2002 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mini Cooper
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2002 Mini Cooper ProblemsService Recommend for "Sealed For Life" Transmissions
Failure of the automatic transmission is common. Even though the automatic transmission is advertised as "sealed for life," our technicians recommend the automatic transmission fluid be replaced every 30,000 miles with only the approved Mini/BMW fluid. Our technicians recommend thorough troubleshooting before replacing the transmission because programming procedures can affect how the transmission shifts and there is a special procedure to refill the transmission.
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.
There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.
2002 Mini Cooper QuestionsLeaking interior by passenger floor. Sunroor Overflow tube (1 answer)
I have a leak coming from under the dash on the passenger side. I have determined it is NOT the windshield, but likely coming from the overflow tubes that originate at sunroof area and feed through. I want to know how difficult it is to replace this item and what the approximate cost is for sho...
Everytime I get out of my car, the doors autolock. No matter what. This is a challenge because I often make several trips to my car and don't WANT it to lock.
Is there a way to turn this off? So I have to press the FOB button for it to lock instead of doing it on it's own? I'm a ne...
2002 Mini Cooper 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 specification for tire air pressure is missing on the tire information placard. Mini mailed owners new placards which can be installed by dealerships free of charge to resolve the concern.
The manual transmission shift cable may detach from the shift mechanism. Dealers will inspect the shift cable and if necessary install a retaining clip over the end of the shift cable to prevent it from detaching free of charge to resolve the concern.