2003 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mini Cooper

There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions.  Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

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.

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The "miss/studder" seems to happen in all gears. If I "floor" the accelerator, the missing/studder will immediately go away. Any ideas what the trouble is? Bad gas?...or something more serious?

the drives side door it wont unlock nor will the handle on the inside work so I can get out. what parts do I need to fix my problem?? Ive had nothing but problems with this car. Seems like now everything is messing up on it. Alternator, power window, glove box latch broke, & theres more smal...

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Handles and brakes really well. Super fun to drive, however I did have the automatic transmission failure that is mentioned here, fortunately it was still under warranty. Gotta love the great mileage too!

One of the best handling cars on the planet sub super car.

How do you fix the rear seat releases? Should be a recall on these. Please help

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