far so good. 
Mini Clubman in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2015
Apr 2012

19465 mi
Replaced Seal Gasket Coolant Leak, Replaced Seal Gasket 
Apr 2013

29455 mi
Replaced Cylinder Head Cover and Crank Case Breather Engine had a low howl, Replaced Cylinder Head Cover and Crank Case Breather. Engine had low howl noise, Replaced Cylinder Head Cover and Crank Case Breather 
Sep 2013

32958 mi
Car was leaking oil Timing Chain Tensioner 
Oct 2013

33273 mi
Engine had a whine to it. Took it dealer, Found the Friction Wheel on water pump was worn, also serpentine belt was bad. all replaced under warranty Engine had a whine to it. Took it dealer, Found the Friction Wheel on water pump was worn, also serpentine belt was bad. all replaced under warranty 
Mar 2014

39000 mi
Took to dealer for oil change. They discovered Water Pump Leaking. Replaced water Pump 
Dec 2014

44000 mi
Took car into dealer for Oil Change. Found bad Vacuum Pump. Extended Warranty took care of it. 
Mini Clubman in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Oct 2013

18200 mi

US $149
Sunroof was a bit sticky. Could not be repaired by cleaning or lubing, so several screws or nuts had to be replaced. 
Dec 2014

22000 mi

US $2500
Sunroof drainage tube was clogged causing water to leak into one of the electrical circuit boards. Tube and circuit board replaced. Also damaged carpeting. 
Mini Clubman in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2014
May 2010

6000 mi
Window refused to go back up and stay, would go up and then come back down halfway. 
Jan 2011

9000 mi
rear door rubber bump replaced, as it kept falling off.  Water entering the third brake light, all parts ordered. 

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2009 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Clubman in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

58000 mi
Overhead shade in front half of sunroof completely ripped. Cannot afford replacement at this time. Dealer wanted $200 for part and $400 for labor. 
Oct 2015

58000 mi
Plastic cover between windshield and hoot has totally dried up and cracked to the point that it is coming apart. MINI wanted hundreds of dollars to replace it. 
Mini Clubman in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2012

31000 mi
Replaced the tachometer because it rattled when driving. 
Jun 2012

35000 mi
Drivers window did not go up all the way and would not stay closed. 
Nov 2012

39700 mi
Passenger window not staying closed 
Dec 2014

67000 mi

US $407
Leaking oil had to replace front crank seal. Not repaired properly first time. Had to take it in again and have the front crank seal and dampener replaced at no charge due to oil seeping from first repair. 
Mini Clubman in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2013
Sep 2011

43000 mi

US $150
Cleaned fuel injectors 
Mar 2013

74000 mi

US $1300
Replace belt Replaced rear sway bar 
Mini Clubman in Georgia, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2014

50000 mi

US $1750
Replaced clutch and related mechanisms 
Mini Clubman in Oregon, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2012
Jun 2010

8000 mi
Key stopped unlocking car remotely, and outside temperature reading was about 50 degrees too low. 
Dec 2011

15000 mi
Seat heater in passenger seat stopped working. Dealer found disconnected plug under seat and reconnected. 

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