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2008 Mini Hardtop Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059111
TSB ID: 12 05 15

Mini: due to faulty dme software, the service engine lights comes on, including the check control message for motor force decrease.
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059112
TSB ID: 12 06 15

Mini: because of the dme software, and a damaged clutch, the drivetrain malfunction check message appear.
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059113
TSB ID: 12 07 15

Mini: faulty software causes the check control and engine power reduced light to appear.
02/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10059114
TSB ID: 12 09 15

Mini: faulty software for the tank ventilation control displays engine throttle reaction when temperature is high outside, and more obvious if the tank is only partly filled.
02/03/16 NHTSA ID: 10059098
TSB ID: 11 06 15

Mini: different faults activates engine malfunction and oil warning.
02/03/16 NHTSA ID: 10059094
TSB ID: 11 02 15

Mini: a mechanical failure and dme software error of the vanos actuators cause the engine to run rough which activates the malfunction warning light.
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06/09/15 NHTSA ID: 10057570
TSB ID: SIM-11-10-14

Mini: some vehicles have turbocharger noise and a lack or loss of performance, due to restriction of turbocharger oil supply, resulting in oil starvation and seizing of turbocharger assembly. model all.
07/26/12 NHTSA ID: 10044719
TSB ID: SIM-12-07-12

Mini: there is a software error causing the service engine soon light to be illuminated that is related to valvetronic diagnostics. models r55, r56, r58, r57, r60, r59. no model years listed.
07/25/12 NHTSA ID: 10044699
TSB ID: SIM-11-03-12

Mini: when resealing engine oil pan, engine oil pan gasket replacement should no longer be used due to causing sealing flange becoming deformed. models r55, r56, r59, r60, r57, and r58. no model years listed.
07/25/12 NHTSA ID: 10044680
TSB ID: SIM-11-01-12

Mini: on certain model vehicles, an engine oil leak may occur, due to the compromised oil pump volume control solenoid valve, from the underside of engine. no model years listed. updated 4/19/2013. updated 3/11/14.
04/24/12 NHTSA ID: 10043722
TSB ID: SIM-16-01-09

Mini: information provided regarding procedure of replacing fuel level sensor due to failure on the right and/or left side.
04/24/12 NHTSA ID: 10043724
TSB ID: SI-M51-02-12

Mini: installation of a heat shield for the bonnet intake air grill.
09/28/11 NHTSA ID: 10041389
TSB ID: SIM -01-04-10

BMW: service engine soon light may be on with stored trouble codes and reduced engine power. the high pressure fuel pump malfunctions.
09/12/11 NHTSA ID: 10040741
TSB ID: SIM-17-01-10

BMW: engine too hot message is displayed with stored trouble codes. the water pump doesnt power up.
09/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10040664
TSB ID: SB-1227

BMW service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. there may be a problem with a vapor recovery pump which will cause the service engine soon light to come on.
08/09/11 NHTSA ID: 10039704
TSB ID: SIM-01-05-11

BMW: some vehicles with the n12 engine will have the service engine soon light will be on, but performance will not be affected.
05/18/11 NHTSA ID: 10037305
TSB ID: SIM-11-07-08

BMW: description and specifications of crankcase ventilation system.
03/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10035884
TSB ID: SIM-13-06-10

Mini: teileclearing for n14/n18 engine drivability and fuel system. enhanced technical support (teileclearing) process has been developed to help identify the root causes ofcustomer complaints relating to the n14/n18 drivability and fuel
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06/21/10 NHTSA ID: 10032985
TSB ID: SIM-17-02-07

Mini: electric cooling fan runs after engine is shut off. after the engine is shut off, the electric cooling fan continues to run. due to the operating strategy of the dme, the electric cooling fan may continue to run after the engine is
11/09/09 NHTSA ID: 10030668
TSB ID: SI-M-18-01-09

Mini: due to a failure in the production process,the catalytic converter may deteriorate causing an increased level of vehicle emissions. the catalyst efficiency fault code (276a) will be stored in the dme memory, and the service engine s
11/09/09 NHTSA ID: 10030669
TSB ID: SI-M-11-01-09

Mini: when replacing the cylinder head cover on a vehicle equipped with the new n14 engine, the cover will look different in appearance. the replacement cover is now equipped with a crankcase ventilation system pressure relief valve. no
05/29/09 NHTSA ID: 10028785
TSB ID: SIM-12-02-09

Mini: service engine soon or check gas cap warning is illuminated: tank leakage. leakage is detected in the tank ventilation or evaporative system.
12/15/08 NHTSA ID: 10026767
TSB ID: SIM-11-03-08

Mini: turbocharger failure; oil supply line blockage. loss of performance and turbocharger noise. updated 8/16/11.
09/15/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10025903
TSB ID: SI M21-03-08

Mini- r5 & r56 (cooper; cooper s) with getrag 6 speed manual transmission: complaint of an intermittent no-crank, no start situation. the clutch switch module has not been secured in the correct position on the clutch master cylinder. *
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09/10/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10025846
TSB ID: SI M24 01 08

Mini: r55, r56 (cooper, cooper s) with f21 asin 6-speed automatic transmission - incorrect gear display.
05/02/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043927
TSB ID: SIM-65-08-03

BMW mini: airbag warning light is on: mrs fc 02, 03, 05, 06.
09/13/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10040855
TSB ID: SIM-12-02-11

BMW: a software error is causing a hesitation or jerking when accelerating under higher loads between 3000 ¿ 4000 rpm.
08/03/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039593
TSB ID: SIM-65-06-11

BMW: the airbag warning light is on with a fault stored. the wiring under the seat may be pinched or damaged.
11/09/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030667
TSB ID: SI-M-63-01-09

Mini vehicles: while driving or at idle, the headlamps flicker or sporadically move up or down by themselves. the headlamp wiring harness is damaged due to chaffing at the engine ground point.
08/12/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030164
TSB ID: SI-M63-01-09

Mini: while driving or at idle, the headlamps flicker or sporadically move up or down by themselves. the headlamp wiring harness is damaged due to chaffing at the engine ground point. r55 (cooper clubman, cooper s clubman); r56 (cooper, c
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03/27/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028385
TSB ID: SI-M-61-02-08

Mini: to improve customer satisfaction with frm related complaints, an enhancement technical support (teileclearing) process has been developed to help identify the root causes of these complaints.
12/16/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10026789
TSB ID: SI-M-65-05-08

Mini: check svs function. on certain vehicles, the voice input system (svs sa 620) does not function. the svs was not installed in the vehicles.
09/04/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056114
TSB ID: SIM-61-05-14

Mini: there is a disconnection or kink, in wnidshield washer hose, which is too short, causing windshield front washer jet to fail. model f56 (cooper, cooper s).
09/04/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056111
TSB ID: SIM-01-05-14

Mini: information on parts warranty extension applying to previous qualifying repairs and no immediate repair required unless currently experiencing problem with cvt assembly or component. model 2005-2008 cooper, cooper s.
11/12/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053604
TSB ID: SI-M-13-01-13

Mini: there is a procedural error in the removing and installing or replacing high pressure pump current version that has been replaced with the corrected repair instruction portion for the n14 and n18 engine. models r55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 6
04/24/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10043725
TSB ID: SI-M61-01-12

Mini: after drive-away locking activates, it is not possible to unlock the boot.
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12/15/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10026766
TSB ID: SI-M-51-09-08

Mini: rear split door opening problems. one or both of the rear split doors intermittently have functional problems. the door(s) may not unlatch when the lever on the handle is pulled or the latch may release unexpectedly without being pul
09/09/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10025844
TSB ID: SI M64-02-08

Mini: driver footwell area becomes hot. the hearter core pipes are poorly insulated. model r56.

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Mini Hardtop TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.