2005 Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mini Cooper S

2005 Mini Cooper S Problems

Electric Power Steering Pump May Fail

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.

Clutch 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.

Electric Door Locks May Malfunction

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

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2005 Mini Cooper S Questions

Has anyone had their 17" R99 polished rims corrode like mine have on their mini (1 answer)

Fuel gauge drops to empty while driving with a full tank of gas. (2 answers)

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...

My mini has a high pitched squeak from rear on light acceleration after a stop (1 answer)

Usually it goes away after about ten minutes

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2005 Mini Cooper S Recalls

Power 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.

Front Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy

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.

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