Mini Clubman owners manuals
The Mini Clubman is a subcompact executive vehicle produced by BMW and marketed under the Mini brand. The first-generation Clubman was launched in 2007, as an alternative of the Mini Hatch (Hardtop in the US). A commercial variant named Clubvan was joined to the series in 2012. The present second-generation model is built as 2015 and accessible with front- and all-wheel drive.
The use of the name "Clubman" is a deviation from the Mini culture. "Clubman" was formerly the title given to the 1970s facelift of the classic Mini. Still, BMW did not originally acquire the rights to use these names, and so chose to name its estate-variant "Clubman", a name which it did own claims to.
The new 2020 Mini Clubman is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing 301 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, compared to 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft from the last year.
Mini Clubman known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Mini Clubman are:
- 2010-15 MINI R55 Cooper Clubman 1.6i: N16 engine misfire due to the broken ignition coil
- 2010-12 MINI R55 Clubman: incorrect readings from engine coolant heat sensor
- 2010-15 MINI R55 Cooper Clubman 1.6i: reduced throttle reply at raised ambient temperatures
- Knocking sounds from the front, rear or both may be due to an issue with the sway bar bushings.
- The engine may not crank and the electric steering lock symbol may light if the steering wheel is blocked, changing it slightly may resolve the problem.
- Where provided, the sunroof shades may drift open or closed due to inadequate friction in the guides.
- Transmission fluid may flow from the input shaft seal; if too much fluid leaks, the vehicle will not drive.
- Windscreen washer liquid may drip from the rear nozzle and possibly the front nozzle needing one-way check valves to be installed in the fluid lines.