The Mini Clubman was first introduced in the 1970s, and through its name indicated the new sovereignty of the BMW company over Mini (previous models being named “Traveller,” or “Countryman”). Today, the Clubman is a stylish variant of the Mini Hatch, and features a larger wheelbase than it’s relative. Many Clubman owners experience window problems.
Malfunctioning windows can turn a wonderful drive into an obnoxious—or nightmarish—experience. If they don’t open, you wind up feeling as though you’re in a fishbowl, and if they won’t close, any amount of rain is too much. The problems most common with the Clubman’s windows usually only affect the closing, but opening problems persist as well. The usual experience is that after the window closes it then opens itself back up by six inches or so. Eventually, the window may be fully fastened by opening the door and repeatedly lifting on the window switch until the window is closed, but this is obviously not a sustainable practice.
The causes for this problem can lie virtually anywhere in the window mechanism. You could be looking at a damaged window regulator or a frayed cable (more likely if the window has fallen down into the door and will not raise again), or you might be dealing with a faulty window sensor that believes there is a block in the window where there is actually none. Pinning down the precise nature of the problem is tricky, and any excess tinkering with the window and the regulator may result in a far greater problem than you began with.
For this reason, we advise you to make an appointment with a specialized Mini Cooper repair technician who can fully examine the windows and determine where exactly the problem lies in your Clubman. There’s no reason to drive around with faulty windows any longer, so make the appointment today.
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