2005 Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mini Cooper S
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2005 Mini Cooper S ProblemsClutch May Wear Prematurely
There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions. Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.
Minis have an electric power steering pump that is prone to failure. When replacing the pump, our technicians advise inspecting the cooling fan because it is often the cause of the failure of the pump.
The solution was that BMW replaced the manifold, throttle body and valve to the tune of 600euro ($850) on a car that is only 4 years old! I am writing to BMW, because this is a defect!!
2005 Mini Cooper S QuestionsHas anyone had their 17" R99 polished rims corrode like mine have on their mini (1 answer)
I was able to pull into a parking lot and stop and shut the car off. I then re-started the car and the gas gauge was showing a full tank and I proceed to work, with no problem. So, what happened ?? This was the first time that I noticed this happening. There was no unusual noises to make you thin...
Usually it goes away after about ten minutes
2005 Mini Cooper S RecallsPower Steering Fails
The power steering assist may stop functioning either temporarily or permanently. Dealers will inspect the electro-hydraulic power steering system and replace components and wiring as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The occupant detection mat sensor can malfunction, preventing the passenger side front air bag from deploying in a crash. Mini will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat free of charge to correct the concern.