Mini Cooper Drivers across Multiple forums and clubs are posting issues with a loud noise during startup.
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A serious issue has come up in the Mini Cooper world. Mini Cooper Drivers around the U.S. and world have been reporting a strange knocking/rubbing noise coming from the engine compartment for the year 2007+ Mini Cooper. From the misc dealer repair details it appears to be a issue with the timing chain and tensioner system. It also appears the without being fixed the car will eventually have a timing chain failure and possible motor destruction. On a good note BMW/Mini know what the problem is however is failing to come up with or acknowledge a permanent solution. How many customers issues will it take before BMW/Mini will issue a full recall? We all hope not many more. I am in the second generation mini group myself. Every morning I cross my fingers in hope that when I push the start button the sound of engineering failure doesn’t sing from under my hood!
Is there a Mini Cooper Recall for a Loud Knocking Diesel sound In the Second Generation Mini Cooper?
Not at this time!
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Information and updates
Years Affected 2007+
Recall Status: No
Warranty Repair: Yes
Total Users Affected Registered on This site: 1300+
1. Joseph Bejnarowicz 2007 MCS 30k miles
2. Mark McSwain 2008 Clubman S 21k miles
3. Ric Liang 2008 MCS 0k miles happened on arrival
4. Tim Shackelford 2007 MCS 36K miles
5. Wayne LoPrete 2008 MCS JCW Package 9k miles
6. David Australia 2007 MCS 1500 Miles