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Expensive Mini Clubman repairs by problem area

Engine (77%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 39 repairs.
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Mini Clubman repair cost distribution

$2500+ (30%)

$1000 - $2499 (70%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Mini Clubman

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

18000 mi

US $10000
New engine. Cracked piston on #3 cylinder, shattered ring on #1 cylinder. 

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2012 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

56700 mi

US $2000
Water pump leaking Oil pan leak splashed oil on timing chain causing stretch. Fixed leak. Dealer rec'd replacing the timing chain while doing the water pump. 

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2011 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

44000 mi

US $1450
replaced several oil seals, as it was leaking oil in multiple places. rear brake light harness had some issue (light wasn't coming on during braking), so had to be replaced 
48000 mi

US $1200
Compressor died while driving. 
55000 mi

US $1300
oil housing, including turbo lines. Not yet fixed at this time. Repair not urgent (at the moment) and will have it done somewhere besides the dealer, who diagnosed it. 

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2011 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

121-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

78000 mi

US $1200
Leak in lower radiator hose nipple 
55100 mi

US $120
Thermostat also found leaking after radiator replacement. It's a common problem on these cars so I didn't blame the shop that did the radiator. 

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2010 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

55000 mi

US $3000
Replaced the clutch all parts. The clutch was installed out of state by the company I bought it from. The clutch must have been installed wrong or some part was not replaced. The day I took delivery I could smell the clutch. When the shop here in town replaced it they did not see any obvious issues that led to the clutch failure. The clutch disk was uneven. It was down to nothing on one side and thick on the other. 
51300 mi

US $2450
Thermostat housing leaking, repaired under warranty Tie rods cracked, replaced and aligned the car Fuel mileage was under 30, normally 34 mpg so ordered Fuel induction system to be cleaned. 

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2010 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

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

106000 mi

US $3500
Timing chain broke, valves bent, crank seized. 

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2010 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

54000 mi

US $4000
Engine was replaced with factory crate engine due to failed ring. 
55000 mi

US $100
Replaced Throttle Bosy 

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2010 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

92700 mi

US $2000
New clutch and flywheel. Had been gradually getting worse, so probably just that the lining wore out. 
97000 mi

US $400
New fuel injector installed 

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2009 Mini Clubman 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

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

14000 mi

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

58000 mi

US $530
Carbon build up caused engine light to come on. 
75200 mi

US $350
Got a hole in the coolant reservoir tank. Had to be replaced. 
83000 mi

US $1700
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. So, how to begin? Goodyear lost parts to my Mini and couldn't find why my Mini had a check engine light after they finished working on it. My Mini then went to the dealer that said I had 3 oil leaks and a bad turbo. They said that 2 of the oil leaks were nothing to worry about. After leaving the dealer I took my Mini to another shop for a second opinion. They said that my turbo had a bad hose, I needed a new belt, and that the 2 oil leaks that were nothing are actually pretty substantial. All in I had to spend $1700 out of pocket. 
83000 mi

US $100
Engine would not turn over. All lights would light up, no error message given. Shot in the dark, I replaced the battery and everything was back to normal. 
69100 mi

US $900
vacuum pump replaced 
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

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. 
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. 
84458 mi

US $1613
Replaced turbo roll-off/relief valve. Death rattle. Replaced timing chain kit, valve cover set, front crankshaft seal, crankshaft pulley bolt, crankshaft gear, 2x torx bolt, air mass meter boot. 
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. 
92245 mi

US $280
Loss of engine power. Diverter valve replaced. 
99055 mi

US $695
Expansion tank and cap replaced due to a leak. Thermostat assembly replaced. 
110000 mi

US $800
Turbo oil feed and return lines leaking. Lines replaced. 
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. 
111000 mi

US $300
Broken exhaust flex pipe 

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2009 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

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

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. 
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. 
32000 mi

US $700
water pump was leaking & needed replacement 
56000 mi

US $260
leak in oil manifold gasket 
64300 mi

US $4800
Loss of coolant, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, and valves. 

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2009 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

118-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

50000 mi

US $1750
Replaced clutch and related mechanisms 
43000 mi

US $150
Cleaned fuel injectors 
74000 mi

US $1300
Replace belt Replaced rear sway bar 

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2008 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

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

62700 mi

US $900
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. 
78300 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. 
56700 mi

US $737
Replaced broken thermostat assembly, water pipe and coolant 
63000 mi

US $192
Replaced four year old battery. 
75000 mi

US $1615
Replaced timing chain, tensioner, water pump,  When replacing my broken timing chain/tensioner/guide, the mechanic said the oil pan gasket needed to be replaced too.  
35700 mi

US $330
timing chain and tensioner had to be replaced 
25900 mi

US $600
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. 
28500 mi

US $1185
Turbocharger oil line was leaking. Oil line replaced. Had to replace battery. This was original battery that had lasted six years. 

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2008 Mini Clubman 3dr Wagon

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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. 
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. 
77500 mi

US $800
I was overheating and losing coolant. Water pump replaced; 2 sensors replaced; system flushed; oil change; 
93000 mi

US $400
Leak in AC hose. Replaced and recharged the system. 
105000 mi

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

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