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#163 of 548 Re: 2004 MINI Cooper Clutch Problems [minimad2]
Jul 18, 2008 (9:48 pm)
My experience with Mini of San Francisco was similar to yours, except no one even did me the courtesy of calling me back regarding my failed transmission at 70k. Mini USA also told me that my transmission failure could be related to the way I drive or to different "geographical conditions". As you know, we don't get alot of snow or inclement weather out here, so neither "argument" made sense. I love my Mini but I would think twice before getting another one (and certainly not at Mini of San Francisco).
#164 of 548 Don't just complain - take action Mini owners
Jul 23, 2008 (3:01 pm)
Go to message #162 where there is a link to Consumer Affairs - I usually never go to this length but after reading everyone's complain about the same issue- transmission failure, our voices should unite and hopfully there will some good that will come out of it. As of now most of us are all out $7,000 +/- except those who got lucky and received help from Mini customer Service. To those that received help - more power to you!
#165 of 548 SPROCKET WITH EXCLAMATION POINT LIGHT
Jul 23, 2008 (6:19 pm)
MY 2008 AUTOMATIC MINI OCCASIONALLY DISPLAYS A SPROCKET SHAPE WITH AN EXCLAMATION POINT INDICATOR LIGHT WHEN I TURN IT OFF. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN EVERY TIME I TURN MOTOR OFF. NO PROBLEM WITH PERFORMANCE. HAVE ANY OTHER MINI OWNERS EXPERIENCED THIS??????
#166 of 548 Re: Fearing the worst re: transmission [cracker2225]
Jul 31, 2008 (1:29 pm)
I went ahead and fixed my transmission through an independent as well. I found a person who is trying to get signatures together for a class action suit. If you are interested, here is her email address: no2numba-tu.com
I believe she is in San Francisco as well. There is strength in numbers.
How is your Mini driving now or did you get rid of it?
#168 of 548 Re: Fearing the worst re: transmission [mspepper]
Sep 11, 2008 (3:35 pm)
My transmission just went at 66000 miles, 2003 mini cooper. I have 1 month left on my extended warranty. Does anyone know if I'm going to have a problem collecting, never dealt with extended warranties before.
I'm seriously thinking about getting rid of it, but can only get 7000 from a dealer. My sunroof (moonroof) has leaked since day 1, fixed it once, but didn't last. My air conditioning has never worked. I have owned it for 2 years.
The dealer is about 2 hrs away so I have been taking it to private mechanics. The tires cost me almost 1000. and a new muffler cost me about 1000. From the sound of it I'll be lucky if I don't have more transmission problems even after puchasing a new one.
#169 of 548 Re: Fearing the worst re: transmission [miccrab]
Sep 11, 2008 (4:07 pm)
I have collected about 60 people whom I have been in contact with who also had the same problem. My car failed at less than 60K miles. I know at least one person who was not able to collect through the extended warranty. If you would like to join us, please write me at no2numba-tu.com. Thanks! -winnie
#170 of 548 Re: Fearing the worst re: transmission [miccrab]
Sep 11, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I am looking for a 2003 Mini.....Let me know if you want to sell it and where you live? A few words about it and pictures can be sent to: wilemakeitaol.com
#171 of 548 Re: 2004 MINI Cooper Clutch Problems [gusp]
Sep 17, 2008 (9:41 am)
I have a 2006 mini that makes clutch noise on almost all my shifts from 1st gear. When I complained to the dealer I was told that is common in 2005 and 2006 and there was nothing they would do about it. I was also told it is not under warrenty. Reading other peoples clutch problems in this forum I see some say they were covered under warrenty and some people had their clutch "de-glazed"? The dealer told me if it makes this noise all the time my clutch is going out. I only have 32k on the car and have never heard of a clutch going out with that few miles. I am very disappointed because I thought BMW had a reputation for excellence. I am thinking about selling my car but how can I when it makes that noise? I asked the dealer this and he just shrugged his shoulders. What have other people done about this noise?
#172 of 548 Re: 2004 MINI Cooper Clutch Problems [bashmichel]
Sep 17, 2008 (1:03 pm)
Our's is a 2008. From delivery, it made a strange noise when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Kind of the noise the front brakes make on a 21 speed bike when you hit them hard. Anyway, the dealer has deglazed the clutch 3 times now and the noise has pretty much disappeared. We're at 6,000 miles now.