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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Mini Cooper
2004 Mini Cooper
2004 Mini Cooper Problems
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.
2004 Mini Cooper Questions and Answers
the left side is ok
I have a 2004 Mini Cooper with 32,600 miles. The air conditioner went out and the repair will cost $1856 ( at the Dealership in VA. Beach, VA)to put in a new compressor. Is this a reasonable pric...
I have a 2004 Mini Cooper and recently have been having, i believe, an electrical problem with the driver's side door. The window first stopped going up and down and now the lock on that side ...
2004 Mini Cooper Reviews
I have a Sept. 2004 model Mini Cooper S and have now driven (as at April 16 2013) 278,000 kilometres throughout Australia. I spend a lot a time on the road, western highways and up the Pacific Coast Sydney, Canberra, Byron Bay, Gold Coast to Cairns, even Cooktown. A fun car and only a few relatively minor annoyances (and only one flat tyre with no run-flats as I got rid of them after first 33,000kms.). But in recent months there is a definite supercharge lag,, engine tends to errrr, even a faint burn smell when I accelerate particularly gears three to six at speeds 80km/h 110/kmh. Any suggestions on problem? email Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVE THIS CAR! Awesome in the snows of New England, very reliable and so fun to drive. Made it my only car and haven't had any issues.
Overall, this has been a great car for me. I've put a little over 60k miles on it in 5 years and had a few issues in the first couple of years that were fixed free of charge by the MINI dealer. If I recall, there was an issue with the suspension, the rattle under the dash that almost all the MINI's seemed to have at one point or another, and the problem with chips/cracks in the windshield due to the angle of it.
Everything else has performed almost flawlessly and it's still a lot of fun to drive.