The Mini Cooper Clubman was first introduced in 1970, when BMW took over the Mini Cooper Company and its production facilities and wanted to release a classic Cooper automobile under a different name (previous iterations were called “Traveler” or “Countryman”). Featuring a larger interior, as well as an expanded wheelbase, the Clubman released in 2008 remains a gorgeous vehicle on the road and a favorite among consumers. Some of the more common problems associated with the Clubman include:
Jerking Transmission: Especially noticeable while in reverse, the jerking transmission is often accompanied by the check engine, brake, and check transmission lights.
Rear Brake Grinding Noises: Also more prevalent in reverse, the grinding brakes might signify a need to have the pads or rotors replaced.
Window Problems: The windows go up, but then retract themselves six inches or so. It’s a classic issue and could have to do with a safety sensor or with a blown window switch.
Fluid Leaking by Rear Wheel: The pooling up of an orange/black liquid around the rear wheels might signify that the additive used to make the fuel more efficient is dripping through the pump that injects it into the rest of the car.
Water Leaking in Lower Boot Well & Doors: Water sloshing around inside of the doors or collecting in the lower boot well means one thing: you have a leak. Finding out just where the leak came from and how to fix it is the tricky part.
All of these issues can be easily attended to by taking your Clubman to a local Mini Cooper service center where they will be familiar with your vehicle and the above problems. Don’t wait for the situation to worsen, taking your car in as soon as possible will likely save you from a slew of headaches in the future.
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